New Stage

23 May
12:00
2020 | Saturday
Dmitry Shostakovich "Master and Margarita" Ballet in two acts
Ballet
Artists Credits
Conductor
Ballet company
Choreography by Edward Clug (revisions)
Leo Kulaš, Costume Designer
Martin Gebhardt, Lighting Designer
Marko Japelj, Set Designer
Premiere of this production: 21 May 2020


Libretto by Edward Clug after Mikhail Bulgakov’s novelof the same name.


The Master and Margarita is a novel by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, written in the Soviet Union between 1928 and 1940 during Stalin's regime. A censored version was published in Moscow magazine in 1966–1967, after the writer's death. The manuscript was not published as a book until 1967, in Paris. A samizdat version circulated that included parts cut out by official censors, and these were incorporated in a 1969 version published in Frankfurt. The novel has since been published in several languages and editions.

The story concerns a visit by the devil to the officially atheistic Soviet Union. The Master and Margarita combines supernatural elements with satirical dark comedy and Christian philosophy, defying a singular genre. Many critics consider it to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Soviet satires.


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