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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dmitri Hvorostovsky makes its debut at the Bolshoi theatre


This year the Bolshoi theatre has collected journalists to declare plans for next season unusually early. 240 season is not over yet, have not yet been announced two premieres, but the theater already told the public about what events are waiting in the 241-m season. Against the custom of the first floor was not the General Director, Vladimir urin, and the main conductor-masruk Tugan Sokhiev, who reported on what events are waiting in the 241-m season.


photo: Lily Sherlovskaja

World famous Dmitri Hvorostovsky will sing for the first time in the Opera Bolshoi theatre.

Four Opera premieres, and the first will be on October 16 at the historic theatre — “Manon Lescaut” by Giacomo Puccini. This production will continue the tradition of a Great invite for Directors of Drama: “Manon Lescaut” puts Adolf Shapiro, for whom this was not the first appeal to the operatic genre. The following is expected to premiere at the New stage, designed to introduce the audience to the innovation and experiment. It will be very unusual and gloomy Opera by Benjamin Britton, “Billy Budd”. Her characters — some male, no female part. The statement provides a compatriot of the composer, the Director David Holden, incidentally, twin brother of Christopher Oldena, the same one that a few years ago, shocked the Moscow production of the Opera of the same Britton “a Midsummer night’s Dream” on stage “Stasik”. “Billy Budd” — a joint project of the Bolshoi and the English national Opera.

Another “experiment” — statement on the new stage of “Idiot” Moses Weinberg. Soviet composer Weinberg is among the unjustly forgotten and little executable authors. Opera after a novel by Dostoyevsky — one of the last works of the composer, written in 1986. This is not the first attempt the performances of his Opera in Russia, but first in full original version. The premiere is scheduled for February 12. And finally, on the historic scene will be staged the “snow maiden” by Rimsky-Korsakov, which features Director Alexander Titel and conductor Tugan Sokhiev. Among the many interesting projects theatre a performance of the Opera “don Carlos”, in which singers will make their debut the world-famous, but as fate had never sang at the Bolshoi — Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Hibla Gerzmava.

— We have a much simpler, said the Director of ballet of Mahar Vaziev and moved on to the announcement of the ballet’s plans, immediately warned that in connection with his appearance in the theatre plans has shifted over time.

The main news with a mark “lightning” — exclusive from a living classic of world ballet from John Neumeier’s “Anna Karenina”, officially announced at last year’s press conference, next season can be expected. On the sidelines talking about it for the second year in a row, but the Hamburg classic does not keep pace with him. Instead of the promised “Karenina” in the plans now — “Nureyev”, which is scheduled for July 6 on the Historical stage. On the “Nureyev” works trio — composer Demutsky, Director and choreographer pieces of silver staves. Will they be able to “Nureyev” to repeat the success of previous productions — “a Hero of our time”?

Future ballet season will be marked by Yuri Grigorovich, choreographer-the Creator of the Golden age of the Bolshoi Ballet. 2 Jan 2017 Maestro will celebrate the 90th anniversary! Vaziev, calling choreographer “magikano”, saying that the planned retrospective festival of his ballets — as many as 11 names.

On the New stage again, after a prolonged absence will appear on the famous “Golden age” to the music of Shostakovich. And the Historic stage will take the classical “Raymonda” in the wording of Grigorovich, which is from the repertoire didn’t fall out, but still huddled on New

The plans appeared “Etudes” by Harald lander. This ballet has a reputation for not just a masterpiece of the XX century — learn it. Ordinary ballet exercise, staged at the Royal Danish ballet in 1948, has become an international classic and is a kind of mini-history of classical dance. The Paris Opera brought it to Moscow several times, starting in 1958, and since then Moscow dreamed about it. Since 2003, that is during the leadership of the Mariinsky ballet of Maharlika Vasieva, legendary ballet is in the repertoire of this troupe. And now “Studies” will finally appear and in Moscow. The premiere is scheduled for March 9 at the New stage.

Vaziev plans to work with former Prime Ministers and Big — Osipova and Vasiliev. “With Osipova, however, very difficult to negotiate. She created problems for me and at La Scala, — complained the new leader. — But in the future we will find a solution. And with Vasilyev I just spoke this morning — he will dance “Ivan the terrible”, for example.”

As for the invitation system ballet stars, here Mahar Vaziev was categorical: “I do not mind to invite the stars on some plays and festivals, but against it as a permanent phenomenon”.

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