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Boris Godunov

Opera, Musorgsky
Action of the opera of Mussorgsky "Boris Godunov" takes place in troubled times, when after the death of Ivan the Terrible in Russia started an epidemic of impostors. The thirst of unlimited power has become
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Carmen

Opera, Bizet
Opera Carmen of Bizet was written after the novel of P.Merime. Temperamental and brave gypsy girl, who got used to dominate over men, all of a sudden falls for dragoon Jose. Her Habanera - song of free passion - sounds like a challenge to Jose and
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Iolanta

Opera, Tchaikovsky
The action takes place in XV century. Iolanta, the blind daughter of the King of Provence, is whiling away the time in the gar­den of the castle. As the curtain rises she is talk­ing to her nurse, Marta. She tells Marta that she has never ever felt
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The Fiery Angel

Opera, Prokofiev
Fiery Angel - opera in five acts by Sergei Prokofiev to a libretto by the composer based on the novel by Valery Bryusov. The action takes place in the sixteenth century in Germany, the story tells us about a young woman named Renata, who falls
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Bohemia

Opera, Puccini
Opera La bohème by Giacomo Puccini is based on Henri Murger's novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème. In the world music repertoire there are very few works that could compete in popularity with this lyrical musical
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Chaika

Drama, Chekhov
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Swan Lake

Ballet, Tchaikovsky
The ballet Swan Lake by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, was composed in 1875–1876. The scenario, initially in four acts, was fashioned from Russian folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil
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The Magic Flute

Opera, Mozart
"The Magic Flute"  is what the Germans call Singspiel, so called dramatic play with singing like in an operetta or musical comedy, or opera-ballad, or even opera comique. Most operettas and musical comedies show certain absurdity and
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The Child and the Spells

Opera, Ravel
In the plot of the opera The Child and the Spells of famous French composer Maurice Ravel is a fantastic story about how things have decided to take revenge on a capricious boy who brakes and damages them. This
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Eugene Onegin

Opera, Tchaikovsky
From Pushkin's novel in verse Tchaikovsky took only what was associated with spiritual world and personal destiny of Pushkin's characters and called his opera "lyrical scenes." The story of unrequited love between lady Tatyana
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The Golden Cockerel

Opera, Rimsky-Korsakov
Bolshoi Theatre staged the most pungent, bitter, paradoxical and "actual" opera of Rimsky-Korsakov, the most "not so fairy-tale" of all his tales - The Golden Cockerel. The Golden Cockere" was created after the momentous events of
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The Knight of the Rose

Opera, Strauss
Full, uncut version of the opera The Knight of the Rose, excluding intermissions, lasts nearly four hours. But the most striking thing is that a light comedic character is consistently maintained throughout the opera. It is also surprising that,
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Prince Igor

Opera, Borodin
Prince Igor is the opera of Russian composer Alexander Borodin in four acts with a prologue. A base for the libretto, written by the author with the assistance of Vladimir Stasov, was an epic poem, "The Tale of Igor's Campaign", which tells of an
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The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Opera, Shostakovich
Opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District was based on the novel of Nikolai Leskov. Love of a young merchant woman Katerina Ismailova and a handsome clerk Sergei literally sweeps away everything on its path. The desire to be with her ​​lover turns
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The Bat

Opera, Strauss
Operetta in three acts Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss is one of the most brilliant operettas in the history of the genre. The action takes place in Vienna. An intrigue, instigated by one of the characters is no more than a
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The Love for Three Oranges

Opera, Prokofiev
It is really hard to find an opera such as merry, joyful and funny as The Love for Three Oranges. A merit and a genius of the composer is difficult to overestimate. The libretto was written by the composer himself
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Nebuchadnezzar

Opera, Verdi
Nebuchadnezzar is an Italian opera written by Verdi. It was based on the plot, which librettist Temistocle Soler learned out of the Old Testament. For a convenience of the Italian pronunciation, Nabucco stands for
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The Queen of Spades

Opera, Tchaikovsky
One of the most famous operas of Piotr Tchaikovsky, which almost immediately became classic, "The Queen of Spades" (based on Pushkin's novel) was composed in a remarkably short period of time and is one of the greatest works in
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Ruslan and Lyudmila

Opera, Glinka
In version of Chernjakov the Opera Ruslan and Lyudmila - is no fairy tale, but an honest attempt to relive those feelings and emotions experienced by the characters of Glinka's opera. The main characters are Finn and Naina,
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The Snow Maiden

Opera, Rimsky-Korsakov
The Snow Maiden - one of the most poetic works by Rimsky-Korsakov. Composer considered this opera his best creation. Everyone knows the tale of the Snow Maiden since childhood. But Opera of Rimsky-Korsakov - it's not just a fairy tale. This
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The Sleepwalker

Opera, Bellini
La Sonnambula is only in Bellini's opera semiseria (which means "half-seriously") and it is based on the libretto of the French pantomime "La Sonnambula, or the arrival of a new master." Citizens of the Swiss village and the local
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Tosca

Opera, Puccini
Tosca is one of the most popular operas by Giacomo Puccini in theaters around the world. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa was written on a base of the drama of Victorien Sardou. The plot of the drama is based on real
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La Traviata

Opera, Verdi
Verdi's opera La Traviata was staged on the drama of A. Dumas "La Dame aux Camelias". It tells the love story of the courtesan Violetta and a young count ("La Traviata" in Italian - "fallen women"),
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Turandot

Opera, Puccini
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini is his last and unfinished opera. Opera Turandot was finished by his pupil and friend - Franco Alfano, and the first performance of the opera took place in 1926, just over a year after
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The Tsar's Bride

Opera, Rimsky-Korsakov
The Tsar's Bride - an opera in four acts by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov based on 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
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The Enchantress

Opera, Tchaikovsky
Enchantress is the opera by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 4 acts, with the libretto by Hippolytus Shpazhinsky. The action takes place in Novgorod on the Volga river. As a severe duke Kurlyatev falls in love with a
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Chroma

Ballet, Adan
Chroma - is a modern one-act ballet, which was staged by Wayne McGregor for the «Royal Ballet». This ballet was the first work of McGregor as resident choreographer of the company. The premiere was held at the Royal Opera House in Covent
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Cinque

Ballet, Adan
Ballet Cinque was staged by the Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti to music by Antonio Vivaldi, in which five dancers are dancing in leather tutus by Igor Chapurin. In front of the audience will appear five female
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Dream of Dream

Ballet, Adan
The avant-garde one-act ballet Dream of Dream by Jorma Elo is about loneliness, that is how the author himself determines it. It tells us a story about a lonely and "strange" young lady. The ballet lasts less than forty minutes, and from the very
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Herman Schmerman

Ballet, Foresight
The Herman Schmerman ballet is quite interesting and honest, even the management of the Bolshoi Theater called it "provocative." On the most part this is because of the costumes
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Remanso

Ballet, Adan
Remanso - it's one act ballet by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato to the music of Enrique Granados, Spanish composer. Remanso is a poem by Garcia Lorca. Remanso is calm, still water in the river. Garcia Lorca uses this
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Annie

Ballet, Adan
Ballet Annie to music by Valery Gavrilina was originally conceived solely as a teleplay. Screenwriter Alexander Belinsky and choreographer Vladimir Vasiliev were able not only to "retell" with means of dance famous story of
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Apollo

Ballet, Adan
Ballet Apollo was written by Igor Stravinsky to the libretto by Stravinsky as well. The action takes place on the Greek island of Delos in mythological times. In two acts of ballet (the first, in fact, is a prologue to the main,
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The Temple Dancer

Opera, Minkus
Ballet La Bayadere is the latest melodramatic ballet by Marius Petipa, who till the very old age remained a fan of women and believed that they are symbols of the ballet. In "La Bayadere" you will find
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The Rite of Spring

Ballet, Adan
Bolshoi Theater presents the premiere of The Rite of Spring directed by famous Russian choreographer Tatiana Baganova. The essence of the performance will not change: "The Spring" will retain its
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Don Quixote

Ballet, Minkus
This fun and simple ballet to music of Ludwig Minkus, is so little like Cervantes' novel and it is one of the oldest classical ballet, born at the Bolshoi Theater. An azure sky and mysterious forest booths, sultry smiles of
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The Pharaoh's Daughter

Ballet, Adan
The Pharaoh's Daughter is the ballet in three acts, nine scenes with prologue and epilogue by Cesare Pugni to the libretto by Marius Petipa and Jules Henri Saint-Georges, based on the novel by Theophile Gautier «Le Roman de la Momie».
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Jewels

Ballet, Tchaikovsky
Jewels staged by George Balanchine for his New York City Ballet in 1967 is the first "full-length" plotless ballet. It is believed that each stone symbolizes one of the three stages of life and career of the
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Giselle

Ballet, Adan
Ballet Giselle is one of the most famous plays of the world of classical ballet repertoire. The love story of the young Count Albert, hiding his title and the bride, and the peasant girl Giselle.
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Giselle

Ballet, Adan
Ballet Giselle is one of the most famous plays of the world of classical ballet repertoire. The love story of the young Count Albert, hiding his title and the bride, and the peasant girl Giselle.
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The Golden Age

Ballet, Shostakovich
The Golden Age Ballet by Dmitri Shostakovich originally was the first ballet in three acts, six scenes. The action takes place in the Soviet Union during the times of the NEP, at the restaurant "Golden Age."
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Ivan the Terrible

Ballet, Prokofiev
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A Legend of Love

Ballet, Adam
Premiere
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Spartak

Ballet, Khachaturyan
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The Bright Stream

Ballet, Shostakovich
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Marco Spada

Ballet, Adam
Premiere
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Onegin

Ballet, Tchaikovsky
Ballet
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Corsar

Ballet, Adam
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Lady of the Camellias

Ballet, Chopin
Premiere
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The Taming of the Shrew

Ballet, Shostakovich
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Don Carlo

Opera, Verdi
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