Directed by Paul Czinner
The battle between white and black swan unfolds with savage grace in Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky's haunting music traces the steps of prima ballerina Mariya Aleksandrova as she dances both Odette and Odile in this definitive production from the Bolshoi Ballet
The Bolshoi’s grandiose epic Spartacus recounts the story of a Roman slave’s fight for freedom. With its famous Khachaturian score, since the 1960s it has been considered one of the greatest ballets in the Bolshoi repertoire. The choreography by Yuri Grigorovich fills the Bolshoi stage with dynamic scenes of tension and conflict, and gives full expression to the virility and strength for which Russia’s male dancers are renowned.
Filmed live on the stage of Moscow's historic Bolshoi Theatre, this adaptation of Shakespeare's captivating masterpiece features choreography by the legendary Vladimir Vasiliev and music by renowned composer Kirill Molchanov. Alexei Fadeyechev stars as the conflicted title character manipulated by his ambitious wife (played by Nina Timofeyeva), and plagued by the inescapable guilt of his devious transgressions.
For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in The Cage by Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.
On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…
Based on the well known fairy tale, with a score by Tchaikovsky, the Sleeping Beauty is one of the world's best loved ballets. At her christening Princess Aurora is cursed by Carabosse. Lessened by the Lilac Fairy, Aurora is fated to plunge into a deep sleep for a hundred years but will be awakened by a prince's kiss.
This is the Swan Lake for our times; performed by The Zurich Opera House Orchestra and conducted by Russian musical director Vladimir Fedoseyev, the magic in the story will take hold of the viewer and transport you to another world. Ballerina Polina Seminova performs the mythic parts of Odette and Odile (white swan and black swan) with her great partner Stanislav Jermakov as Prince Siegrfried
Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…
The Bolshoi Ballet brings to life choreographer Yuri Grigorovich's piece based on Prokofiev's evocative score for Sergei M. Eisenstein's 1944 biopic of Ivan the Terrible. This performance of the work during a U.S. visit by the famed ballet troupe stars original cast members Yuri Vladimirov, Natalia Bessmertnova and Boris Akimov and features the Bolshoi's corps de ballet. The music is performed by the orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre.
The Tsar's Bride - an opera in four acts by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov based on the drama by Lev Mey. This is a play about love - passionate, hot, searing and even burning everything around him. About the Russian soul, in the depths of which will always be a place for cleanliness, poetry, sacrifice and charity. At the same time, it is a play about the terrible years in the history of Russia, when the government was in a complete chaos, and the man became a helpless toy in its hands.
The work follows the exploits of Spartacus, the leader of the slave uprising against the Romans known as the Third Servile War. Live performance by Bolshoi Ballet at Opéra National de Paris.
Live performance 2010.
Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream of beauty and real life. The history of the rise of a young provincial girl to the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. A film about dreams, beauty, and ballet.
Live performance 20 Nov. 2011.
Live performance, 2010.
Episode of 'The Bolshoi Ballet: Live from Moscow'. Live performance 24 Jun. 2012
Live performance 29 May 2011.