Bolshoi

 

Le Corsaire

Encore Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Adolphe Adam

Choreography Alexei Ratmansky after Marius Petipa

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

 

Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem's bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.

Inspired by Lord Byron's epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa's exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi's most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.

 

 

 

The Nutcracker

Encore Sunday, December 17, 2017, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa).

Cast Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker Prince), Anna Nikulina (Marie), Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer), Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.

 

As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie's wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.

A holiday tradition for the whole family,  The Nutcracker sweeps the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky's cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi's greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!

 

 

 

The Taming of the Shrew

Encore Sunday, January 07, 2018, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Dmitri Shostakovich

Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot

Cast Ekaterina Krysanova (Katharina), Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio), Olga Smirnova (Bianca) Semyon Chudin (Lucentio)

 

Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter.

Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare's rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!

 

 

 

Romeo and Juliet

Encore Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography Alexei Ratmansky

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

 

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company's premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare's beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptiation set to Prokofiev's romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature's most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.

 

 

 

The Lady of the Camellias

Encore Sunday, February 25, 2018, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music John Neumeier

Choreography Frederic Chopin

Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Margeurite), Edvin Revazov (Armand), Andrei Merkuriev (Monsieur Duval), Anna Tikhomirova (Manon Lescaut), Semyon Chudin (Des Grieux)

 

At a theatre performance of 'Manon Lescaut', the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love…

Alexandre Dumas fils's novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier's work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin's romantic piano score.

 

 

 

The Flames of Paris

Encore Sunday, April 15, 2018, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Boris Asafiev

Choreography Alexei Ratmansky, after Vasily Vainonen

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

 

 In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jerome leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…

Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi's overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky's captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen's The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

 

 

 

Giselle

Encore Sunday, May 13, 2018, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Adolphe Adam

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht)

 

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until  death…

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

 

 

 

Coppelia

Encore Sunday, June 03, 2018, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Leo Delibes

Choreography Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

 

Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppelia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…

The Bolshoi's unique version of Coppelia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous  "dance of the hours," and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.