Большой театр Беларуси


8 September 18:00

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


оpera in two acts

Большой театр Беларуси


17 September 19:00

Vladimir Soltan


opera in two acts

"Ballet summer". Vol.9








You can already buy tickets to the "Summer". The dance festival will start on 8 June! At the 9th festival "Ballet Summer at the Bolshoi" we will see productions of the Voronezh and Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatres (Russia) for the first time. The programme will include The Toy Seller, Carmen.NEW, Harlequinade.NEW, The Little Scarlet Flower, The Legend of Love, as well as classical productions of the Belarusian Bolshoi: Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote. The festival will culminated in a Gala concert of ballet stars on 16 June.


On 8 June, Alexey Shelygin’s The Toy Seller (choreography by the People's Artist of Russia Andrey Petrov) will open the festival. The production premiered at the Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theatre in the fall of 2020.






On 9 June, the ballet company of the Voronezh Theatre will perform two one–act productions: Harlequinade.NEW, Carmen.NEW.The production of 2019 (music be Alexei Aigui, choreograpy by Sofia Gaidukova) "Harlequinade.NEW" is "not about the love described once in novels, but about the love that is happening in life now. It's not about them, it's about you. And today, the things, that seemed funny to them, will make you cry..." Dance performance Carmen.NEW was presented to the public in 2022. Choreographer Sofia Gaidukova asks questions: ‘Why women kill or are being killed? Perhaps there is a piece of Carmen in each of us… But what made her do this to men? And men to her?..’. It is a performance of love and hate to Georges Bizet’s music based on Prosper Mérimée’s novel.






On 10 and 11 June, the company of the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre will appear on the stage of the Belarusian Bolshoi. Vladimir Kuptsov's magic ballet The Little Scarlet Flower based on Sergei Aksakov's fairy tale will be performed on 10 June. A wonderful production for the whole family will tell the story of a merchant who loves his daughters and his youngest daughter Nastenka, who, for the salvation of her father, agrees to live in the monster's palace… The Russian version of the tale of beauty and the beast was staged on the Ufa stage. Composer Vladimir Kuptsov, choreograper Andrei Petrov and set designers  Grigory Belov and Olga Polyanskaya created an incredibly touching and picturesque musical performance.



On 11 June, we will see Yuri Grigorovich's choreography in Arif Melikov's ballet The Legend of Love. The production about the collision of unbridled passion and strength of mind, duty and love became the seventh production by Yuri Grigorovich on the stage of the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre. Not every ballet company can embody this masterpiece of choreographic art, which requires the strongest performers, both from a technical and an acting point of view. That is why the idea to stage the production on the Ufa stage was cherished for many years and was realized after the staging of the most difficult Spartacus. Thus, The Legend of Love, recognized as the highest example of classical choreography, has been exciting the viewer with the depth of music, delighting with the nuances of direction, beauty and complexity of choreography for more than one year.



On 13 June, one of the most beautiful Tchaikovsky's fairy–tale ballets Swan Lake staged by People's Artist of the USSR and Belarus Valentin Elizariev will be performed on stage. The principal dancer of the Mariinsky Theater (St Petersburg) Oxana Skorik will appear in the leading role of Odette/Odile. The first soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre (the leading soloist of the Belarusian ballet recently) Even Capitaine will perform the role of Siegfried.




On 14 June, bright Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote (the premiere of this season staged by Valentin Elizariev) will be performed. The People's Artists of Bashkortostan Valeriya Isaeva and Rustam Iskhakov (Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre) will appear in the leading roles of Kitri and Basil.



On 15 June, Adolphe Adam’s Giselle will be performed. This production was presented to the Belarusian audience in September 2022 by the principal ballet master of the Bolshoi Theatre, Honoured Artist of Russia Igor Kolb. The performance will feature the artists of the Staatsballett Berlin Ksenia Ovsyanick and Dinu Tamazlakaru.



On 16 June, a beautiful final point of the festival will be the Gala concert of ballet stars, which will feature Oxana Skorik, Even Capitaine (St Petersburg), Dmitry Sobolevsky (Russia), Bulgan Rentsendorj and Oleg Mangadaev (Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre), as well as the ballet dancer of the Kremlin Ballet Ekaterina Pervushina (Moscow).