Irina Muravyova, Boris Klyuev came from vacation

Ирина Муравьева и Борис Клюев вышли из отпуска
Yuri Solomin opened the season in the Maly theater.

Ирина Муравьева и Борис Клюев вышли из отпуска

Boris Klyuyev

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Ирина Муравьева и Борис Клюев вышли из отпуска

Irina Muraveva

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Boris Klyuyev came to the opening 262 of the season in the Maly theatre tanned and in a good mood. “For the first time in many years managed a whole month of summer to spend at sea, — said people’s artist. — I have a property in Italy, in the province of Calabria, here there and rested. Then he added another few days at the dacha outside Moscow. Now returned from holiday: starring in “Voronin” and start working in the theatre”.

By the way, Klyuyev worked in Small exactly forty years, for which he was awarded on this day. Opening the meeting of the troupe and artistic Director of the theater Yuri Solomin emphasized how happy he was to see his team in a beautifully renovated building of the theater. And then invited on stage, to the Presidium of the oldest actors troupe — it is a tradition Small.

Ирина Муравьева и Борис Клюев вышли из отпуска

Alexander Volkov

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Ирина Муравьева и Борис Клюев вышли из отпуска

Lyudmila Polyakova

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Elina Bystritskaya and other stars of the older generation met with standing applause. “Oh my God, that’s our theatre!” exclaimed Elina Avraamovna, looking elegant luxurious. Also among the honorary guests of the meeting were the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky, who admitted that Small I love his children.

Summing up the results of last season, the highlight of which was the completion of the renovation of the historic building, Solomin thanked the staff for … the silence with which the artists were demolished complexity “repair” of the period and especially for record in tour activities (for the year showed a Small 33 performance in 11 cities of Tashkent and Ulan-Ude to Bryansk and Yaroslavl). Then Solomin told the team that this year has changed the principle of funding productions: “Before, we had planned all seasonal, and now by semester, and I still haven’t learned to count the “halves” — with a smile admitted Yury mefodevich.

Ирина Муравьева и Борис Клюев вышли из отпуска

Elena Tsyplakova with her husband Paul

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Ирина Муравьева и Борис Клюев вышли из отпуска

Yuri Kayurov

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As expected, the artistic Director has announced plans for the near future: “King Lear” on the Big stage, “Little tragedies” on Chamber, “Marriage”, “Talents and admirers”, “the old lady’s Visit”, which will be occupied almost the entire cast, and “Tsar Boris” (to the 200th anniversary since the birth of Alexei Tolstoy, whose trilogy about the Russian rulers were the hallmark of Small). “Here are our big plans, it turns out six names instead of five — said Solomin, slyly glancing in the direction of the Minister. — We have transgressed the law, but forgive us for that, Mr. Minister.”

Solomin also traditionally celebrated years of work actors and representatives of technical services. In particular, 35 years working in the theatre Svetlana Amanova, a 40 — Vyacheslav Ezepov. And he Solomin, as it turned out, worked in the company for 60 years! Cheerful and smiling, the artistic Director did not hesitate to joke about their age. When he was asked to take the microphone, he joked and said with a loud voice: “are You deaf? I have nothing to hear, not you… And anyway, get used to the stage to speak without the microphone — and so well heard.”

Ирина Муравьева и Борис Клюев вышли из отпуска

Yuri Solomin, Vladimir Medinsky

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Another tradition of Small — presentation of honored workers luxuriously published Bibles. Moreover, these books are getting not only the current members of the team, but those people that had to do with Small in the past. “Thank you! I was not on the scene 32 years,” gratefully said Elena Tsyplakova, clutching a thick book.

Elina Bystritskaya and Yuri Solomin

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