Lost Illusions, Bolshoi Ballet (1)

The world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's ballet Lost Illusions, with a new score by Leonid Desyatnikov, set and costume design by Jérôme Kaplan and light design by Vincent Millet, took place at the Bolshoi Theatre on April 24, 2011. This 3-act ballet uses themes from the libretto by Vladimir Dmitriev (based on the novel by Honoré de Balzac), originally written for the 1936 production at the Kirov Theatre, with choreography by Rostislav Zakharov and music by Boris Asafiev. Click here for the synopsis of Lost Illusions on the Bolshoi Theatre website.
The premiere cast included Ivan Vasiliev (Lucien), Natalia Osipova (Coralie), Artem Ovcharenko (premier danseur) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Florine). A second cast was headed by Vladislav Lantratov, Svetlana Lunkina, Alexander Volchkov, and Ekaterina Shipulina.
Photos with kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre. Special thanks to Katerina Novikova.

All photographs © 2011 by Marc Haegeman at the Bolshoi Theatre. All rights reserved
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