Directors

Anna Motornaya

Anna Motornaya graduated from the Grodno State Music School majoring in сhoral conducting in 1991. Later she graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music as a choral conductor in 1997(postgraduate study in 2001) and as  director of musical theatre (under the tutelage of Margarita Izvorska-Elizarieva) in 2009. Her diploma performance was Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, opera studio of the Belarusian State Academy of Music.

Anna Motornaya was joined the chorus of the Belarusian State Academic Musical Theatre in 1993 and was promoted to chief chorus master in 1997. As a chorus master she took part in the production of the iconic rock opera "Juno and Avos" by Alexey Rybnikov (2002, together with the main chorus master of the theatre Svetlana Petrova), directed Doctor Ouchithurts by Igor Levin, Pinocchio BY by Alexey Rybnikov, Don Juan in Seville by Mark Samoilov, Bremen Town Musicians Adventures by Gennady Gladkov.

In February 2010, at the Republican Theatre of the Belarusian Drama  Anna Motorna's creative project "Tragicomic Reading, or Comitragic Singing of Sergei Kortez's opera Jubilee" (based on the works of Anton Chekhov, libretto by Uladzimir Khalip) was performed.

Since 2010, she has been a stage director of the Belarusian State Academic Musical Theatre. Her works there include:

2011: comic opera The Night Bell by Gaetano Donizetti;

2012: opera Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo;

2013: operetta Mister X by Imre Kalman;

2014: operetta Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauss;

2014: musical fairy tale for children and adults New Year's Turmoil in the Fairy Kingdom by Elena Atrashkevich

2015: musical My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe;

2016: operetta Ball im Savoy by Paul Abraham;

2018: music-farce Hello, I'm Charley's aunt!.. by Oscar Feltzman;

2020: musical comedy Truffaldino from Bergamo by Alexander Kolker;

Since 2021, she is a director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.

At the theater she staged Charles Gounod's Faust (premiere: 21 November 2020).

Since 1998, she has been a teacher at the Belarusian State Academy of Music (choral conducting). Since 2010, Anna Motornaya has been teaching at the Belarusian State Academy of Music (opera training), where she directed the chamber comic opera Fantasy by Vladimir Kuryan and opera La bohème by Giacomo Puccini.

Artistic achievements:

2016: award winner in the category "Best Performance of Musical Theatre" at the 4th Republican Competition of Theatrical Art "National Theater Award" for the musical My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe (directed byAnna Motornaya);

2018: Letter of commendation of the Minsk City Organization of the Belarusian Professional Union of Workers of Culture, Information, Sports and Tourism "for many years of fruitful work in the field of culture, high professional responsibility, support for trade union initiatives and on the occasion of the theater's birthday";

2018: Honorary certificate of the Minsk City Council of Deputies for many years of work on patriotic education of the younger generation and holding a series of charity events for war and labor veterans;

2019: Certificate of merit of the Central Committee of the Belarusian Professional Union of Workers of Culture, Information, Sports and Tourism - for many years of conscientious work in the field of culture, high professionalism and active public activity;

2019: Letter of commendation of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus for many years of fruitful work and high professionalism;

2019: Letter of commendation of the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War for participating in the festive programme "10 Shades of Museum Night" within the international campaign The Night of Museums and great contribution to the successful implementation of this project.

National Theatre Prize in the nomination "The Best Director’s Work in Musical Production" (Faust, 2021)