MOSCOW, 25 October (BelTA) - I am happy to welcome our colleagues from Belarus, director of the theater Vladimir Urin said at a press conference dedicated to the beginning of the tour of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus in Moscow, BelTA has learned.
"I have already had a chance to have a peek at the rehearsals. I can say that this is a classy, highly professional team. They work calmly, without any fuss. I am absolutely sure that these tours will be successful and interesting," Vladimir Urin said.
He also confirmed that the tour of the Belarusian Bolshoi aroused great interest among the Moscow public. "All tickets have been sold out," he noted.
The current tour of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus in Russia is taking place after an eight-year hiatus. At the request of the Russian side, the Belarusian theater has brought its iconic performances, Director General of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus Ekaterina Dulova said. "These tours are really a big event for the musical and theatrical culture of Belarus. This is a new page in the relations between the two main theaters of Belarus and Russia," she stressed.
In Moscow the Belarusian company will show two important productions: Vladimir Soltan's King Stakh's Wild Hunt produced by Anna Motornaya (25-26 October) and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker produced by Valentin Elizariev (28-29 October).
King Stakh's Wild Hunt to the music of Belarusian composer Vladimir Soltan, based on the same-name novel by Vladimir Korotkevich is a national musical classic piece of Belarus. The opera premiered in July 2021. Every time it has drawn a full house. Anna Motornaya's production won the best musical theater performance award of the national contest for the best cultural patriotic project.
The Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker (director Valentin Elizariev, conductor Alexander Anisimov) premiered in 1982. The production starred many generations of ballet stars of the Belarusian Bolshoi Theater. It has been warmly welcomed not only at home but also in many other countries during tours of the Belarusian ballet company. The new version produced by People's Artist of the USSR and Belarus Valentin Elizariev debuted in October 2020.