The Pharaoh's Daughter

Sun, Dec 2
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2hr 55mins // featuring:Svetlana Zakharova, Ruslan Skvortsov

A new production from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, starring Svetlana Zakharova as the Egyptian princess and Ruslan Skvortsov as the English Lord.

A young English Lord traveling through Egypt takes shelter in a pyramid with a group of Egyptian merchants. After a round of opium, he has a fantastic dream in which he is transported to ancient times and enchanted by a powerful Pharaoh’s daughter. Originally a hit when first staged in 1862, The Pharaoh’s Daughter fell out of favor with the Soviet regime. In 2000, Pierre Lacotte was commissioned to resurrect Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco, and it became a hit yet again. 

Aspicia, the Pharaoh’s Daughter: Svetlana Zakharova 
Lord Wilson: Ruslan Skvortsov
John Bull, Lord Wilson’s Servant: Denis Medvedev
Ramze, Aspicia’s Nubian Slave: Nina Kaptsova

Music: Cesare Pugni
Author of the score’s version: Alexander Sotnikov
Choreographer: Pierre Lacotte (after the ballet of the same name by Marius Petipa)
Designer: Pierre Lacotte
Music Director: Pavel Klinichev

With the Orchestra of the Bolshoi State Theatre of Russia
With the Bolshoi soloists and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet