Большой театр Беларуси


Большой театр Беларуси


6, 7 September 19:00

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

The Sleeping Beauty

ballet-extravaganza in two acts with prologue and epilogue

Большой театр Беларуси


8, 9 September 19:00 | Premiere

Gaetano Donizetti


opera in two acts

Большой театр Беларуси


Большой театр Беларуси


21 September 19:00

Giuseppe Verdi


opera in two acts

Aleksandra Tikhomirova


Recipient of the Francysk Skaryna Medal (2016)

Aleksandra Tikhomirova graduated from Saratov Choreographic School (with honours) and the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatoire in St Petersburg (department of choreography). She worked as a soloist of the Maly Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov, a répétiteur of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of St Petersburg Conservatoire and the Yakobson State Academic Ballet Theatre in St Petersburg, teacher of the department of movement and plastique at the St Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy.


Since 1997, she has choreographed and staged over 60 productions in musical and drama theatres of Russia and abroad including dance scenes in the operas The Maid of Pskov by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi with the Mariinsky Theatre, Carmen by Georges Bizet with Rostov Musical Theatre, Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (nominated for the Golden Mask Award in the category ‘Best Opera Production’ in 2010), etc.; in musicals and operettas, including The Russian Phantom and The Count of Luxembourg with Irkutsk Musical Theatre (nominated for the Golden Mask Award in the category ‘Best Operetta Production’ in 2011), Gasparone with St Petersburg Theatre of Musical Comedy, Die Fledermaus with Irkutsk Musical Theatre, etc.

Since 1997, Aleksandra Tikhomirova has staged the following pieces in drama theatres: Mass by Leonard Bernstein for the Latvian State Academic Chorus, The Count of Monte Cristo and Sherlock Holmes in collaboration with Raimonds Pauls, and five more productions, including The Green Bird with the Dailes Theatre in Riga.

As choreographer, she has worked with the Student Theatre ‘Na Mokhovoi’ (St Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy), Theatre of St Petersburg ’Pushkin School,’ Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Malyshchitsky Drama Theatre in St Petersburg, the State Drama Theatre on Liteiny, etc.

As assistant to the choreographer Nikita Dolgushin, Aleksandra Tikhomirova staged La Esmeralda with the Estonian National Opera and the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, Chopiniana and The Sleeping Beauty with Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, La Sylphide and Giselle with the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus. These works were interspersed with the author's productions in the choreographic schools of Saratov, Tallinn, Kazan, Samara, Helsinki, where The Fleur de Lis Ball, Aurora's Wedding, Gogol Suite and many others were put on stage.

In the 2010/2011 season, she choreographed and staged the scenes from the operas The Snow Maiden and Aida, the ballet La Sylphide (as an assistant to the choreographer Nikita Dolgushin) at the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre; in the 2011/2012 season her works included the choreographic scenes Polovtsian Dances with Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Chronicle of the Times of Boris Godunov with the Theatre of St Petersburg ‘Pushkin School’, the scenes in the opera Eugene Onegin with the Tatar Opera and Ballet Theatre  and the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus; the ballet Giselle (as an assistant to the choreographer Nikita Dolgushin); the 4th act of the ballet Swan Lake with the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.

She has collaborated with such directors as Yuri Laptev, Vladimir Retsepter, Irkin Gabitov, O. Eremin, Vladimir Vorobiev, Felix Deutsch, Susanna Ziruk, Mikhail Pandzhavidze, Alexander Prokhorenko, and others.

She is the choreographer of the ballet scenes in the operas Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (2011) and Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (2012).

In 2013, Aleksandra Tikhomirova staged Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, or Another Christmas Story for the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, followed by the classical ballets Pas de Quatre and Flower Fesival in Genzano, which make up the programme of the ‘Ballet Evening: from the 19th to the 20th Century', in 2014.

Her other works with the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus include Le Petit Prince to the music by Eugene Glebov in 2015 (the same year, it received the National Theatre Award as the Best Ballet Production), Sonnets in 2016, Orr and Ora (People and Birds. Choreographic Parable About LOVE) to Mikhail Krylov’s music in June 2017 (the National Theatre Award 2018 nominee in the category ‘Best Ballet Production’).

In 2019, she choreographed and staged a ballet divertissement to the music of the ballet On the Billet (Na kwaterunku) to mark the bicentenary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth.