Ballet in three acts

Alexander Glazunov

Ballet in three acts
A Legend of Love

Arif Melikov

Ballet in two acts

to music by Valery Gavrilin

Ballet in three acts

Leo Delibes

Ballet in two acts
Swan Lake

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Ballet by Yuri Possokhov in two acts
The Queen of Spades

Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Yuri Krasavin

Ballet in three acts
La Bayadère

Ludwig Minkus

One-act ballets program
Four Characters in Search of a Plot


Ballet in three acts
Romeo and Juliet

Sergei Prokofiev

Ballet in one act
Grand Pas from the ballet Paquita

Ludvig Minkus, Edouard Deldevez

Ballet in four acts
The Seagull

Ilya Demutsky

Ballet in three acts
La Fille du Pharaon

Cesare Pugni

Ballet by George Balanchine in three parts

to music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Ballet in three acts
Don Quixote

Ludwig Minkus

Ballet by Christopher Wheeldon in three acts with a prologue
The Winter’s Tale

Joby Talbot

Ballet in two acts
Master and Margarita

to music by Alfred Schnitke and Milko Lazar

Ballet by John Neumeier in two acts based on the novel of the same name by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina

to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Alfred Shnitke, Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam

Ballet in two acts
Ivan the Terrible

to music by Sergei Prokofiev

Ballet in two acts
La Sylphide

Herman Severin Levenskiold

Ballet in one act

to music by Frederic Chopin

Ballet in two acts

Adolphe Adam

Ballet in three acts

Aram Khachaturyan

Ballet in three acts
The Tempest

Yuri Krasavin

Ballet in one act
Carmen Suite

Georges Bizet–Rodion Shchedrin

Ballet in two acts
The Nutcracker

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Ballet in one act
Les Saisons

Alexander Glazunov

Ballet in one act
Made in Bolshoi

to music by Anatoly Korolyov

Ballet in one act

Yuri Krasavin

Ballet in three acts
Marco Spada

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber

A Hero of Our Time
About the performance

The world premiere of the ballet A Hero of Our Time was held on the 22nd of July 2015 at the Bolshoi Theatre. Being released soon after the celebration of the two-hundred-year anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Lermontov, it realised one of the greatest novels of Russian literature through the medium of choreography. That event marked the return to the tradition of a large-scale narrative ballet, a cornerstone for Soviet ballet. For many decades, the Bolshoi has been a world symbol of large multiple act ballets with a serious literary basis, developed dramaturgy, specially created music, complex sets and hundreds of costumes.

The world premiere took place on 22 July 2015.

The Bolshoi Theatre production

With participation of Russian National Wheelchair Dance Sport team members (RNWDS)

New Stage
Run time:
2 hours 45 minutes
Igor Tsvirko as Pechorin. Nikolai Sokolov (bass clarinet).

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Artem Ovcharenko as Pechorin. Ekaterina Shipulina as Undine.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Denis Savin as Grushnitski. Ruslan Skvortsov as Pechorin. Svetlana Zakharova as Mary.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Kristina Kretova as Vera. Ruslan Skvortsov as Pechorin. Svetlana Zakharova as Mary. Nina Minasyan (soprano).

Photo by Damir Yusupov.


Can it be that wickedness is so attractive?..
Pechorin’s diary



Pechorin alone.

When I saw Bela in my own house; when, for the first time, I held her on my knee and kissed her black locks, I, fool that I was, thought that she was an angel sent to me by sympathetic fate... Again I was mistaken; the love of a savage is little better than that of your lady of quality, the barbaric ignorance and simplicity of the one weary you as much as the coquetry of the other. I am not saying that I do not love her still; I am grateful to her for a few fairly sweet moments; I would give my life for her — only I am bored with her... Whether I am a fool or a villain I know not; but this is certain, I am also most deserving of pity — perhaps more than she...

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