On the eve of the New Year, the Bolshoi Theatre has decided to present a winter fairy tale for children as well as for adults. Namely, The Story of Kai and Gerda — an opera, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, written by the marvelous Petersburg composer Sergei Banevich.
From November 20 till December 7: seven cities and three ballets.
Cast changes:
November 26 (1.30 pm), Tokyo, Swan Lake: Odette-Odile — Ekaterina Krysanova
November 30 (5 pm), Hamamatsu, Swan Lake: Odette-Odile — Anna Nikulina
December 4 (6.30 pm), Tokyo, La Bayadere: Nikia — Ekaterina Krysanova, Gamzatti — Anna Tikhomirova

The Bolshoi suggests taking the third journey (November 6 & 7) into the age of the baroque with the unique French ensemble Les Arts Florissants — a trailblazer in the sphere of authentic performance.
Bolshoi Theatre Young Opera Programme is Travelling.
The Bolshoi Ballet has taken a record high: the number of viewers who have watched its performances on the big screen has surpassed the million mark!
Bolshoi Ballet on the screens worldwide

French companies Bel Air Classiques and Pathé Live continue direct broadcasting of the Bolshoi Theatre ballet performances. In the 239th season A LEGEND of LOVE will be the first performance viewers across the globe will see. The premiere of the ballet in a renewed version will take place on the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre on October 23. The main cast will perform again on OCTOBER 26. And so it’ll be that very day when the ballet will appear on the screens worldwide. The leading parts will be taken by Maria Allash (Queen Mekhmene Banu), Anna Nikulina (Princess Shireen) & Denis Rodkin (Ferkhad). The full list of cinemas is available on the Pathé Company site. Russian audience will have an opportunity to see the ballet live on the YouTube.

The Bolshoi Theatre held the “Empty Bolshoi” campaign in association with Instagram.

Broadcasting begins at 3 BST.
Australian Ballet | Bolshoi Ballet | The Royal Ballet | The National Ballet of Canada | San Francisco Ballet

Follow #WorldBalletDay on The Bolshoi Theatre social media channels:
Youtube — http://www.youtube.com/user/bolshoi — video live-stream.
Twitter — https://twitter.com/BolshoiOfficial — announcements of upcoming events planned for the broadcast.
Instagram — http://instagram.com/bolshoi_theatre — exclusive shots during all of the broadcast.

Not only followers all over the world are preparing for the long-expected #WorldBalletDay uploading videos with their pirouettes, but The Bolshoi Ballet stars are totally preparing too. Svetlana Zakharova, Maria Alexandrova, Artem Ovcharenko and Denis Rodkin shared their expectations of the upcoming live-stream from backstage of The Bolshoi Theatre.
La Traviata. Guest atrists
Luciano Ganci will perform the role of Alfredo on 3 and 5 October.
Suren Maksutov will perform Alfredo on 2 and 4 October.

This is only the second time in its entire history that the Bolshoi has turned its attention to The Maid of Orleans!
Bolshoi Has Announced Plans for New (239th — 2014/15) Season
Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Denisl Rodkin is promoted from the First Soloist to the Leading Soloist; Maria Vinogradova and Igor Tsvirko — from Soloists to the First Soloists; Svetlana Pavlova and Alexander Fadeyechev — from Artists to the Soloists.
The Bolshoi Ballet presents “Don Quixote” at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
La Traviata. Guest atrist
Elena Mosuc will perform the role of Violetta on 18 and 20 July.

This time the Company is to appear at the Lincoln Center Festival, New York.

The Bolshoi is about to present The Taming of the Shrew, a ballet specially created for its Company by the illustrious choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot. The superlative ballerina Bernice Coppieters and the eminent French writer Goncourt prize-winner Jean Rouand have participated in the work on the ballet.
Don Carlo. Guest atrist
Dimitri Pittas will make his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre. Mr. Pittas will perform the role of Don Carlo on 25, 27 and 29 June.

In the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014, when our theatres and even movie theatres are showcasing the best productions of leading English Companies, it is natural that London’s Royal Ballet should put in an appearance at the Bolshoi Theatre.
On the Bolshoi Theatre Main Stage the Royal Ballet will present a programme of one-act ballets (17 & 18 June) and one full-length ballet Manon (20 June, 2l June [at 1 and 7 p.m.], and 22 June).

Così fan tutte on the Bolshoi Theatre stage!

As per tradition, the Bolshoi Ballet Company will be performing at the Opera House of Washington’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The Bolshoi’s Opera Company is to give two concert performances at the Theater an der Wien on 28th (The Tsar’s Bride) and 29th (The Golden Cockerel) April.
The first large scale exhibition dedicated to Fyodor Fyodorovsky at the Tretyakov Gallery
9 April — 3 August

In the Main foyer of the historic building of the Bolshoi Theatre, Vladimir Urin, General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, presented to journalists the Theatre’s new Musical Director and Chief Conductor.

The Bolshoi Theatre is celebrating the 200thanniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth with a production of Don Carlo, one of the composer’s greatest operas.

The Bolshoi Theatre is marking the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner’s birth with a revival of one of its most famous productions of the past ten years — Peter Konwitschny’s The Flying Dutchman.
Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Vladislav Lantratov is promoted from the Leading Soloist to Premier, Olga Smirnova — from the First Soloist to the Leading Soloist, Denis Rodkin — from Soloist to the First Soloist. Anna Okunyova, Yanina Parienko, Artemy BelyakovAnton Savichev became Soloists.
Cast changes

The Bolshoi Opera is to go on tour to Israel for the first time
The Bolshoi Theatre has announced its 238th season
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The Bolshoi theatre premieres Yuri Lyubimov’s new take on a Russian classic opera, Prince Igor.

The Bolshoi Ballet Company’s last visit to Australia was in 1994. It is now to appear with a full scale tour in Brisbane where it is awaited with growing impatience. All the performances will be at one venue QPAC’s (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) Lyric Theatre. Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland, is one of Australia’s major cities. The organizers are very proud of the ‘exclusive’ nature of this one-off tour and expect up to 24.000 to attend. “It is a huge coup for Brisbane, anybody who has the slightest interest in ballet and its history will be heading to Brisbane”, they say.
After a 121-year (!) absence, Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula, one of the most touching and charming of the bel canto operas, returns to the Bolshoi Theatre repertoire. Opera buffs will certainly appreciate the fact that in the lead will be an opera star with a world-wide reputation, Laura Claycomb, “a coloratura without limit”, as Russian critics have dubbed her.

Bolshoi Theatre obtains legal tools to fight ticket touts.
FROM 28 TO 31 MARCH 2013 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE BOLSHOI THEATRE’S CENTURY OF the RITE of SPRING — CENTURY OF NEW ART FESTIVAL the world première will take place at the Theatre of a new production of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Le Sacre du printemps by the well-known Russian choreographer Tatiana Baganova. The new Rite of Spring will form part of a double bill with Mats Ek’s Appartement — another new work in the Ballet Company’s repertoire.
The première of Wayne McGregor’s version of The Rite of Spring is postponed. The new date for this work will be announced once Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company’s Artistic Director, is well enough to resume his duties.
Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Artem Ovcharenko is promoted from the Leading Soloist to Premier, Kristina Kretova — from the First Soloist to the Leading Soloist, Anastasia MeskovaVitaly Biktimirov — from Soloists to the First Soloists. Kristina Karasyova, Yulia Lunkina, Karim Abdullin, Igor Tsvirko became Soloists.

Mr Iksanov, the Bolshoi Theatre Director General, announced the appointment of Galina Stepanenko, the former ballerina of the company, as Interim Bolshoi Ballet Director.

Sketch for stage decoration by A.Sevbo.

A long-expected ballet for children will be premiered on December 21, 22 (12.00 & 19.00) and 23 at the Bolshoi Theatre (New Stage).
Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Pavel Dmitrichenko and Vladislav Lantratov are promoted to the Leading Soloists.

Rehearsals are already underway. Soon we are going to see the premiere of the ballet in a new choreographic version. Choreographer Yury Grigorovich tells about his creation.
Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Maria Vinogradova is promoted to the Soloist.

La Traviata, one of the most popular world operas, returns to the stage of the Bolshoi Theater after a 12-year break.
Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Anna Tikhomirova is promoted from Soloist to the First Soloist. Denis Rodkin — from Artist to the Soloist.
“Worldwide ballet — ballet from different corners of the world which we gather together on our stage, positioning ourselves as part of a single whole — the worldwide ballet web”.

Bolshoi Ballet off to the USA and Canada.
Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Anastasia Stashkevich and Artem Ovcharenko are promoted from the First Soloists to the Leading Soloists; Olga Smirnova and Denis Savin — from the Soloists to the First Soloists; Anzhelina Vorontsova, Daria Khokhlova — from the Artists to the Soloists.
Debuts in The Flames of Paris
Ekaterina Krysanova appears as Jeanne, Vyacheslav Lopatin — as Philippe, Anastasia Stashkevich — as Adeline, Kristina Kretova — as Mireille de Poitiers.
Diana Vishneva in Lost Illusions
Mariinsky star Diana Vishneva is to make her debut in the part of Coralie.
Evgenia Obraztsova in La Sylphide
Evgenia Obraztsova is to dance the title part in La Sylphide — for the first time with Bolshoi Ballet.
Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Anna Nikulina is promoted from the First Soloist to the Leading Soloist; Pavel Dmitrichenko — from the Soloist to the First Soloist; Dmitry Zagrebin — from the Artist to the Soloist.
David Hallberg as Prince Siegfried
Mr Hallberg will make his debut in Swan Lake with Bolshoi Ballet opposite Svetlana Zakharova.
Bolshoi Theatre General Director Anatoly Iksanov awarded the Légion d’Honneur.
On 9 October, the Bolshoi Theatre and the French Company Pathe Live (former CielEcran), are to continue their live performances in real time of Bolshoi Ballet productions, with a screening of La Esmeralda. Maria Alexandrova, Ruslan Skvortsov, Ekaterina Krysanova and Denis Savin will dance the lead roles.

The Bolshoi Theatre is again to produce the most caustic and paradoxical of Rimsky-Korsakov’s operas, the most “unfairytale-like” of all his tales, the tale about the golden cockerel.
A memorial plaque, dedicated to the remarkable Russian choreographer, Merited Artist of the Imperial Theatres, Alexander Gorsky (1871-1924) who, for well nigh quarter of a century (1902-1924) headed the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company and made a huge contribution to the formation of the Moscow style of Russian classical ballet, returned to its rightful place on the house — No 4/2 Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street (today the Bolshoi Theatre New Stage) — where the choreographer lived at the beginning of the last century.
MetLife Becomes an Official Sponsor of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia
Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Vуacheslav Lopatin is promoted from the First Soloist to the Leading Soloist; Anastasia Stashkevich and Vladislav Lantratov - from Soloists to the First Soloists; Chinara Alizade, Уulia Grebenshcikova and Anna Tikhomirova - from Artists to the Soloists.
press release
Under the umbrella of the Year of Italy in Russia and of the international cooperation between Dresden and Moscow, the semi-finals and final of the Competizione dell’opera, the international competition for singers of Italian opera, will take place at the Bolshoi Theatre. It is the first time that this competition, which up to now has always been held in Germany, will take place in Russia.
The program of the tour includes several performances of Eugene Onegin and a symphony concert.

The Bolshoi Theatre and CielEcran are going to broadcast live performance in real time of Bolshoi Ballet production of Coppelia in over 300 cinemas in 22 countries. (Beginning at 5 p.m. Paris time.) The leading parts will be taken by Natalia Osipova and Vyacheslav Lopatin. For a complete list of the cinemas consult the www.cielecran.com site.

The Benois de la Danse Prize will be awarded for the nineteenth time to the most outstanding members of the world dance community for the works they created in the year 2010.

The tour venue is the Palais Garnier.
Italian Maestro
Ottavio Marino is to give his first performance with the Bolshoi Theatre. He'll conduct La Boheme on May 3 & 2.

The Bolshoi Ballet presents the world premiere of Lost Illusions. An unprecedented occasion: taking part in the production are three former Bolshoi Theatre artistic directors of recent years: composer — Leonid Desyatnikov, choreographer — Alexei Ratmansky and conductor — Alexander Vedernikov. From such an experienced team interesting results can be expected!
Ruslan Pronin, the former Bolshoi Ballet soloist, has been appointed the Bolshoi Ballet Assistant Artistic Director.

In organizing the 2nd International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival, in honor of the maestro’s memory, the MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH Foundation has put a big stake on ballet by inviting the American Ballet Theatre, one of the two ‘top’ American ballet companies, to Moscow. The last major ABT tour to the Russian capital was over 40 years ago; the venue this time will be the Bolshoi Theatre New Stage.
The series of subscription concerts given by the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall winds up with a program devoted to the works of Johannes Brahms, conducted by Maestro Vassily Sinaysky.

Bolshoi Theatre Philharmonic season ticket program for the 2011/12 season.
Sergei Filin, the former Bolshoi Ballet principal and the former Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre Ballet Director, has been appointed the Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director.

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