17 September 2012
The Bolshoi Theatre has announced its 237th season
The Bolshoi Theatre has announced its 237th season.
In its 237th theatre season the Bolshoi is presenting six opera premières,
reflecting the Theatre’s aspiration to create a broad-ranging, stylistically
diverse repertoire. They include Russian classical opera masterpieces
(Borodin’s Prince Igor, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride), highlights
from 19th century Italian opera (Verdi’s La Traviata, Bellini’s La
Sonnambula), French 20th century opera (Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges), as
well as works by modern Russian composers (Sergei Nevsky’s Franziskus).
In the 2012/13 season the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company will continue to
pursue its main strategy which includes the following directions:
· The classical legacy of the 19th-20th centuries
· The Bolshoi Theatre legacy of the Soviet period
· The legacy of Western 20th century ballet classics, never before staged at the
· New – in so far as possible original – ballets by the most famous
. Special projects
· Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company Tours
SYMPHONY CONCERTS and SPECIAL PROJECTS
In the 2012/13 season, the Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra will be
giving concerts at all Moscow’s main venues – at the Big Hall of the
Conservatoire, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Svetlanov Hall at
Moscow’s International House of Music.
Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company Tours
From 21 May to 10 June 2013 the Bolshoi Ballet Company will tour Australia
and New Zealand.
From 29 June to 17 August 2013 the Bolshoi Ballet Company’s traditional
three-week season at London’s Royal Opera House will take place.
Submitted on 11 May 2012, Friday