Dame Joan, Ludmilla Shilova, Maria Struve, Richard Bonynge with the Children's Choir  Haydn's Opera 'Orfeo ed Euridice' was performed in the Philharmonic Hall in St Petersburg in November 1995 after the Russian premiere in Moscow. Richard Bonynge conducted both performances which were honoured by the presence of Dame Joan Sutherland. Ensemble XXI Moscow performed together with young Russian soloists and Maria Struve's Children's Capella.  Later the next year the opera was given its Nordic premiere and recorded in Finland at the orchestra's summer residence.