On the main ballet stage of the country’s long-awaited play about the genius of the ballet was replaced with “don Quixote”.
Ivan Vasiliev and Angelina Vorontsova in “don Quixote”
Photo: Ruslan shamukov/TASS
Ilya Demutsky at the award ceremony “Golden mask”
Photo: Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS
A few days before the premiere of the ballet “Nureyev”, the Bolshoi theatre has taken an unprecedented step and cancelled the first show! This production ballet lovers have been waiting with great impatience. First, interest is the figure of the main character — the brightest stars of Russian ballet, Rudolf Nureyev. After all, his short life was full to the brim and creative UPS and scandalous fame.
Secondly, the creators of “Nureyev” — the young composer Igor Demutsky, choreographer Yury Posokhov and directed by Kirill Serebrennikov two years ago has already created for the Bolshoi ballet’s very successful “a Hero of our time”. This interpretation of Lermontov’s prose was once “hurrah!” has been adopted and professionals (the play was awarded the main theatrical award of the country “Golden mask”) and fans of the ballet.
When it became known that the same three authors began work on a new ballet, in addition to such an interesting topic, the Prime Minister began to look forward to. Tickets for the show sold out three months before the premiere! However, in less than a week before the premiere, the Bolshoi theatre announced that instead of five premiere of “Nureyev” viewers will see “don Quixote”.
Vladislav Lantratov and Maria Alexandrova in the ballet “don Quixote”
On the one hand, viewers are left “not a loser”: “don Quixote” — one of the highest-grossing performances of the Bolshoi, along with “Swan lake” his “business card”. In addition, the role of Basil this week twice will perform a favorite of the Moscow audience world star Ivan Vasiliev (at the time, he worked on the staff of the theater, then left, but continued sometimes to be in the Bolshoi).
Rudolf Nureyev, 1989
Photo: Yuri Belinsky /TASS photo Agency
On the other hand, in the title role in “Nureyev” was supposed to be the best premiere Big: Vlad Lantratov, Artem Ovcharenko and Igor Tsvirko. About the reasons of cancellation of the premiere of the theater reports. Perhaps the Prime Minister will take on the new season (although the schedule of performances for September and October has already been drawn up). And, perhaps, the theatre and the authors did not find a common language.