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The Bolshoi Ballet

Moscow’s treasure has never been better – with stunning performances of Swan Lake and La Bayadère.

  • Jun. 11 - 16, 2002
  • Opera House
  • Various
  • $45.00 - $95.00
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The mighty Bolshoi Ballet has captured the imagination of ballet lovers and defined the concept of spectacle since its creation in 1776. Their summer 2000 tour of the United States was a sell-out success--this time around their will be more of the same great Bolshoi tradition and power to go around-- with full-length performances of Swan Lake and La Bayadère.

The Glory of the Bolshoi! An evening of performances by the Ballet, Opera Soloists and Chorus of The Bolshoi Theater - June 11
MINKUS/PETIPA - "The Kingdom of the Shades" from La Bayadère
(Anna Antonicheva, Nikolai Tsaskaridze)

BORODIN - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

TCHAIKOVSKY/GRIGOROVICH - Pas de deux from Swan Lake
(Nadezhda Gracheva, Andrei Uvarov)

TRADITIONAL "Blazhen Muzh" (Blessed Man)
Stanislav Lykov, Conductor
Vladimir Matorin, Bass

VERDI "Va, pensiero" from Nabuco

HÉROLD/ASHTON - Pas de deux from La Fille mal gardeé
(Nina Kapzova, Denis Medvedev)

MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

MINKUS Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote
(Anastasia Volochova, E. Ivanchenko)

MUSSORGSKY Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov

Swan Lake - June 12 and 15
(Petipa/Ivanov, Tchaikovsky)
Virtually every company has performed at least part of Swan Lake, but only the Bolshoi can claim to have done it first, in 1877. It was choreography by Petipa that turned the original into the world's best-loved ballet, which has been finely honed by this company ever since. The Bolshoi's latest production returns to the genius of Petipa's version, and the crucial role of Odette/Odile perfectly showcases the strength of the Bolshoi's prima ballerinas.

La Bayadère - June 13, 14, and 16
(Petipa, Minkus)
"If you don't enjoy La Bayadere," Clive Barnes said, "you don't really enjoy ballet." This story ballet incorporates a stunning ballet blanc with a panorama of white tutus that stirs the soul. Petipa turned to India for inspiration, choreographing a story of torid love, untimely death, and a visit to the underworld. The ballet was long hidden from the West, with the full-length version surfacing only in 1980 to retake its place among the great ballets.


  • general artist image Anatoliy Iksanov
  • general artist image Boris Akimov

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