A Play for Him is the benefit of the Bolshoi Ballet’s wonderful male dancers, who are quite unique in their own way. Principal dancer Vyacheslav Lopatin, leading soloists Denis Savin, Igor Tsvirko and artist Vladislav Kozlov will seize a rare opportunity to stay in the spotlight and represent a collective image of a modern male ballet dancer.
A well-known opera by Giuseppe Verdi – Un Ballo in Maschera – returns to the repertoire of the Bolshoi Theatre. This is a typical Verdi’s case: great music (some arias and ensembles have become world famous hits), increased passions, breathtaking plot which should be followed closely to keep up with. And a distinguishing mark (which appeared due to the censorship) – is a wandering place of action, which affects the spelling of the main character’s name and title.
* Dial M for Murder is iconic film directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1954).
A Beauty with enameled eyes is back with us again!
In the year of Marius Petipa (March 11 marked the 200th anniversary of his birth) after a four and a half-year nap, Coppelia returned to the repertoire of the Bolshoi Theatre, a true masterpiece brilliantly choreographed by Petipa to the gorgeous music by Leo Delibes. Although the libretto is based on the well-known dark short story by Hoffman, in fact, this ballet is one of the most fun in the entire classical heritage.
Unfortunately, the life of Sergei Vikharev – the author of the new version of the Mariinsky theatre production of 1894, which was shown at the Bolshoi in 2009 – was cut short by an unhappy coincidence, so he could not take part in the revival of his performance. The Bolshoi ballet pays tribute to a colleague – a wonderful choreographer, teacher and a true Master.
NB! The cast for the first run of the shows (which will be held on the New Stage 20, 21 (beginning at 12 and 19 hours) and 22 April) is announced.
Russian National Theatre Award Golden Mask Laureates Have Been Announced
We are pleased to introduce our winners:
Billy Budd – Opera/ Best Production
Paul Stainberg – Best Scenic Design for Musical Theatre (The work for Billy Budd)
Anastasia Stashkevich – Ballet/ Best Female Performance (Novice in The Cage)
Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov – Opera/ Musical Theatre Jury Special Award “For Unique Duet in Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi Theatre”