Composer Aram Khachaturyan
Choreographer Yuri Grigorovich
Set designer Simon Virsaladze
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
After the novel of the same name by Raffaello Giovagnolli with ideas from the scenario by Nikolai Volkov
Music director Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conductor Pavel Klinichev
Spartacus is Bolshoi to the core. A hymn to pulse-raising male dancing created specifically to showcase the company, this ballet with its shackled slaves confronting the might of ancient Rome boldly depicts the triumph of the human spirit. Yuri Grigorovich’s choreography, set to Khachaturian’s lush score, is painted in bold, broad strokes and has long been a favorite of ballet fans around the world.
“One of the Bolshoi Ballet's great international hits.”
—New York Times on Spartacus
This performance is approximately two hours and 45 minutes, with two intermissions.
July 25, 27
Mikhail Lobukhin (Spartacus), Alexander Volchkov (Crassus), Svetlana Zakharova (Aegina), Anna Nikulina (Phyrgia), Denis Savin (Gladiator)
Denis Rodkin (Spartacus), Vladislav Lantratov (Crassus), Ekaterina Krysanova (Aegina), Maria Vinogradova (Phyrgia), Anton Savichev (Gladiator)
Additional support provided by The Joelson Foundation and members of the Producers Circle.
The Bolshoi gratefully acknowledges the support of Renova Group, sponsor of its 2014 tour.
Opening Night Party supported by The Russian Tea Room.
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