Dr William Morrison, chairman of the NHS quality improvement group for alcohol in Scotland, said: "I am astounded that someone so young could have Korsakov
Fred Parle with, inset, the Svitzer Korsakov
and, left, a Somalian pirate vessel
The concert, organised by The Cyprus Academy of Music and iDA Productions Centre, will include arias and songs by Rossini, Mozart, Rimsky Korsakov
, Gershwin, Kalman, Puccini, Loewe, Bellini, Gounod and more in an evening set with entertainment fit for royalty.
The music of Rimsky Korsakov
's Scheherazade will be complemented by three new songs written especially for the show at St David's Hall this autumn.
But with the applause still ringing for a masterful Mussorgsky, it was back to Rimsky- Korsakov
for an impromptu encore - with Petrenko losing the battle with his inner imp for a tongue-in-cheek gallop through a showboating Flight Of The Bumblebee.
The pirates, who call themselves eco-warriors, took four Russian crew members, an Irish chief engineer and a British captain on the Svitzer Korsakov
during its maiden voyage 10 days ago.
The two men are staying on board the Svetlaya, which is anchored in Korsakov
on the southern tip of the Russian Far East island of Sakhalin, Russian officials said.
TOMORROW Heart of England Cooperative Orchestra - spring concert including works by Rimsky- Korsakov
, Mussorgsky, Gilbert and Sullivan and show tunes: St John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street, Coventry city centre, 7.30pm.
They sat entranced by the works of Vivaldi and Rimsky Korsakov
in the autumn twilight while a battle of Wagnerian proportions raged a mile away.
It was good to hear Rimsky Korsakov
's suite, The Golden Cockerel.
Then will come Rimsky- Korsakov
's obscure "Christmas Eve" Suite, a work derived from the Russian composer's ill-fated holiday opera.