The world premiere took place on February 20, 1975 at the Bolshoi Theatre.
Revival — November 8, 2012.

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes.

Bolshoi Ballet official sponsor — NESTLÉ.

Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich

Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Sets and costumes: Simon Virsaladze
Music Director: Vassily Sinaisky
Lighting Designer: Mikhail Sokolov

Designers of scenery revival
: Natalia Pavlova, Mikhail Sapozhnikov
Designer of costumes revival: Elena Merkurova

Music:
excerpts from music to the film Ivan the Terrible, Russian Overture, cantata Alexander Nevsky, The Third Symphony
Mikhail Chulaki’s version and additional music excerpts
Yuri Baranov as Prince Kurbsky.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Yuri Baranov as Prince Kurbsky.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Mikhail Lobukhin as Ivan IV.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Mikhail Lobukhin as Ivan IV.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anna Nikulina as Anastasia.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anna Nikulina as Anastasia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Olga Smirnova as Anastasia.<br/>Vladislav Lantratov as Ivan IV.<br/>Photo by Elena Fetisova.
Olga Smirnova as Anastasia.
Vladislav Lantratov as Ivan IV.
Photo by Elena Fetisova.
Maria Vinogradova as Anastasia.<br/> Ivan Vasiliev as Ivan IV.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Maria Vinogradova as Anastasia.
Ivan Vasiliev as Ivan IV.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Denis Rodkin as Prince Kurbsky.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Denis Rodkin as Prince Kurbsky.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
 as Ivan IV.<br/> Maria Vinogradova as Anastasia.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
as Ivan IV.
Maria Vinogradova as Anastasia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Artem Ovcharenko as Prince Kurbsky.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Artem Ovcharenko as Prince Kurbsky.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Vladislav Lantratov as Ivan IV.<br/>Olga Smirnova as Anastasia.<br/>Photo by Elena Fetisova.
Vladislav Lantratov as Ivan IV.
Olga Smirnova as Anastasia.
Photo by Elena Fetisova.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Maria Vinogradova as Anastasia.<br/>Mikhail Lobukhin as Ivan IV.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Maria Vinogradova as Anastasia.
Mikhail Lobukhin as Ivan IV.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Mikhail Lobukhin as Ivan IV.<br/>Alexei Loparevich as Boyar.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Mikhail Lobukhin as Ivan IV.
Alexei Loparevich as Boyar.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Mikhail Lobukhin as Ivan IV.<br/>Maria Vinogradova as Anastasia.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Mikhail Lobukhin as Ivan IV.
Maria Vinogradova as Anastasia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Nina Kaptsova as Anastasia.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Nina Kaptsova as Anastasia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Anna Nikulina as Anastasia.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Anna Nikulina as Anastasia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Alexander Volchkov as Ivan IV.<br/>Nina Kaptsova as Anastasia.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Alexander Volchkov as Ivan IV.
Nina Kaptsova as Anastasia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Ivan Vasiliev as Ivan Grozny.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Ivan Vasiliev as Ivan Grozny.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Ivan Vasiliev as Ivan Grozny.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Ivan Vasiliev as Ivan Grozny.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Alexander Volchkov as Ivan IV.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Alexander Volchkov as Ivan IV.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.