Wednesday, 25th April 2012
The Bolshoi Ballet live in HD from Moscow by satellite to Waterford
Banned by Stalin, the hilarious 'The Bright Stream'
On Sunday the 29th April at 4 pm, the legendary Bolshoi Ballet will make history. For the first time ever it will present to a global audience a unique comic Russian ballet that had been banned by Stalin, and only recently re-discovered. As part of the global event, it comes live from the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in the heart of Moscow to Waterford at the Theatre Royal.
Described by the American press when it had its recent premiere in the US as 'the funniest ballet ever seen on stage' and 'a cross between ballet and a one-ring circus', the ballet has had an extraordinary history. After its immediate popular success, Stalin banned it for having fun at the expense of the heroic workers on the new collective farms, and one of its librettists was sent to the Gulags. The Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD is brought to Ireland by Classical Arts Ireland, in association with RTE Lyric fm and the Sunday Times,
Ticket Prices are c. €20, for standard adult tickets, with half-price children's tickets. FaMily tickets are also available in many venues at €50 and group discounts are also available.
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