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A Masked Ball

Opera, Verdi
Opera "Un ballo in maschera" by Giuseppe Verdi was based on the story of the murder of the Swedish king Gustav III, but was heavily modified on demand of censorship. Nowadays many performances use the original
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Billy Budd

Opera, Britten
Opera "Billy Budd" is staged in Russia for the first time. This is one of the most important works of Benjamin Britten. The plot is based on the events on the battleship "Fearless", described in the novel by Herman Melville. In the opera
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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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Don Juan

Opera, Mozart
Don Giovanni is a comic opera (dramma giocoso) in two acts by Mozart. Libretto, written by L. da Ponte in the Italian language, couched in terms of a comedy. But the music of Mozart
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Iolanta

Opera, Tchaikovsky
Opera Iolanta by Piotr Tchaikovsky is one of the most lyrical and poetic works of the composer. Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky was created based on the play of Danish poet and playwright Heinrich Hertz "King Rene's Daughter,"
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The Corsair

Ballet, Adan
Le Corsaire at the Mikhailovsky Theatre is a two-act ballet, where a dream of the adventures and a fairy tale with a happy ending comes true. Vivid characters, exciting fights of pirates, colorful mass scenes, soloists
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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 Elixir of Love

Opera, Donizetti
Gaetano Donizetti's opera The Elixir of Love was written in just 2 weeks. It is a fun story about a rich peasant Adin, who turns her simple admirer Nemorino's head and the empiric Dulcamara who sells to
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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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Mermaid

Opera, Dvorjak
Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak  is a spectacular, poetic, action-packed performance telling a love story of the Mermaid and the Prince, who is at a crossroads of a fantasy world and ordinary human life. It is a very
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Rustic Chivalry

Opera, Mascagni
Music by Pietro Mascagni from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana, without knowing, know millions of people: the romance and drama of the soundtrack for the movie The Godfather are fascinating. The intense plot jammed into one action —
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The Sylph

Ballet, Lovenskjold
One of the oldest extant romantic performances - ballet "La Sylphide" by August Bournonville with music by Herman von Lovenskjold. A gentle tale of love and unattainable ideals - fine reflection on the fragility of happiness. La Sylphide, air
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Chipollino

Ballet, Khachaturyan
Chipollino is one of the best contemporary ballet for children, which brought international fame to the Russian composer Karen Khachaturian: the music of the ballet was played in many beloved animated film "Chipollino".
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Na floresta. Prelude. Invisible by Nacho Duato

Ballet,
The meeting of classical ballet and contemporary dance — two very different worlds, striving for mutual awareness and understanding — form its conceptual core.
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The Temple Dancer

Ballet, 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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Manon Lescaut

Opera, Puccini
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini is considered to be his best creation. This is a touching love story of an enthusiastic young man who threw to the feet of Manon his love, family, honor and dignity, this
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Clowns

Opera, Leoncavallo
The secret of the world success of the opera Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo is a combination of simplicity of the plot and great music. The movable feast of the itinerant artists ends in a sad way:
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The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet, Tchaikovsky
The ballet "Sleeping Beauty" is a fairy tale, sumptuous feast, a celebration of love. In the basis of the libretto of "Sleeping Beauty," was put one of the most popular tales of the famous French writer and storyteller of the XVII
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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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The Mikhailovsky Theatre and the Savonlinna Opera Festival present Masterpieces of the World Opera

Opera, Adam
The program of the concerts includes arias from Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, Wagner’s Lohengrin, Verdi’s La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Iolanta.
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Tsar's bride

Opera, Rimsky-Korsakov
Premiere
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Cinderella

Opera, Asafiev
The opera Cinderell a was composed in 1906 by the professor of the Leningrad Conservatory Boris Asafiev especially for children. He wanted the young audience to start their acquaintance with the serious genre of opera with the popular fairytale by
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The Flames of Paris

Ballet, Asafiev
Premiere at the Mikhailovsky Theatre
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Giselle

Ballet, Adam
The stage life of Giselle hasn’t been an easy one. After its premiere of 1841 featuring Carlotta Grisi and Lucien Petipa, the ballet was performed in France till 1863, when it disappeared from the repertoire. The ballet has been
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Eugene Onegin

Opera, Tchaikovsky

Première


„I set myself the task of securing the empathy and sympathy of the audience, giving them the opportunity to follow the secret life of the human soul“, says Andriy Zholdak, the director

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Don Quixote

Ballet, Minkus
Don Quixote is one of the most life-affirming, colorful and festive ballets. It’s interesting that despite its name, this brilliant piece is not a stage version of the famous novel by Miguel de Cervantes, but an original choreographic
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Romeo and Juliet

Ballet, Prokofiev
Nacho Duato has staged his own version of the celebrated ballet Romeo and Juliet because he is convinced that „Sergey Prokofiev’s score is the most amazing thing that has ever been created for the ballet stage“.
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La Fille Mal Gardée

Ballet, Herold
Premiere

This extraordinary ballet centres around the captivating character of Lise and her dreams of reuniting with her one true love, in spite of her mother’s best efforts to marry her off
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Hansel and Gretel

Opera, Humperdinck
Premiere
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Laurencia

Ballet, Krein
To celebrate the centenary of the birth of choreographer Vakhtang Chabukiani, the Mikhailovsky Theatre presents the revival of his masterpiece Laurencia based on the play Fuente
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Snow show

Opera, Adam
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Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness

Ballet, Adam
The ballet Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness is one of Nacho Duato’s best-known works. It immediately caught the attention of the critics and brought its creator the prestigious Benois de la
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Concert of the Mikhailovsky Orchestra

Opera, Shostakovich

Concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Kirill Kondrashin.

Part I

Carl Maria von Weber 
Overture to Oberon

Paul Hindemith 
The Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl

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Flying Dutchman

Opera, Vagner
Premiere
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Without Words. Prelude. White Darkness

Ballet, Adam
Without Words is the second work of Nacho Duato for the prestigious American Ballet Theater company. The title refers to Schubert’s songs scores, which are instrumental music, music without words. As in the songs, the
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The Nutcracker

Ballet, Tchaikovsky
Nacho Duato has given ballet lovers a new production of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The most ‘Christmassy’ of all classical ballets,The Nutcracker has become a symbol of magical transformation and the
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Troubadour

Opera, Verdi

The production of Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (2012).

The intricate, medieval plot of the opera, often considered impossible to even retell in a succinct manner,

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The Snow Maiden

Opera, Rimsky-Korsakov
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