The Bolshoi ballet will perform on the stage of Milan’s La Scala

©Театр Scala. Archival photoThe Bolshoi ballet will perform on the stage of Milan’s La Scala©

The Bolshoi ballet will present on the stage of Milan’s La Scala two performances of the ballet «La Bayadere» and «the taming of the shrew» from 7 to 13 September.

The Bolshoi theatre will perform in «La Scala» after a break of a decade.

Paying tribute to Marius Petipa, the 200-year anniversary of whom is celebrated the whole world, the Bolshoi theatre will present in Milan one of his masterpieces — the ballet «La Bayadere».

In the first performance on 7 September in the lead role of Nikiya will be the prima ballerina of the Bolshoi theatre Svetlana Zakharova. Also, the performances will bring together leading dancers of the theatre Olga Smirnova and Denis Rodkin.

See in Milan and exclusive statement of Jean-Christophe Maillot. This is the first work of the choreographer, which he undertook by order of the Bolshoi theatre, not for his troupe of Ballet Monte Carlo. Presents his ballet «the taming of the shrew», which already was successfully held in London, Monte Carlo and new York.

Now the Bolshoi ballet is headed by makharbek Vaziev, who came to the theater two years ago, leaving a similar post at La Scala. In the ballet there was also the Italian Jacopo Tissi, who will speak in the tour program in the play «La Bayadere» in the party Solor September 10.

The tour will take place in the framework of the international project «the Russian seasons in Italy», which will last until the end of the year. It will have more than 310 events, including performances, exhibitions, concerts, the circus, leading folk groups.