HomeNewsNews for July 2013Two ballets by Igor Stravinsky are closing the 203rd theatrical season in the Odessa Opera

17 Jul

Two ballets by Igor Stravinsky are closing the 203rd theatrical season in the Odessa Opera

Ballets The Firebird and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky are closing the 203rd season in Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. Performances will take place on Sunday, July 21 at 6:30 pm.

Starring: Radmila Aitova as the Firebird, Stanislav Skrynnik as Prince Ivan (The Firebird), Pavlo Grits and Svyatoslav Kvachuk as Kaschey the Immortal (The Firebird), Maria Ryazantseva (The Chosen One, The Rite of Spring), Bogdan Chabanyuk (Young Man, The Rite of Spring) and Igor Sarazhinsky (Idol, The Rite of Spring).

Conductor – Alexandru Samoile, People's Artist of the Republic of Moldova.

The first night of ballets The Firebird and The Rite of Spring took place on stage of Odessa Opera House on June 2, 2013 – during the II International Festival of Arts – and was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first performance of The Rite of Spring in Paris. Choreographer –Georgiy Kovtun, Honored Artist of Russia, People's Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan; conductor – Alexandru Samoile, People's Artist of the Republic of Moldova; scenic designer –Stanislav Zaytsev, Honoured Painter of Ukraine; costume designer – Elena Lesnikova, Zlata Tsirtsens.