Primorsky Stage’s Ballet Playbill for October to Include World Classic Masterpieces

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre is announcing the opening events of the October playbill. The audience will be treated to unsurpassed ballet classics – ever-living productions and exclusive performances by the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage.

On October 8, 2023, the ballet playbill will start with Raymonda by Alexander Glazunov, a medieval chivalric legend told through extensive dance scenes, classical ensembles and character dances. This ballet has been performed on the Primorsky Stage for only a few months, but has already captivated the audiences with its complex primary female part, vivid male characters and picturesque set design by Simon Virsaladze.

On October 12, 2023, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake will be performed, a love story that has become the symbol of the Russian ballet. The Primorsky audience will be able to enjoy their favorite performance in one of its canonical versions, as revised by Konstantin Sergeyev. Another masterpiece by Pyotr Tchaikovsky will be presented on October 28, 2023, this time in the original production of the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage. Two performances of the ballet-féerie The Nutcracker will add a sense of wonder and the anticipation of the forthcoming miracle.

The ballet playbill of October also contains dynamic and cheerful performances that will not let the autumn blues overtake you. On October 14 and 26, 2023, the audiences carried away under the southern skies of Adrianople will meet the brave pirates from Le Corsaire ballet by Adolphe Adam. On October 22, 2023, the Primorsky Stage will turn into a piece of sunny Spain with Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus. The audiences will be able not only to enjoy the high-class academic dance, but also to laugh heartily at the amusing adventures of the main characters.

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