Petrenko for the first time and his wife came out into the light after the birth of the youngest daughter


Петренко впервые вышел с женой в свет после рождения младшей дочери
The actor and his wife visited the opening of the historical stage of the Maly theater.

Петренко впервые вышел с женой в свет после рождения младшей дочери

Christine Brody and Igor Petrenko

Photo: Igor Kharitonov

The wife of actor Igor Petrenko — Christina Brodskaya first published after the birth of second daughter. The acting couple were invited to a solemn evening dedicated to the opening of the historical building of the Maly theater after reconstruction.

Petrenko graduated from the school Shchepkin at the Maly theatre. After that, Igor was invited to work in this oldest (she is over 260 years old) troupe. Then, due to the heavy workload in the movie Igor left the theatre. However, any visiting Small for an actor — always a nice event, full of nostalgic feelings.

Петренко впервые вышел с женой в свет после рождения младшей дочери

Irina Muraveva and Boris Klyuyev

Photo: Sergei Ivanov

Petrenko, as the other guests, were surprised by the scale of repair: the theatre is not only restored, but increased its area. But the project was very complex, because the Small building stands directly over an underground river Neglinka.

In fact, the first play on the renovated Main stage took place in December. Then showed a “Woe from wit” Griboyedov, which is Small since 2000. In the role of Famusov all these years busy theatre artistic Director Yuri Solomin. This production traditionally open the season.

Петренко впервые вышел с женой в свет после рождения младшей дочери

Igor Petrenko with his wife Christine

Photo: Sergei Ivanov

Петренко впервые вышел с женой в свет после рождения младшей дочери

Elena Lyadova and Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Photo: Sergei Ivanov

On the native scene back and Gogol’s “the government Inspector”, the plays of Ostrovsky, held its first premiere — “King Lear” by Shakespeare. But a big celebration on the opening arranged will fix only now, in conjunction with the International theatre Day.

Петренко впервые вышел с женой в свет после рождения младшей дочери

Yuri Solomin in the image of Boris Godunov

Photo: Igor Kharitonov

The day before the holiday, the Museum was visited by President of Russia Vladimir Putin, who watched “the Last victim”. The President also showed an exhibition on the history of theatre. It demonstrates the old suit, preserved in the theatre: dress, lady Macbeth, made 127 years ago. A curious detail: the waist of the actress Glikeria Fedotova, which made this stage outfit was so thin that today, even the most miniature mannequin are unable to button all the buttons!

Петренко впервые вышел с женой в свет после рождения младшей дочери

Marina Zudina and Oleg Tabakov

Photo: Sergei Ivanov

Петренко впервые вышел с женой в свет после рождения младшей дочери

Sergey Puskepalis

Photo: Sergei Ivanov

The glorious history of Small became a major theme of the costume presentation, which showed the next day. The audience was shown a video about the history of the theater. After all, at the Maly held the premiere of the Opera “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky, and the earliest plays of Chekhov-first audience success of “the Inspector” and “Marriage” by Gogol, who had previously failed on another scene.

And in the years of the great Patriotic war the theater’s team not only performed at the front, but collected so much money that they bought an entire squadron for the red army.

Петренко впервые вышел с женой в свет после рождения младшей дочери

Natalia Horohorina

Photo: Sergei Ivanov

Boris Nevzorov

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Of course, the gala evening, the actors showed excerpts of the best performances of the Small, which is intertwined with costumed “illustrations” of the theatre’s history. So, on the stage appeared the playwright Ostrovsky. First grateful to the actors of the theater for which he wrote many plays, thanked the author having presented him a tray with a glass of vodka and pickle for a snack. Then vodka was treated and spectators.

Lyudmila Polyakova came on the scene in the image of Empress Elizabeth of Russia, under the decree which established the theatre. And the artistic Director Yuri Solomin turned to Tsar Feodor Ioanovich.