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.
Yegor Khromushin as Spartacus.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Yegor Khromushin as Spartacus.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Svetlana Lunkina as Phrygia.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Yekaterina Krysanova as Aegina.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Yekaterina Krysanova as Aegina.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Maria Allash as Aegina.
Photo by Nadezhda Bausova.
Maria Alexandrova as Aegina.
Photo by Nadezhda Bausova.
Yekaterina Krysanova as Aegina.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Yekaterina Krysanova as Aegina.
Andrei Merkuriev as Crasus.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Yekaterina Krysanova as Aegina.
Andrei Merkuriev as Crasus.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Andrei Merkuriev as Crasus.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Alexander Volchkov as Crasus.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Denis Matvienko as Spartacus.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Anna Antonicheva as Phrygia.
Photo by Nadezhda Bausova.
Anna Antonicheva as Phrygia.
Denis Matvienko as Spartacus.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.