25 July 2016, Monday
The Bolshoi 240th season came to an end - let's sum it up!
Today, on July 25, The Bolshoi 240th season came to an end. Let's recall what has happened at the theatre during these 10 months?
3 new names in the theatre's ballet repertoire:
renewed and transferred to the Historical stage "Don Quixote";
mysterious "Ondine" by Vyacheslav Samodurov.
7 opera premieres:
"The Fables of the Vixen, the Duckling and Balda" by Dmitry Belyanushkin that are winning children's hearts over every weekend;
"Rodelinda" from Christopher Moulds and Richard Jones made in co-production with English National Opera;
Powerful and passionate "Katerina Izmailova" from Tugan Sokhiev and Rimas Tuminas;
modern and ironic "Don Pasquale" crom Michal Klausa and Timofey Kulyabin;
major and fascinating "La Damnation de Faust" from Tugan Sokhiev and Peter Stein.
4 ballets live broadcasted in cinemas all over the world: "Giselle", "Lady with the Camellias", "Don Quixote" and "The Taming of the Shrew".
Leonid Desyatnikov Music Festival;
Galas dedicated to the memory of Elena Obraztsova, Maya Plisetskaya, Raisa Struchkova;
Svetlana Zakharova's, Gennady Rozhdestvensky's, Boris Akimov's gala concerts.
4 Golden Mask Awards:
"A Hero of Our Time" - Best Ballet Performance;
Alexander Vinogradov - Musical Theatre Jury Special Award for the main part in "Le Nozze di Figaro" opera.
2 Benois de la Danse Awards:
World Ballet Day: 3 hours of The Bolshoi Ballet life in online broadcast over YouTube.
Creation of The Bolshoi Official Video Channel.
Live streaming performances on the Historical building front: The Tsar's Bride" opera and "Jewels" ballet.
And finally - The Bolshoi Ballet huge tour in London, which is happening right now!
And what did you remember the most about The Bolshoi past season? Share your impressions and stay with us - we will start the new season together on September 10!