Carmen Suite. Dedication to Maya Plisetskaya

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On December 6 and 7, the Maya Plisetskaya Ballet Star dedication evening will be presented at the Hermitage Theater. In a large concert dedicated to the memory of the greatest ballerina, numbers from the best performances of her repertoire will be collected. The gala will be opened by the one-act crown ballet of Maya Plisetskaya - “Carmen Suite”.

   “I always wanted to dance Carmen. <...> The thought of his Carmen lived in me constantly - it smoldered somewhere in the depths, then imperatively burst out. With whoever spoke of her dreams, the image of Carmen was the first ... ”(Maya Plisetskaya)

  The Carmen Suite was staged in 1967 on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater especially for Maya Plisetskaya by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso. Composing a choreography took less than a month. The composer Rodion Shchedrin created the musical transcription of the opera by Georges Bizet, the husband of the ballerina in twenty days. The performance became a new word in the history of Russian ballet. Created in a hurry and at the premiere, it was met with restraint by the public, over the years it gained its worthy popularity. “Carmen Suite” became the hallmark of Maya Plisetskaya and remained in her repertoire until the end of her career.

  Also in the program of the Gala concert: Fragments from the ballets Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Venetian Carnival, miniatures that have become iconic in the creative career of the legendary ballerina.


Laureate of international competitions, soloist of the Mariinsky Theater Anastasia Matvienko

Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Prime Minister of the Mariinsky Theater Igor Kolb

Prime Minister of the Finnish National Ballet Sergey Popov

Leading soloists of the ballet of theaters of St. Petersburg


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