Ivan the Terrible comes to the screen! The next ballet to be broadcast to cinemas around the world.
The Great Conductors at the Bolshoi cycle of concerts on the Theatre’s Main Stage continues with a performance by the Bolshoi Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Maestro Rozhdestvensky. The program consists of works by Czech composers.
The Bolshoi Young artists opera program created in 2009 collaborates successfully with similar foreign projects. This time The Bolshoi audience will meet a real “golden collection” of young opera singers, who will represent 6 youth opera centers.

The Bolshoi Theatre and Pathé Live Company have announced the «Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema» 2015/16 season.

The Bolshoi Theatre continues to present one-off productions, while at the same time replenishing and lending variety to world ballet Shakespeariana. The end of the last season saw the world première of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s ballet, The Taming of the Shrew, and at the height of the present season, we have another world ballet première — Hamlet.

On the eve of the world première of the ballet Hamlet, Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, produced by Yuri Grigorovich, one of the best productions from the Bolshoi’s Shakespeare collection, is to be screened at cinemas in Russia and many other countries.


A huge variety of photos, including never published, and biography in detail built in alphabetical order. The Bolshoi presented the book dedicated to the great ballerina Ekaterina Maximova (1.2.1939-28.4.2009).
NB! You can buy this book at The Bolshoi Theatre Gift Shop.
In a Jewel of a Role
For the first time since she left the Company, Natalia Osipova is to appear in a Bolshoi Theatre production. She will dance the title role in Giselle (Yuri Grigorovich production). When, a month ago, the winners of the English Critics Circle National Dance Awards were announced, Osipova carried off prizes in two nominations: Best Dancer in 2014 and Outstanding Female Performance (for her interpretation of the role of Giselle in the Royal Ballet production). Her Albrecht at the Bolshoi will be Royal Ballet Principal Stephen McRae.
In the year of the 175th Tchaikovsky anniversary, the Bolshoi Theatre presents to its audiences Lev Dodin’s The Queen of Spades — a production which has already been shown at three of the world’s leading opera-houses. But in Russia, in addition to being the première of a notable Dodin production, it will also mark his debut as one of the world’s great directors of dramatic opera — in which capacity he has long been known abroad.

It will give a concert performance of The Marriage of Figaro at The Northern Lights Festival.

Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company soloist Olga Kulchinskaya wins the 2015 Francisco Viňas International Singing Contest.

Venera Gimadieva and Bogdan Volkov were prize-winners at the 2015 Paris Opera Competition.


Ana Turazashvili has been included in Dance Magazine’s (see January issue) 25-to-Watch List for 2015 — a top list of recommended young dancers to keep an eye on in the new year.

It is with profound sorrow that the management and company of The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia announce that, following serious illness, the great Russian singer and world opera diva, People’s Artist of the USSR Elena Vasilievna Obraztsova passed away on 12th January 2015. They express their profound condolences to her family and dear ones

Onegin, one of the most popular John Cranko creations thanks to which made by John Cranko owing to whom the thanks Stuttgart Ballet acquired world fame, entered the Bolshoi Theatre repertoire in 2013. Then came a performance in Moscow’s Onegin by Stuttgart Ballet soloists. And, finally, on the eve of Orthodox Christmas the Bolshoi Ballet Onegin soloists were invited to Stuttgart for a return visit: they danced the leads in Onegin with the Stuttgart Company and enjoyed a great success. One can find the evidence on Facebook: “WOW! What a great Onegin performance we were able to enjoy last night at the Opera House!!! Thanks again to the five wonderful dancers from Moscow: Vlasdislav Lantratov, Evgenia Obraztsova, Semyon Chudin, Anna Tikhomirova and Vitaly Biktimirov. You certainly deserved you standing ovations!”

Ballet for Christmas Eve: live broadcasting # 2.

Grimaldi Forum.

Rehearsal at the Bolshoi.
Bolshoi Ballet is going to perform its The Taming of the Shrew in Monaco (December 19-21). The premiere of the ballet choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot took place this summer and made a great success. Expecting the Bolshoi’s visit to Monte-Carlo Jean-Christophe Maillot welcomes the troupe.

Performances of new Bolshoi’s Rigoletto will take place on 14 and 16-21 December.

World ballet stars have nobly agreed to appear in a charity Gala Concert, to be held at the Bolshoi Theatre on 7 December 2014, in support of the Kiev School of Choreography, the School building being urgently in need of renovation. The idea comes from Bolshoi Theatre Prima Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, who began her ballet education within the walls of the School.

Kingdom of the Shades.

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 24 (5 pm), Tokyo, Swan Lake: The Evil Genius — Artem Belyakov
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

Golden Mask, National Theatre Award has announced nominees for 2013/14 season.

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.

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