Operas, ballets and special projects the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre to present in the new season

Operas, ballets and special projects the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre to present in the new season
The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress opera is to open the theatre’s new season.

The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre will open its 101st season on 19 September. The theatregoers will enjoy opera and ballet opening nights, festivals and various special projects.

Operas

The new season is to start with the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress opera. This joint production of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, the Dutch National Opera and the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre organisers tells about a British man, who breaks up with his sweetheart, succumbing to the Devil's tricks.

On 30 November, the theatre will present Winter Evening in Chamonix directed by Alexander Titel and conducted by William Lacey. With this production, traditional operetta performances will return to the stage.

On 14 May 2020, for the first time in more than a hundred years, the audience will hear The Free Shooter, a romantic opera by German composer Carl Maria von Weber.

In July, the Russian premiere of Antonio Cesti's Orontea opera written in the middle of the 17th century will be staged. Conductor Arif Dadashev and Director Irina Lychagina have been working on this performance.

Ballet premieres

On 25 October, for the first time in Russia, the choreographic version of Rudolf Nureyev's  Don Quixote ballet by Ludwig Minkus will be performed. Opéra de Paris's Danseuse Étoile Isabelle Guérin is a répétiteur of the theatre's company.

On 28 March 2020, the theatre is to stage the world premiere of the one-act ballet being specially created for the artists of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow  Academic Music Theatre by Spanish choreographer Goyo Montero.

On 12 June 2020,  the Russian premiere of Kaash ballet by Akram Khan and revival of Vladimir Burmeister's Variations ballet will close the ballet premieres of the season.

Special projects

The theatre will continue to delight its audience with the best performances of European Opera Houses. Opera On Screen project will feature Opéra de Paris performances. Screenings will start in December and will last until May.

As part of the Symphonic Cinema programme, the theatre will run West Side Story. The legendary film will be accompanied by a Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ernst van Thiel.

Festivals

In February 2020, the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko  Moscow Academic Music Theatre will stage a series of performances with the Opera singer Hibla Gerzmava. Guests will also enjoy a gala concert dedicated to the 25th anniversary of her creative activity.

In July 2020, the theatre is to join the celebration of the 180th anniversary of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's birth  with his two operas, Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades, and three ballets, Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Snow White, staged.

Touring

In September, the Opera company of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko  Moscow Academic Music Theatre will perform Eugene Onegin opera in the Shanghai Grand Theatre.

Besides, the ballet company will visit France twice. In December 2019, it will stage Giselle in Cannes, and in April 2020, the company will present a  programme of one-act ballets in the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.

Tickets and insightful programmes

The theatre introduces more convenient system of subscriptions. It provides discounts for tickets for performances included in subscription programmes.

Besides, Studiya educational project is to continue its activity in the new season. It will run lectures, workshops and introduce to theatrical professions. Studiya will also start cooperation with Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and Moscow schools.