World-renowned Bolshoi stars to perform in Malta

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

The crème de la crème of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre will be performing Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake in Malta next month.

Five leading soloists will join the prestigious State Academy Theatre of Classical Ballet of Russia and the Presidential Orchestra of Moscow for five performances at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, in Valletta.

Over 100 ballet dancers and musicians are expected to perform in Malta in what promises to be one of the most prestigious and spectacular cultural events this year.

The adaptation of this timeless masterpiece expresses all the lyricism, drama and magic that contribute to the unique place that Swan Lake holds in the hearts of ballet audiences everywhere.

The Bolshoi stars performing in Malta include leading Bolshoi soloists Anna Antonicheva, Yelena Andrienko, Vladimir Neporozhny, Sergei Filin and Mark Peretokin.

The Bolshoi soloists' inimitable style has won them plaudits around the world. The UK's Critics Circle recently awarded two prizes to the Bolshoi Theatre: The Best Foreign Dance Company and its choreographer, Alexey Ratmansky, got the Best Choreography (Classic) Award.

Founded in 1776 on the orders of Catherine the Great, the Bolshoi practically defined the art form of ballet and is today considered to be an institution in the international world of ballet.

Among others, award-winning Anna Antonicheva has played several major roles, from Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, to the title role in Giselle. She also frequently appears as guest artist with foreign and Russian ballet companies.

Set up in 1938, the Presidential Orchestra was established as the orchestra of the superintendent's office of the Moscow Kremlin.

In its 60-year history, the orchestra worked with numerous conductors, performed different genres of music, went through several reorganisations but always remained a set-up with the purpose to perform at important state and public events.

Formed 50 years ago, the State Academy Theatre of Classical Ballet eventually transformed itself from a concert band to a ballet company and has toured successfully in more than 30 countries.

Ticket details will be announced shortly.

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