March of sleeping beauties
Musical theatres of Moscow and Petersburg have published season plans
the Bolshoi theatre after scale reconstruction at last - that opens a historical scene. It will occur on October, 28th. And already on November, 2nd in the repaired building there will pass the first premiere - “ Ruslan and Lyudmila “ directed by Dmitry Chernjakova, the main Russian opera newsmaker. From this point on the theatre will start to work on two scenes.
From performances of the last years temporarily given on the New scene, on a former place the first scale ballet " will return; the Sleeping beauty “ in new scenography of artist Entso Fridzherio. The turn of the known Soviet version " Then will come; Boris Godunov “ in magnificent historical scenery and “ the Nutcracker “ on which at public always great demand so will play ballet there where in auditorium there are more than places. In April, 2012 in Big it will be let out “ The gentleman of a rose “ Riharda Strauss directed by one of leading directors of the world, Englishman Stephen Loulessa. It was Andrey Tarkovsky`s assistant when that staged an opera in Europe. On June “ CHarodejku “ Tchaikovsky the director invites Alexander Titel. In May the Bolshoi theatre gets George Balanchina`s ballets “ Brilliants “ and “ Emeralds “ and the scale festival of ballet in the summer is promised. And all season will pass under the badge of tours of Milan theatre “ a La Scala “: there will arrive chorus and an orchestra with " in the autumn; the Requiem “ Verdi, in December - ballet with performances “ ekselsior “ and “ the Dream in summer night “ and in the summer - the glorified opera.
Musical theatre of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich - Danchenko at first lets out the October premiere on the Small scene - a modern opera “ the Mixed technics “ directed by Dmitry Krymova. And in the end of March will concentrate forces to a grandiose epopee “ War and peace “ Prokofiev. The performance devoted to the two-hundredth anniversary of war of 1812, the main director of an opera Alexander Titel rehearses. Statement “ the Dream in summer night “ Brittena the theatre does together with the English national opera. Ballet before New year will fill up the poster romantic “ the Sylph “ and in July - “ Koppeliej “ in a choreography of Frenchman Rolana Petja.
At theatre “ Helicon “ for the end of October prepare unusual Wagner - its youthful comic opera “ the Interdiction for love “ under Shakespeare`s play. The chamber musical theatre of Pokrovsk will present on November, 25th “ Idomeneja “ Mozart in Riharda Strauss`s edition - experiment on merge of two musical styles. And “ the New opera “ on October, 7th and 8 offers Rossini`s comic masterpiece “ the Cinderella “ with computer graphics and animation use.
Festival “ Kreshchensky week in the New opera “ which will pass in January, 2012, will give the chance to hear operas in concert execution: lyrical “ Tais “ Massne, Verdi`s musical drama “ Lombardtsy in the first crusade “ which was not executed in Russia from the XIX-th century middle, and “ Hovanshchinu “ Musorgsky. In first half of 2012 prime ministers " are planned; the Troubadour “ Verdi and Strauss`s one-act opera “ the Capriccio “.
the Mihajlovsky theatre in Petersburg too prepares “ the Sleeping beauty “. But in Northern capital unlike Moscow there will be a modern version. Not trivial ideas concerning a fairy tale of Perro and Tchaikovsky music will be embodied by Nacho Duato, the well-known Spanish choreographer, nowadays head of ballet of the Petersburg theatre. Cherishes extensive plans and the Maryinsky Theater. Among its premieres a musical “ My fine lady “ Directed by Robert Karsena (together with the Parisian theatre Shatle) in February, 2012 and “ Boris Godunov “ which Grem Vick (together with Baden - Baden does Festshpilhaus), in May, and also “ Pelleas and Melizanda “ Debussy (director Daniel Krejmer) in April. The conductor and the musical head of performances - Valery Gergiev.