Rus News Journal

Without the tsar at the head

Opening of the reconstructed Aleksandrinsky theatre became the main event of the celebrations which have passed in St.-Petersburg in honour of 250 - letija from the date of signing by empress Elizabeth of the decree about establishment of the state theatre in Russia. About the solemn ceremony, passed in the evening on August, 30th, ELENA GERUSOVA tells.
the Magic of the past has made the basic plot of the solemn ceremony which has taken place by evening of opening of a historical scene of Aleksandrinsky theatre. Results of reconstruction and the Museum of Russian drama created at theatre have been presented the press in advance (see from August, 26th). Art director Aleksandrinki Valery Fokin warned: show will be short, any addresses in the red folders, any long speeches. Congratulations on a scene will accept exclusively from the former imperial theatres.
and have made. Aleksandrinka has shown anniversary performance, srezhissirovannyj Andrey Moguchim. Andrey Moguchy after statement Petersburg under Andrey Bely novel that answers in Aleksandrinke not that for link of times, and is faster for ruptures and mixture of the time layers impudently rushing into action. A leitmotif of anniversary performance became potustoronnjaja theatre life, eternal and simultaneous presence on a scene of all who went once into it. A flock of identical white girls, group of young men in white dress coats, Nikolay Marton in a dress coat from mirror splinters, acrobatic tricks on air trapezes, repeatedly and mnogogoloso the repeated remarks of classical heroes smoothly replacing each other ancient scenery. Real history too have tried to recover, but already video equipment means: troupes of the last centuries bowed to public from projections of documentary photos. Certainly, at desire with irreal treatment of history of theatre still it is possible to argue, but that it has been presented very beautifully, it is not necessary to argue. Performance besides the other has shown possibilities of equipment by which aleksandrinskaja the scene now is equipped.
congratulated aleksandrintsev, as well as it has been planned, the Big, Small and Mariinsky theatres. They have not shown any special imperial unity and an ingenuity. Director Big Anatoly Iksanov has presented Aleksandrinke vase specially ordered at the former imperial Lomonosovsky porcelain factory and Olga and Tatyana`s duet from Evgenie Onegina performed by Elena Zelensky and Irina Dolzhenko. The small theatre where the premiere of the above-named opera also has taken place, has brought a figure of empress Elizabeth, art director Small Yury Solomin and actresses Elina Bystritsky and Irina Muraveva have read the verses written in view of that. The art director of Mariinsky theatre Valery Gergiev was not, has sent the video letter with congratulations. In Aleksandrinke with court vindictiveness and a theatrical witty ingenuity have shown not only a congratulation, but also the moment of preparation of the maestro to record. Soloists of Mariinsky ballet Darya Pavlenko and Andrian Fadeev have charm executed an adagio from classical the Nutcracker . But have been thus dressed not in suits from performance, and in the rehearsal it is black - white suits. In a word, the family of imperial theatres for a long time and clear image is separated.