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Talk & dine with Ivan the Terrible

Talk & dine with Ivan the Terrible at the Traveller’s Club

The Romanoff Foundation presents a prelude to Grange Park Opera’s 2021 Season

Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Ivan the Terrible is the 2021 season’s greatest spectacle. The romantic score of Muscovite passion, vivid pathos and bloody betrayal is performed by an international cast including Evelina Dobracheva as Princess Olga (coming from Berlin), Muscovite Liubov Sokolova as her nurse, Carl Tanner (from Virginia) as the rebel Tucha, and Clive Bayley as Ivan the Terrible. Pountney directs and Mariinsky conductor Tatarnikov has received his visa. It’s all about to happen.

But how Terrible was Ivan?

Helena Barton will enlighten us.

Numbers are limited to 42 guests on tables of 6.

Thursday 20 May 2021
5:15pm Musical reception
6:00pm Talk / Q&A from Helena Barton
7:30pm Dinner



Ms. Helena Barton MA specialized in 19th century Russian History at Newnham College, Cambridge. She now teaches History at the Westminster School.

The Romanoff Foundation has been supporting people in need in the CIS States for more than 25 years, since being founded by Prince and Princess Dimitry Romanoff. The Charity has recently expanded its activities to also support Faith, Legacy and Community of the Russian speaking diaspora.