Mowglie in the Kremlin
Text Alevtina Kashitsina
On December 3rd there was a unique chance for a sold-out Moscow audience to witness the talent of a young composer and conductor who directed the Orchestra of the New Opera Theater. Alex Prior is one of the youngest students at the St. Petersburg conservatory but yet a famous composer and conductor. Eminent Russian artistic people were there to greet Alex, Yevgeniy Evtushenko, Oleg Tabakov and Maestro Vasiliev himself came to congratulate Alex on the success of the performance. Among the audience there were children ill with cancer, whom Alex personally had invited so that they could enjoy the adventures of Mowglie.
According to Alex, “Mowglie is not simply a ballet but a musical drama, a unity of all the genres of arts.” The young composer is already working on a series of operas on historical events of his second motherland, Russia.