We are happy to present some pictures from the opening night performance, starring the first cast.
Robert Carsen, one of the most sought-after opera directors in the world, was invited to the Bolshoi to implement this project. Evelino PidГІ, the acknowledged interpreter of Italian opera repertoire, is the music director of the production. This project is actually a co-production of the famous Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and four major European opera houses - Opéra National du Rhin, Theatre La Monnaie (Belgium), Grand Théâtre de Genève, and the Bolshoi Theatre. The main part was performed by the Bolshoi Theatre's guest soloist Dimitris Tiliakos. The young singer Sergey Romanovsky performed the part of the Duke. Kristina Mkhitaryan, a participant of the Bolshoi Young Artists Opera Program, performed the part of Gilda.