The Bolshoi theatre prepares about ten premieres in new season

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in Photobacterium of the State academic Bolshoi theatre of Russia Vladimir urin on the Theater square. Archival photoThe Bolshoi theatre prepares about ten premieres in new season© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

. About 10 Prime Minister expected in the new 242-season of the Bolshoi theatre, which will be opened with ballet «Forgotten land» to the music of Britten and the Opera Handel’s «Alcina», this was announced at a press conference on Thursday the General Director of the Bolshoi theater Vladimir urin.

The first premieres of the new season will be Handel’s Opera «Alcina» and a ballet to the music of Britten’s «Forgotten land». Also among the Prime «Romeo and Juliet» choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, «Coppelia» in the version of Sergei Vikhoreva. To the delight of lovers of the Opera will premiere «the Queen of spades» by Tchaikovsky, staged by the famous drama directed by Rimas Tuminas and «La Boheme» by Puccini French production team.

«This season the Bolshoi theatre will celebrate the fall of a century Yuri Lyubimov – the jubilee evening and a performance of «Prince Igor» in his performance,» said urin. He added that on the evening of 30 September, will be awarded the prize named after Yuri Lyubimov.

According to him, the centenary of the October revolution, the theater will present a concert of «Hammer and sickle» with music by Beethoven, Liszt and trombone in the Beethoven hall.

Also the Grand theatre continues to work in joint productions. The new season will see the premiere of ballet «Anna Karenina» with the Hamburg ballet staged by famous choreographer John Neumeier. Another favorite Opera will see the light on the historical stage of the Bolshoi theater — «masquerade Ball» by Verdi.

«The leitmotif of the new season will be the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa. Around him the program of the festival DanseInversion, and in the spring we organize a Gala of ballet stars, dedicated to the choreographer. And also organized a major exhibition «Magician of the dance. The era of Petipa at the Bolshoi theater,» — said urin.

According to him, in the performances of the new season will be attended by invited singers, including Yusif Eyvazov, Anna Netrebko, Hibla Gerzmava, Dmitry Beloselsky, and many others.

Urin noted that, as in this season, in a new have an extensive touring program. In Beijing will be shown ballets «Le Corsaire,» «Flames of Paris» and the Opera «the Tsar’s bride». «Giselle» will be premiered in Seoul, and «the taming of the shrew» and «a hero of our time» in the United States.

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