Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of a slave merchant, and decides to kidnap her. Reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. The choreography throws the two forces of nature, the shrew Katharina and her match Petruchio ignite an explosive encounter. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in an entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!
As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure. A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker sweeps the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!
ROMEO AND JULIET
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy… Alexei Ratmansky, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers.
THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS
Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan with the young and naive Armand. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
THE FLAMES OF PARIS
In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother leave Marseille for Paris, while fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way… Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death… Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.
Swanilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanilda decides to teach Franz a lesson… The Bolshoi exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original choreography of this ebullient comedy. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the famous “Dance of the Hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.