This is one of the three huge grand interior spaces in the New Hermitage that are naturally lit by skylights.
Spectators have a unique opportunity to hear the premiere performance of lyric songs created by the distinguished statesmen of the Russian Empire, Duke Peter of Oldenburg. The Duke was not only a large-scale public figure but also a talented pianist and composer. The rare sheet music was exclusively provided for the concert by the National Library of Russia from its richest collections of "musical treasures".
Watch and listen to the concert of Russian romances at one of the most impressive venues of the Hermitage Museum — the Large Italian Skylight Room. The beautiful musical masterpieces will be performed by famous soloists of the Mariinsky Theater, surrounded by the picturesque masterpieces of the outstanding Italian artists of the 17-18 centuries.