Anna Karenina

R. Shchedrin

ballet in two acts


Choreographer - Kirill Simonov

Production Designer - Emil Kapelusch (St. Petersburg)

Costume Designer  - Stefanija von Grawrog (St. Petersburg)

Lighting Design - Aleksandr Mustonen (Finland)

Video Artist - Aleksandra Komarova (St. Petersburg)

Acting technique and scenic speech consultant - Marina Pereleshina (Moscow)


Anna Karenina -  Alevtina Kasatkina

Alexei Vronsky - Sergey Belomysov

Alexei Karenin - Zhargal Tubchinov

Stiva Oblonsky - Vadim Kharitonov

Kitty Shcherbatskaya - Yuki Okochi

Betsy Tverskaya - Yuka Idzumi


"For me, this ballet - first of all, is the direct experience of Anna's tragedy  by  two great people - Rodion Shchedrin and Maya Plisetskaya. The composer created a ballet for her. So the written music is very targeted, written very sensitively, with great care and respect for the heroine. In the score of the ballet there is no translation of the novel, there  is the greatest complexity of Anna’s character, written by Tolstoy and repeatedly amplified by music. Condition  between dream  and reality, mental confusion, close to faint, heroine’s distress of soul, her collisions - all this becomes  major in Shchedrin’s music and we mark it as  basic themes in our production "(Kirill Simonov).

Premiere date: 2 July 2014

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

For viewers over 12 years old

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