The Bolshoi Theatre presents the performances of the International Opera Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, which is considered to be one of the leading European opera forums. For several evenings, the most significant productions of the recent years will be shown at the Bolshoi - an opera by English composer George Benjamin Written on skin (2012) and Trauernacht, a stage performance of J.S. Bach cantatas (2014). Both performances are staged by the leading British director at work today Katie Mitchell.
For nearly four years the sounds of the new pipe organ have been bringing joy to its audience in concerts and performances on the historic stage of the Bolshoi. The coming Evening of organ music promises to be both engaging and versatile: the stage will unify the organists of different lands – Russia, France, the Vatican.
The International Forum Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996).
The Return. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer will be held on 16 – 19 of February at the Bolshoi Theatre and the Russian State Institute of Art. The program of the forum includes three opera premiers, three concerts of chamber music, a roundtable on different aspects of life and work of an outstanding composer, a scientific conference with musicologists from eight countries and six meetings with people who introduce viewers to the Mieczyslaw Weinberg 's heritage.
Whatever she thought up, however many remarkable artists she managed to gather round her, the main treat of every Maya Plisetskaya Gala Evening was always Maya Plisetskaya herself in person. Her look, walk, dance, hint at dancing, the way she took a curtain call, the light flowing from her eyes, her formidable energy fueled by the rapturous reception she aroused in the auditorium – this was what was important and riveted the audience’s attention…
The Great Conductors at the Bolshoi cycle of concerts on the Theatre’s Main Stage continues with a performance by the Bolshoi Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Maestro Rozhdestvensky. The program consists of works by Czech composers.
The Bolshoi Young artists opera program created in 2009 collaborates successfully with similar foreign projects. This time The Bolshoi audience will meet a real “golden collection” of young opera singers, who will represent 6 youth opera centers.
For the first time since she left the Company, Natalia Osipova is to appear in a Bolshoi Theatre production. She will dance the title role in Giselle (Yuri Grigorovich production). When, a month ago, the winners of the English Critics Circle National Dance Awards were announced, Osipova carried off prizes in two nominations: Best Dancer in 2014 and Outstanding Female Performance (for her interpretation of the role of Giselle in the Royal Ballet production). Her Albrecht at the Bolshoi will be Royal Ballet Principal Stephen McRae.
БАЛЕТ/BALLET WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Luciano Ganci will perform the role of Alfredo on 3 and 5 October.
Suren Maksutov will perform Alfredo on 2 and 4 October.
This is only the second time in its entire history that the Bolshoi has turned its attention to The Maid of Orleans!
Elena Mosuc will perform the role of Violetta on 18 and 20 July.
Dimitri Pittas will make his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre. Mr. Pittas will perform the role of Don Carlo on 25, 27 and 29 June.
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