Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Theatre. Click to enlarge Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Theatre. Click to enlarge The ballet, represented in 1920s by the art of Ekaterina Gueltser, Vassili Tikhomirov, Victorina Krigher, Maria Reizen, Leonid Zhukov, received in 1930s - 1940s brilliant continuation owing to the art of Matina Semionova, Asaf Messerer, Galina Ulanova, Alexei Ermolaev, Olga Lepeshinskaya, Mikhail Gabovich, Vladimir Preobrazhensky, Juri Kondratov, and later - Iaoa Plissetskaya, Raissa Struchkova. Talented ballet-masters of older generation, namely Vassili Vainonen, Rostislav Zakharov, Leonid Lavrovsky, worked with these actors.

In 1918, a school headed by Konstantin Stanislavsky and where the principles of opera direction were formed was organized in the theater. These undertakings were continued in the works of Vladimir Lossky, Iosif Lapitsky, Leonid Baratov, and later - Georgi Anissimov, The dramatic culture of the theatre achieved particular success in the creative work of director Boris Pokrovsky.

The vocalists Irina Arkhipova, Galina Vishnevskaya, Oamara Iilashkina, Elena Obraztsova, Bela Rudenko, Vladimir Atlantov, Juri Mazurok, Alexander Vedernikov, Eugenie Nesterenko, Artur Eizen, Zurab Sotkilava, Tamara Siniavskaya, Makvala Kasrashvili, Nina Terentieva are famous in many countries all over the world now.

Thanks to the ballet-dancers Ekaterina Maksimova, Nina Timofejeva, Natalia Bessmertnova, Ludmila Semeniaka, Nadezhda Pavlova, Svet1ana Adyrkhajeva, Nina Semizorova, Alla Mikhalchenko, Vladimir Vassiliev, Maris Liepa, Mikhail Lanovsky, Alexander Bogatyriov, Viacheslav Gordejev, Irek Mukhamedov, the ballet art of the Bolshoi Theatre gained international acknowledgment.

In the ballet performances directed by Yuri Grigorovich in 1960s - 1990s, the art of ballet dancers was revealed in full splendour.

Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Theatre. Click to enlarge The orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater is one of the best symphony orchestras in the world. The glorious traditions of' its conductor' s school were founded by Nikolai Golovanov, Samuil Samosud, Ariy Pazovsky, Alexander Melik-Pashajev, Juri Fajer, Vassili Nebolsin, Boris Khaikin, Eugeni Svetlanov, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Mstislav Rostropovich, Mark Ermler, Alexander Lazarev.

The sets for the performances of the theatre were designed by Feodor Feodorovsky, Piotr Viliams, Vladimir Dmitriev, Vadim Ryndin, Nikolai Zolotariov, Simon Virsaladze, Valery Levental, Sergei Barkhin, David Borovsky.

Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Theatre. Click to enlarge Creative activities of the Bolshoi Theatre are complex and diverse: preparation of new performances, fundamental revival of "golden reserves", a lot of tours. Nowadays, all continents of the planet know the Bolshoi Theatre.

Famous foreign companies and outstanding actors have performed on its stage: La Scala, Vienna Opera, opera and ballet troupes from America, England, Sweden, Germany; Montserrat Naballe, Lucano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Alicia Alonso, Ivette Chauvire, Vladimir Malakhov, ballet stars of Paris Opera, and many others. Many well-known foreign directors and distinguished conductors worked in the Bolshoi Theatre.

Bolshoi Ballet schedule



Full list of the Bolshoi Ballet performances:

Arif Melikov
A Legend of Love
Ballet in three acts


Igor Stravinsky
Agon
Ballet in one act


to music by Valery Gavrilin
Anyuta
Ballet in two acts


Dmitry Shostakovich
Bolt
Ballet in two acts


to music by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin
Carmen Suite
Ballet in one act


to music by Frederic Chopin
Chopiniana
Ballet in one act


Sergei Prokofiev
Cinderella
Ballet in three acts


Karen Khachaturyan
Cipollino
Ballet in two acts


to music by Alexander Glazunov, Anatoly Lyadov,
Anton Rubinstein, Dmitry Shostakovich
Class Concert
Ballet in one act


to music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto Barocco
Ballet in one act


Ludvig Minkus
Don Quixote
Ballet in three acts


to music by Jacques Offenbach
Gaite Parisienne
Ballet in one act


Adolphe Adam
Giselle
Ballet in two acts Production by Yuri Grigorovich


Adolphe Adam
Giselle
Ballet in two acts Production by Vladimir Vasiliev


Philip Glass
In the Upper Room
Ballet in one act


Igor Stravinsky
Jeu de cartes
Ballet in one act


Ludvig Minkus
La Bayadere
Ballet in three acts


to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
La Dame de Pique
Ballet in one act by Roland Petit


Cesare Pugni
La Fille du Pharaon
Ballet in three acts


Louis Herold
La Fille Mal Gardee
Ballet in two acts


Adolphe Adam
Le Corsaire
Ballet in three acts


Manuel de Falla
Le Tricorne
Ballet in one act


to music by Leonard Bernstein
Leah
Ballet in one act


to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
Les Presages
Ballet in one act


to music by Yuri Khanon
Middle Duet
Ballet in one act


to music of Arvo Part's the Third symphony
Misericordes (Elsinore)
Ballet in one act


Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker
Ballet in two acts


Alexander Glazunov
Raymonda
Ballet in three acts


to music of Serenade for string orchestra by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Serenade
Ballet in one act


Aram Khachaturyan
Spartacus
Ballet in three acts


Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
Ballet in two acts


to music from the ballet Sylvia by Leo Delibes
Sylvia Pas de Deux
Ballet in one act


to music by Georges Bizet
Symphony in C
Ballet by in one act


to music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Tarantella
Ballet in one act


to music from the ballet Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
Ballet in one act


Dmitry Shostakovich
The Bright Stream
Comic ballet in two acts


Dmitry Shostakovich
The Golden Age
Ballet in two acts


Pyotr Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty
Ballet in two acts


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Bolshoi Ballet Photos

Bolt (Dmitry Shostakovich)

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Cinderella

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Class Concert

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Le Corsaire. Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka's production

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Golden Age. Premiere of the ballet

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In the Upper Room. American Choreography

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Kings Of The Dance. The Lesson.

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Premiere of the ballets by Leonide Massine.

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Misericordes American Choreography.

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Serenade. American Choreography.

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Carlos Acosta as Spartacus. Debut at the Bolshoi Theatre.

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