Premiered on April 9, 1968.

Presented with two intervals.
Running time: 3 hours 5 minutes.


Bolshoi Ballet official sponsor — NESTLÉ.

Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich
after the novel of the same name by Raffaello Giovagnolli,
ideas from the scenario by Nikolai Volkov used

Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Designer: Simon Virsaladze
Music Director: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Alexander Volchkov as Crasus.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Ivan Vasiliev as Spartacus.
Photo by Elena Fetisova.
Ivan Vasiliev as Spartacus.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
gor Khromushin as Spartacus.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Alexander Volchkov as Crasus.
Maria Allash as Aegina.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
katerina Krysanova as Aegina.
Andrei Merkuriev as Crasus.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Maria Alexandrova as Aegina.
Photo by Nadezhda Bausova.
katerina Krysanova as Aegina.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Ekaterina Krysanova as Aegina.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Alexander Volchkov as Crasus.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Denis Matvienko as Spartacus.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Nina Kaptsova as Phrygia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Final scene. Nina Kaptsova as Phrygia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.