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The Rostov Mystery
About the performance

The premiere of The Rostov Mystery was held on the 30th of June 1982. Over the past decades, the performance has become one of the trademarks for the theatre of Boris Pokrovsky. “A faith in peace, good and justice has always been the main component of the Russian art. This is what The Rostov Mystery is about”, as Boris Pokrovsky said. In the musical performance that he created, a struggle between sin and virtue, which is so clear and impresses with its dramatic power, leads to a bright and natural ending. “Life, given from heaven, be blessed!”, these are the words the main character, Human Nature, utters as he completes his journey in The Rostov Mystery.

Premiered at the Boris Pokrovsky Musical Theatre on June 30, 1982.

Presented with one interval.

17th century comedy on Christmas day.

The first performance was held in Rostov the Great in 1702.

Musical restoration by Evgeny Levashev.

Set Designer
Mikhail Belkin
Costume Designer
Leonid Polyakov
Lighting Designer
Vladimir Ivakin
Choreographer
Lilia Talankina
Children’s Chorus Master
Elena Ozerova

Children’s roles: members Сhildren’s group of the Chamber stage.

Scene:
Chamber Stage
Run time:
2 hours 30 minutes
Language:
Russian
Bolshoi opera official sponsor is Payment System MIR
A scene from the performance

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Alexey Mochalov as Death

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Tatiana Fedotova as Groan / Rachel

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Alexandr Polkovnikov as Golden Age, Roman Shevchuk as Human Nature / Avram

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Roman Shevchuk as Human Nature / Avram

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A scene from the performance

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A scene from the performance

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Olga Burmistrova as Archangel

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Tatiana Fedotova as Groan / Rachel

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Ekaterina Bolshakova as Faith

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A scene from the performance

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Alexandr Polkovnikov as Golden Age, Roman Shevchuk as Human Nature / Avram

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Pavel Paremuzov as Herod, Vitaly Rodin as Life, Roman Shevchuk as Human Nature / Avram

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Anatoly Zakharov as Boris, Roman Shevchuk as Avram / Human Nature, Zakhar Kovalyov Afonya

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Anatoly Zakharov as Boris, Roman Shevchuk as Avram / Human Nature, Zakhar Kovalyov as Afonya

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Cast
16 April
2023

Sunday, 14:00

15 April
2023

Saturday, 19:00

07 January
2023

Saturday, 19:00

06 January
2023

Friday, 19:00

23 April
2022

Saturday, 19:00

22 April
2022

Friday, 19:00

08 January
2022

Saturday, 19:00

07 January
2022

Friday, 19:00

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Synopsis

Prologue

Human nature (The Person) remembers exile from paradise and falls into despair. Faith and Hope are trying to calm The Person and say that peace, love and eternal joy are always with him.

Seven positive human qualities are contrasted with seven negative human qualities. There is a struggle between Life and Death. Death proclaims itself to be the winner. The Person sets off, and seven positive and seven negative human qualities follow him.

Schedule and tickets
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15 April
Saturday
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19:00
16 April
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14:00
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