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The Little Humpbacked Horse (Mikhailovsky Theatre, ballet) - 23 October 2021 at 18:00

The Little Humpbacked Horse (Mikhailovsky Theatre, ballet)
Mikhailovsky (ex. Mussorgsky) Theatre​about theatre | Ticket price: 68.5 - 137.01 USD
Genre: Ballet | Age restriction: 6+ | Opening night: 2 September 2021

Featured in: Mikhailovsky (ex. Mussorgsky) Theatre September 2021 | Ballet in St.Petersburg in September 2021 | Ballet in Mikhailovsky (ex. Mussorgsky) Theatre in September 2021

Artists

Conductor — Pavel Sorokin

Credits

Libretto by Vasily Vaynonen and Pavel Malyarevsky



Choreography by Alexander Radunsky

Staging by Mikhail Messerer

Stage and Costume Designer: Vyacheslav Okunev

Multimedia Director, Lighting Designer: Gleb Filshtinsky

Multimedia Production: Sergey Nikolaev

Musical Director of the production: Pavel Sorokin

Ballet Master’s Assistants: Evgeny Popov, Anna Razenko

Description

Premiere at the Mikhailovsky Theatre: 2 September 2021

The Little Humpbacked Horse, Ivanushka and his envious brothers Danila and Gavrila, the Maiden Tsar, and the other characters have all been transferred from the pages of the wondrous fairy tale by Pyotr Ershov to the ballet stage. A peasant son, Ivanushka, with the help of a plain-looking horse who becomes his loyal friend, overcomes all his trials, puts the stupid Tsar to shame, takes his place, and marries the Tsar Maiden. The tale, familiar from childhood, is told with mischief and slyness. The music is by eminent composer Rodion Shchedrin, who wrote it as a young man while studying at the Conservatory. It sparkles with fun and creates freedom for choreographic solutions. In his production, Mikhail Messerer faithfully observes the choreography of Alexander Radunsky, who was the first to use this score and created a performance on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in 1960. The full-length three-act production is a delight for children and adults alike, sure to be enjoyed by everyone who appreciates ballet performed in the classical tradition. The stage design uses motifs from Palekh miniatures, offering a very special take on fairy tales and folklore.

Mikhailovsky (ex. Mussorgsky) Theatre playbill


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