07 April 2006
Bolshoi is going to 'conquer' London
The operas: the legendary Boris Godunov, the production has been specially updated for the tour, and the avant-garde The Fiery Angel which appeared in the repertory a couple of years ago.
Opera Performance dates
The Fiery Angel by Sergei Prokofiev – 25 and 26 July at 7.30pm
Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky – 27 and 28 July at 7.30pm; 29 July at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Conductor – Alexander Vedernikov
The Bolshoi Ballet Company has toured in England more than in any other European country.
It was following the first Bolshoi Ballet season at Covent Garden in 1956 that the Company acquired international fame and in the West the very name Bolshoi Ballet became synonymous with dance excellence.
This was the Company's first large-scale foreign tour: it was hugely successful and became a Russian ballet legend. To mark the 50th anniversary of its celebrated first London season, the Company will be performing seven ballets for London audiences: from Petipa and Gorsky – via Balanchine – to Posokhov and Ratmansky.
Ballet Performance dates
La Fille du Pharaon by Cesare Pugni – 3l July, l August at 7.30pm; 2 and 12 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Swan Lake by Pyotr Tchaikovsky - 3 and 4 August at 7.30pm; 5 and 16 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Cinderella by Sergei Prokofiev – 7 and 8 August at 7.30pm; 9 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
The Bright Stream by Dmitry Shostakovich – 10 and 11 August at 7.30pm
Go for Broke by Igor Stravinsky, La Dame de Pique to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Symphony in C to music by Georges Bizet – 14 and 15 August at 7.30pm
Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus – 17 and 18 August at 7.30pm; 19 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Submitted on 07 April 2006, Friday