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Arts Calendar / June 11 / Ballet
18:00 Ruslan and Lyudmila
Ballet in two acts. Choreography and production - National Artist of Russia, laureate of the Moscow Premium Andrey Petrov. Ballet was created based on the poem Pushkin and Mikhail Glinka 's opera, which is adjacent to the fabulous magic of reality and history and fiction peppered with gentle irony. Weighty ease Pushkin line acquires monumental philosophical images of the opera. "Tales of olden times," told in the language of classical dance: mutual love Ruslan and Ludmilla, her abduction Black Sea coast, the rivalry contenders for the hand and heart of Kiev Princess - Farlaf cowardly and proud Ratmira, Black Sea and the magical power of his beard. Deceit and cowardice wins justice and young love. The performance is accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra Radio Orpheus (Artistic managing director and Principal conductor - Sergey Kondrashov)
State Kremlin Palace 
19:00 Seven Deadly Sins
The ballet with singing. Texts by Bertolt Brecht. Russian texts by Svyatoslav Gorodetsky. Music supervisor and conductor: Valery Kirianov. Designer: Rostislav Protasov. Light designer: Denis Enyukov. Every opera is no saint... But if the seven deadly sins are combined in a collaborative creation of the composer Kurt Weill and the dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht, an extraordinary result is to be expected. And that is exactly what happened. It is difficult to determine the genre of their work at once. Is it an opera in which they dance or a ballet in which they sing? Retelling the plot makes no sense: the performance is definitely worth seeing. Besides, the opera-ballet “Seven Deadly Sins” is rarely staged in Russia, so try not to miss such an opportunity. The most famous production of the opera was staged by Boris Pokrovsky in The Moscow State Academic Chamber Musical Theatre in 1981. Nowadays, in the time of "quick perception" Kurt Weill's music is more relevant than ever. The performance is full of the special psychology which is known to be the Helikon’s actors’ strong point. "During the work on the performance our team thought about the meaning of the word "sin" more often than we usually do. Its interpretation is extremely personal, and that is why each of the two actresses who play the role of Anna I completely differs from each other," - says the director Ilya Ilyin. "When I discovered "The Seven Deadly Sins", I felt that special energy of it. It affects as a contrast shower which brings the purification of the soul, - admits the musical director of the staging, conductor Valery Kiryanov. - And the eternal biblical canons become closer to us. This is a necessary thing of current interest in modern times. It feels like a confession..."
Helikon Opera 
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