Ballet: Crystal Palace

Details

Producer: European Foundation for support of Culture and Mediterranean conference centre
Venue: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Republic Hall
Date: 21 July 2017
Time: 20:00


Description

The music of the famous contemporary composer Alexey Shor has been specially selected for this performance. Shor, like no other, connects Russia and Malta through his musical pieces. Born in the former Soviet Union, he is now a composer-in-residence with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Academy.
 
Based on historical archives, Russian theatre professionals will recreate the atmosphere of the 18th Century using original Baroque decorations and costumes for the Valletta pre-premier.
 
“The Crystal Palace” takes place in 1740, at the court of the Russian Empress Anna Ioannovna. In the capital, luxurious celebrations have been organised. In one of them Her Majesty learns about two sweethearts and orders them to marry. But the hearts of the lovers are not filled with joy. For the bride and the groom, by the order of the Empress,  must spend the winter night after the nuptuals in a specially-erected palace, where the walls, the bed, and even the flowers, were made of ice.
 
Celebrities and special guests from Russia and Malta taking part in the production include: soloists of the Bolshoi and Mikhailovsky Theaters, ballet dancers of leading Moscow theatres, as well as the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, the Malta Children's Choir and students of the Maltese Brigitte Gauci Borda School of Ballet.
 
Soloists:
Ivan Vasiliev, permanent guest premiere of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the La Scala Theatre in Milan and the American Ballet Theatre in New York, premiere of the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, famous Russian actress Maria Golubkina,
Maria Allash, prima ballerina, soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
Maria Vinogradova, leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
Anna Aglatova, opera singer, soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
 
Conductor:
Pavel Klinichev, conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
 
Director: 
Ekaterina Mironova, guest ballet master of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Honored Worker of Culture of Russia
 
 
Choreographer: 
Alexander Somov, choreographer, actor of the Bolshoi Theatre and cinema, former soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet
 
Stage Designer:
Sergei Timonin, guest stage designer of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
 
Costume Designer:
Elena Netsvetaeva-Dolgaleva
 

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