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Benjamin Britten. Camille Saint-Saëns

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Iolanta

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The Guide to the Orchestra. Le carnaval des animaux
About the performance

A Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten and The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns is a theatrical tour into the world of the symphonic orchestra, having participated in which, young spectators would learn to recognise the voices of different musical instruments.

A Guide to the Orchestra was intended as a soundtrack for an English educational film Instruments of The Orchestra by James Muir Mathieson, first shown in 1946. Almost simultaneously, the realisation of this story on the concert stage began in Liverpool under the baton of Malcolm Sargent. Preparing the score, Britten foresaw two ways of approaching its performance (with remarks by a commentator or without them) and, accordingly, suggested two names: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell.

Premiered on September 24, 2017. 

Presented with one interval.

Theatrical excursion into the world of the symphony orchestra, uniting The Young Person’s Guide (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell) by Britten and zoological fantasy by Saint-Saëns

Video
Yan Kalnberzin
Scene:
New Stage
Auditorium
Run time:
1 hour 40 minutes
The score has been made available by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited.
Bolshoi opera official sponsor is Payment System MIR
Alexander Arsentyev as Father. Elizaveta Bugulova as Anya.

Photo by Elena Fetisova

Alexander Arsentyev as Father. Elizaveta Bugulova as Anya.

Photo by Elena Fetisova

Photo by Pavel Rychkov

Cast
05 November
2023

Sunday, 12:00

04 November
2023

Saturday, 12:00

05 March
2023

Sunday, 14:00

04 March
2023

Saturday, 19:00

04 March
2023

Saturday, 12:00

03 March
2023

Friday, 19:00

08 January
2023

Sunday, 12:00

07 January
2023

Saturday, 12:00

06 November
2022

Sunday, 12:00

05 November
2022

Saturday, 19:00

05 November
2022

Saturday, 12:00

17 April
2022

Sunday, 19:00

17 April
2022

Sunday, 12:00

09 January
2022

Sunday, 12:00

06 January
2022

Thursday, 12:00

26 December
2021

Sunday, 12:00

25 December
2021

Saturday, 12:00

06 November
2021

Saturday, 12:00

17 October
2021

Sunday, 12:00

16 October
2021

Saturday, 12:00

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