Don't sleep on the start of the season!


For the first time this production appeared at the Bolshoi in 1954 (conducted by Joseph Abramis, choreography by Konstantin Muller). Ballet legends Nina Mlodzinskaya, Alexandra Nikolaeva, Tamara Karavaeva, Basia Karpilova, Lydia Ryazhenova, Tamara Uzunova, Evgeny Glinskikh, Semyon Drechin, Valery Mironov performed the leading roles in that production. In 1970 conductor Tatyana Kolomiitseva and choreographer Nina Fedorova presented their production. It featured Lyudmila Brzhozovskaya, Nina Davydenko, Klara Malysheva, Yury Trayan, Olga Lappo, Viktor Sarkisyan. In 1990 conductor Alexander Anissimov and choreographer Irina Kolpakova invited the audience to the fairy tale again. This time, no less renowned Natella Dadishkiliani, Inessa Dushkevich, Tatyana Ershova, Vladimir Dolgikh, Veniamin Zakharov, Tatyana Shemetovets appeared in the lead roles.


In 2001, conductor Nikolai Koliadko and choreographer Valentin Elizariev worked together on this production, and Olga Gaiko, Lyudmila Kudryavtseva, Igor Artamonov, Alexander Furman, Marina Vezhnovets, Ruslan Minin appeared on stage. This production lives in the Bolshoi for 22 seasons.


On 26 March, the People's Artist of the USSR and Belarus Valentin Elizariev presented Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty at the Bolshoi again. This is the fifth staging of the production on the Belarusian stage. We want to remind that over the past two years the choreographer has presented his versions of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Thus, the choreographer completed his work on Tchaikovsky's "ballet triptych".


The designer of the new production is Vyacheslav Okunev. The People's Artist of Russia worked on two previous productions at the Bolshoi. This time, the set design and costumes refer us to two beautiful and so different eras: on the one hand, it is luxurious Baroque, on the other – strict Classicism.


On the evening of 6 and 7 September, the leading roles will feature Irina Eromkina/Liudmila Khitrova as Aurora, Even Capitaine/Konstantin Geronik as Désiré, Maryna Vezhnavets/Veranika Auchynnikava as the Lilac Fairy, Tatsiana Ulasen/Veranika Aleshchenko as the Fairy Carabosse and others. Two evenings Vladimir Ovodok will conduct.