Alexander Kalyagin became the laureate of the prize named after Gogol in Italy

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate in fotoreceptor of the Union of theatrical figures of Russia Alexander Kalyagin. Archival photoAlexander Kalyagin became the laureate of the prize named after Gogol in Italy© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate the image Bank

An outstanding Russian actor and Director Alexander Kalyagin, was awarded the «award of a name of Gogol in Italy», which was presented to him at the conclusion of the Italian premiere of the play «the government Inspector. Version», the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The Play «The Government Inspector. Version» of the Moscow theatre Et Cetera, which operates under the leadership of the City, put the people’s artist of the USSR Robert Sturua’s 75th anniversary Kalyagin. On Friday, «the Inspector General» in which the actor played the role of the inspector, opened the season of the main drama theatre of the Italian capital «Argentina».

«I should be treated like any normal person awards are easier than they are. It is really heavy. And I accept her with ease, which allows you to see other heights, other Mont… I’m really happy to get the award of Gogol in the Eternal city,» said Kalyagin, receiving the award.

The performance is a huge success in Moscow and was received with enthusiasm by the audience in St. Petersburg and Tbilisi, where Et Cetera came on tour. In Rome Revizor «raided» at the international cultural festival «Russian seasons». Kalyagin created the image of an elderly inspector: lonely, confined to a wheelchair and tormented by the caprices and the looming shadow of dementia.

«Our award is a great run, a big destiny, and today’s outstanding winner, the great Russian actor Alexander Kalyagin is the 41st person to receive the award, the Award was given «for outstanding contribution for the development of theatrical, television and cinematic art, for the creation of a brilliant gallery of Gogol’s characters, Chichikov to the inspector General, which became history of the world theatre», — told RIA Novosti before the show the Creator of the award, the Keeper of the apartments of the Russian classics in Rome Natalia Solodinina.

«We are honored to accept this company and to give the opportunity to stage this production of the play by Gogol, because in her face we see part of the great directing and the acting Russian tradition. This show is perfect for our theater because in the 90 years of his scene took the production of «an Unfinished piece for mechanical piano», the Director of which was Nikita Mikhalkov, the main role is played by Marcello Mastroianni,» he said in an interview with the news Agency of the theater Director Antonio Kalbi.

Alexander Kalyagin was born in 1942. He graduated from the Theatre school named after B. Shchukin and was the theater of drama and Comedy on Taganka. Since 1967 he worked in the Theater named after M. N. Yermolova, 1970 — «contemporary», in 1971 after Oleg Efremov moved to the Moscow art theatre named after M. Gorky. In 1993 Kalyagin became the artistic Director he created the Moscow theater Et Cetera.

Starred in films «Nikolay Bauman», «Hello, I your aunt!», «Home among strangers, a stranger among his own», «love Slave», «unfinished piece for mechanical piano».

Actor and Director Kalyagin was twice awarded the State prize of the USSR (1981, 1983), State prize of the RSFSR Stanislavsky (1978). He was awarded the order of badge of honor (1985), «For merits before Fatherland» IV degree (2002), III degree (2007), order of Honor (2012).