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