Premiered on April 9, 1968.

Presented with two intervals.
Running time: 3 hours 5 minutes.



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Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich
after the novel of the same name by Raffaello Giovagnolli,
ideas from the scenario by Nikolai Volkov used

Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Designer: Simon Virsaladze
Music Director: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Lighting Designer: Mikhail Sokolov

Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus. Photo by Natalia Voronova.
Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus. Photo by Natalia Voronova.
Ivan Vasiliev as Spartacus. Photo by Elena Fetisova.
Ivan Vasiliev as Spartacus. Photo by Elena Fetisova.
Denis Rodkin as Spartacus. Photo by Mikhail Logvinov.
Denis Rodkin as Spartacus. Photo by Mikhail Logvinov.
Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina. Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina. Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anna Nikulina as Phrygia. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anna Nikulina as Phrygia. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anna Nikulina as Phrygia. Mikhail Lobukhin as Spartacus. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anna Nikulina as Phrygia. Mikhail Lobukhin as Spartacus. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Ekaterina Krysanova as Aegina. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Ekaterina Krysanova as Aegina. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Maria Vinogradova as Phrygia. Photo by Damira Yusupov.
Maria Vinogradova as Phrygia. Photo by Damira Yusupov.
Ekaterina Shipulina as Aegina. Artemy Belyakov as Crassus. Photo by Elena Fetisova.
Ekaterina Shipulina as Aegina. Artemy Belyakov as Crassus. Photo by Elena Fetisova.
Ivan Vasiliev as Spartacus. Photo by Natalia Voronova.
Ivan Vasiliev as Spartacus. Photo by Natalia Voronova.
Final scene. Nina Kaptsova as Phrygia.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Final scene. Nina Kaptsova as Phrygia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.