Promo THE GOLDEN AGE
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The Golden Age

Dmitri Shostakovich
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Dance
2h
Russian
FULL HD
Sin subtítulos
Production

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the great 20th century choreographer, Yuri Grigorovich, The Bolshoi Theatre brings back to life The Golden Age.
The ballet was first presented at the Kirov Theatre in 1930, with, as its central theme, the battle and triumph of the proletariat against the decadent bourgeoisie. Surprisingly, the score by Dmitri Shostakovich raised political controversies, and consequently, the ballet vanished from the theaters until 1982, when Yuri Grigorovich restaged it with sets by Simon Virsaladze and a completely new libretto with a love story as its central focus. The conflict in the original production was recast as a clash between fishermen – the idealistic and morally superior workers – and society’s criminal elements.

 

Revived thirty-four years later with great artists of the new generation of the Bolshoi Ballet interpreting the lead roles, as Nina Kaptsova, Mikhail Lobukhin or Ruslan Skvortsov, the ballet finally made history.

Ballet in two acts

 

Music by Dmitri Shostakóvich

Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman 

Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich

 

Corps de Ballet from the Bolshoi Theatre

Bolshoi Theatre State Academy Orchestra

 

Artistic team


Conductor | Pavel Klinichev

Choreographer | Yuri Grigorovich

Set and costume designer | Simon Virsaladze

Lighting designer | Mikhail Sokolov

 

Cast


Rita, a young girl | Nina Kaptsova

Boris, a young fisherman | Ruslan Skvortsov

Yashka, Gang leader | Mikhail Lobukhin

Lyuska, Yashka's accomplice | Ekaterina Krysanova

Variety show compere at The Golden Age Restaurant Vyacheslav Lopatin
 

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