SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Bolt (The) (Bolshoi Ballet, 2006)

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The Bolt, Op. 27
Libretto/Text Author: Smirnov, Viktor
Ballet Company: Bolshoi Ballet
Choreographer: Ratmansky, Alexei


Corps de Ballet: Bolshoi Ballet
Conductor: Sorokin, Pavel
Television Director: Bataillon, Vincent
Lighting Designer: Filshtinsky, Gleb
Set/Stage Designer: Pastukh, Semyon
Costume Designer: Solvyov, Galina

Date of Concert: 09-2006
Venue: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Playing Time: 02:21:54
Catalogue Number: BAC020
UPC: 3760115300200

Composed in 1931 by Dmitry Shostakovich, The Bolt EUR" to a book by Viktor Smirnov, is being revived for the first time in more than 70 years.

Shostakovich composed a caustically humourous ballet, blending popular tunes, serious music, circus music, waltzes, marches, tangos. He had imagined his ballet as a joyful lampoon of proletarian drama. His intention was to highlight the eventful and ambiguous relationship existing between proletarian experience and the representation given of it by the Soviet vanguard.

Alexei Ratmansky's choreography develops into a true marvel, opening with a ballet of giant robots and ending in a blood red delirious grand parade.

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