The Bolshoi Theatre is mounting a production of Manon Lescaut, the opera which was Giacomo Puccini’s first triumph in theatre. It is a work which has always enjoyed a happy performance history but this will be its first ever performance at the Bolshoi, just as opera diva, Anna Netrebko, who is singing the title role, will be making her first ever appearance in a Bolshoi production.
Yulia Stepanova is promoted from Leading Soloist to Principal Dancer.
Before the Bolshoi opens its own 241st season, the Teatro alla Scala Opera Company will be making a guest appearance on its historic stage. One might describe this as “yet another” Moscow tour by this illustrious Italian Company were it not for the fact that each La Scala visit is a major, unforgettable event in our cultural life.
On Sunday September 4 from 9 am to 9 pm on-site ticket purchase will not be available.
The tour opened on July 25 with Don Quixote – known as the most ‘Muscovite’ of all the classical ballets. It was first produced by Marius Petipa at the Bolshoi in 1869 since when, it has occupied pride of place in the Bolshoi repertoire. Don Quixote is one of the most popular items in the Theatre’s touring programs.
NB! Cast is object to change.
Bolshoi Theatre Opera soloists Olga Kulchinskaya (soprano) and Bogdan Volkov (tenor) carried off two of the prizes at one of the world’s most prestigious singing competitions – the 2016 Operalia.
The Bolshoi’s 240th season winds up with the première of the dramatic legend La Damnation de Faust. This is the Company’s first ever staging of a work by Berlioz.
In addition to its relays in cinemas and on the internet, this summer the Bolshoi is to initiate open air transmissions of its productions. To this purpose, a special screen has been erected on the famous eight-columned façade of the Theatre’s historic Main Stage which will provide all those standing in the square with an unparalleled opportunity of communing with the arts. The only thing that can prevent members of the public from enjoying the show is the rain….
English TV film Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom, in which the title role is danced by Bolshoi Ballet principal Artem Ovcharenko, nominated for a BAFTA.
The Bolshoi Theatre and the BSS Group announce the launching of The Theatre’s official Video Channel.
Vladimir Urin, General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, Tugan Sokhiev, the Theatre’s Music Director and Chief Conductor, and Makhar Vaziev, Ballet Director, attended a press conference at which the Theatre’s plans for its next — 241st — season were presented to the public.
We give for your attention the texts which were drawn up for the press conference.
The Dance Open International Ballet Festival, which this year celebrates its 15th jubilee, has just ended in St. Petersburg. The 2016 Dance Open Grand Prix was awarded to the Bolshoi principals Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin. Both dancers have already been honoured at this Festival: in 2013, Smirnova carried off the Miss Expressivity award and in 2014 Chudin - the Mister Virtuoso award. The authoritative international jury was headed this year by choreographer Hans van Manen.
The Bolshoi Theatre new version of Don Quixote, one of the most famous Moscow style ballets is to be shown on the world wide screen.
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