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17 May 2014, Saturday

Bolshoi Ballet Giselle DVD Competition QUIZ

Win autographed DVD

The Bolshoi Ballet visits Washington DC in May with seven performances of the Bolshoi Theatre's production of Giselle one of the world's most popular and enduring ballet classics.

In celebration of its USA tour the Bolshoi Theatre is giving away THREE DVDs of its production of Giselle all personally autographed by Bolshoi star ballerina Maria Allash in our new competition quiz.

This is your chance learn more about the Bolshoi Theatre and to win DVDs of Bolshoi Theatre performances that have been personally autographed by the Bolshoi's biggest stars.

You have until 25 May to send your answers to all four of our quiz questions and have a chance to win the three prizes.


1. There is currently two versions of Giselle in the Bolshoi Theatre repertoire. Who are the two famous Russian choreographers that created these two versions of Giselle for the Bolshoi Ballet?

2. Who composed the original music to the ballet Giselle?

3. Who composed the music for the Russian opera The Tsar's Bride that the Bolshoi Theatre will bring to the USA in July?

4. The Taming of the Shrew is a new ballet being created by the French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot for the Bolshoi Ballet which will have its premiere on 4 July 2014. The ballet is based on the play by the same name by what famous English playwright?

You will need to answer ALL FOUR questions in our quiz about the Bolshoi Theatre. Just send your answers to

Everyone who gets all four answers correct will be eligible for our prize draw at the end of May. THREE lucky winners will receive the DVD personally autographed by the Bolshoi stars.

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Photo: Maria Allash as Myrtha, the Queen of Wilis

Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage Bol'shaya Dmitrovka Street, 4/2, Moscow, Russia
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