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Opera “I vespru siciliani”, Mariinsky Theatre II

Date:  09.10.2018
Price of the ticket:  60 EUR*/ 4500 RUR
* Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR = 75 RUB. Please, rely on the price given in RUB.
Time:  18:30
Duration:  4,3 hours. The performance has two intervals.
 

Opera “I vespru siciliani”, Mariinsky Theatre II

I vespri siciliani is a five-act Italian opera originally written in French for the Paris Opéra by the Italian romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi and translated into Italian shortly after its premiere in June 1855. The opera followed immediately after Verdi's three great mid-career masterpieces, Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata of 1850 to 1853.

Russian premiere: 25 November 1857, Bolshoi (Stone) Theatre, St.Petersburg
Production premiere: 17 March 2017, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

The opera is performed in Italian and performance will have synchronized Russian and English supertitles.

Synopsis is based on the production of Arnaud Bernard. Immigrants’ district of New York, 1920s. The police are trying to stop smuggling and bootlegging that the Sicilian mafia lives on. 

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Ballet “La Bayadère”, Mikhailovsky Theatre

Date:  10.10.2018
Price of the ticket:  67 EUR*/ 5000 RUR
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Time:  19:00
Duration:  2,5 hours. The performance has two intervals.
 

Opera “I vespru siciliani”, Mariinsky Theatre II

La Bayadère brings together all the widespread perceptions of India in the 19th century — a country of fakirs, lotuses, and snake charmers. The main characters are a devadasi, or temple dancer, and a gallant warrior, whose love is destroyed by the will of a powerful raja. However, the appeal of the ballet, which had its beginnings on the Russian Imperial stage, does not just lie in its oriental exoticism, fiery dances, fake elephants and tigers or solemn priests. The enchanting feature of the ballet is the magical contrast between the bustle of lavish festivities and the lofty aloofness of the famous Kingdom of the Shades, whose gentle melancholy is unequalled in its level of poetic synthesis.

The traditional version that has taken shape in the 140 years since the ballet was first performed requires a combination of refined, impeccable, academic dance and a subtle psychological interpretation of the role, with a strong individual acting talent. Today the production is a symbol of the permanence and continuity of the Russian ballet school’s traditions and continues to be one of the highest achievements in choreography.

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