by Georges Bizet-Rodion Shchedrin
by Igor Stravinsky
(approx. 140 mins)
An NCPA-Pathé Live (Paris) Presentation
Carmen Suite: Impetuous Carmen seduces Don José in order to convince him to let her out of jail. Once outside, she thinks she is finally free before realising that she is, in fact, a prisoner in a love triangle. She wants to be with the famous Torero Escamillo, but she cannot make Don José go away. Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever, but she finds herself caught in a conundrum. The passionate one-act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences. Carmen Suite along with Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, will make for an evening that will encapsulate the soul of Russian ballet.
Music Director: Pavel Sorokin
Choreography & Libretto: Alberto Alonso
Petrushka: At Saint Petersburg’s carnival, three puppets are playing the same role over and over: the unhappy lover Petrushka, the coquette and a Moor. Fed up with this endless part that never goes well for him, Petrushka attacks his rival and flees from the puppet theatre.
Music Director: Pavel Klinichev
Choreography: Edward Clug
Libretto: Alexander Benois
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists & Corps de Ballet
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