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January Music Nights open in Brest

Lovers of classical music gathered in Brest these days. The 27th international festival January Music Nights was opened.

In 2015 more than 300 performers came from 11 countries.  The geography of the festival expands every year.

Legendary baritone, People's Artist of Russia Sergei Zakharov took part in the opening ceremony.

Sergei Zakharov, People's Artist of Russia:
I'm glad to be here, because, firstly, I love Belarus. It is not a compliment. I really love it. I love it for strictness and order. Generally, everything is on its place, I think. And I always travel with great pleasure. And I'm sure that this festival will be held at a high level. Brest needs it and generally Belarus, too.

There will be surprises. In 2015 Brest residents will listen to opera for the first time.

Joanna Navrot, participant of the festival (Poland):
It's a very prestigious festival, I am pleased to take part in it. It's great that the emphasis is on classical art and opera singing. There are few such festivals in Poland.