11 December 2008
Gala Performance in Honor of Yelena Obraztsova
20 November 2008- 23 November 2008
! PREMIERE ! Georges Bizet "Carmen"
15 November 2008
Two premieres and three ballets in one evening! The Bolshoi Ballet presents a program of works by Petipa, Balanchine, Ratmansky
10 October 2008- 13 October 2008
The premiere performances ran from 10 to 13 October 2008.
The second series will run from 2 to 4 December.
14 September 2008
The production which is based on the second author's version (Music Director - Alexander Vedernikov, Director - Alexander Sokurov) was a great succes at Ljubljana Music Festival last year and at Athens Festival this summer.
06 May 2008
Having for the 16th time studied the ballet map of the world, the authoritative jury of the Benois de la Danse program is all set to name what, in its view, are the most brilliant, creative achievements in dance of the past year.
The most outstanding candidates will receive the Benois-2008 prize.
24 April 2008
The 2008 opera season in the city of Cagliari opens with the premiere of a Bolshoi Theatre and Teatro Lirico di Cagliari co-production of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia.
22 April 2008
Carmen, one of the most popular operas of all times, is to return to the Bolshoi Theatre repertoire.
19 March 2008
The Ballet Company will be appearing again at the State Kremlin Palace: on 6 and 7 February, there will be two performances of Don Quixote and, on 19 and 20 March — two performances of La Fille du Pharaon; a whole series of performances, including La Bayadere and Swan Lake, is planned for April.
20 February 2008
Later this month, the Bolshoi Theatre will be presenting another ballet premiere - La Sylphide.
05 January 2008
Four years ago, the Bolshoi Ballet had Paris audiences at its feet. Balletomanes liked everything: they noted the dancers’ virtuosity, the variety in repertoire, and the exuberant joie de vivre and choreographic inventiveness of the ballet The Bright Stream. In including the latter ballet in the tour program, the Theatre thought they were taking a risk — Western audiences might not understand a work centered round “life on a collective farm”. But their fears proved to be unjustified: The Bright Stream caused a real sensation.