Esittely Introduction

Two perfect gems in one

The premiere of Iolanta was an exceptional event in the history of music, for another Tchaikovsky masterpiece, Nutcracker, also had its first performance on the same evening. Both the Emperor and the entire audience at the Mariinsky Theatre were enraptured. The music of these two gems is now united in the exquisite Bolshoi Theatre production.

The orchestra paints a prologue to the events of the opera in music from the ballet. King René lives with his daughter Iolanta in his remote castle. Iolanta has been blind ever since birth, but her father does not want her to know this. In the end, an amazing love restores her sight, revealing the visible world, for better, for worse.

A Bolshoi Theatre guest production

Music director: Tugan Sokhiev
Music director of the production: Anton Grishanin
Stage director: Sergey Zhenovach
Set and costume designer: Alexander Borovsky
Lighting designer: Damir Ismagilov
Chief chorus master: Valery Borisov

The Bolshoi Theatre Choir and Orchestra.

Info Info

25.7. (premiere), 27.7., 28.7. klo 19,
29.7.2017 klo 15.

Symphonic suite Nutcracker is performed as part of production.

Sung in Russian.
Finnish and English surtitles.
Running time about 2 hours 30 minutes (I part about 55 minutes, interval 30 minutes, II part about 55 minutes).

Cast includes:
Eketarina Morozova 25.7., 27.7., 29.7. / Anna Nechaeva 28.7. (Jolanta), 
Pyotr Migunov  25.7., 28.7. / Mikhail Kazakov 27.7., 29.7. (René)
Konstantin Shushakov 25.7., 28.7. / Igor Golovatenko 27.7., 29.7. (Robert)
Dmytro Popov 25.7., 28.7. /  Oleg Dolgov  27.7., 29.7. (Vaudemont)
Elchin Azizov 25.7., 27.7., 29.7. /  Alexander Kasiyanov 28.7. (Ibn-Hakia)
Taras Prisyazhniuk 25.7., 27.7., 29.7. / Bogdan Volkov 28.7. (Almérik)
Alexander Naumenko (Bertrand)
Svetlana Shilova (Martha)
Olga Seliverstova (Brigitta)
Yulia Mazurova (Laura)

Note! Special arrangements on July 27


See video trailer