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How to Celebrate the Holidays on Thursday in Moscow

One of Russia’s most celebrated sopranos, Hilba Gerzmava, celebrates the holiday season with a concert for charity at the Moscow Conservatory on Thursday.

On Thursday evening, you can enjoy fabulous music sung by some of the best singers in the world in Moscow's most prestigious concert hall beautifully decorated for the holidays — and help a charity do good work!

So leave work a bit early and beat the traffic to the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, where one of Russia's finest opera singers, the soprano Hibla Gerzmava and the renowned Italian tenor Francesco Anile will sing arias from operas by Verdi, Puccini, and Bellini. They will be accompanied by the Svetlanov State Russian Orchestra conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo.

The concert is part of the Moscow Nights series. Part of the proceeds will go to the Arithmetic of Kindness Foundation, a Russian charity that helps orphans and adoptive families in a number of ways, such as ensuring that newborns given up for adoption receive round-the-clock care and close contact and programs to help and support children and their foster and adoptive families.

Moscow Conservatory Great Hall. 13 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa. Metro Tverskaya. +7 (495) 255 1994. Thurs. at 7 p.m.

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