On December 5, 2019, the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre will welcome the dancers from the St. Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, who will present a premiere of The Queen of Spades, based on an eponymous short story by A.S. Pushkin, set to music by P.I.Tchaikovsky, choreographed talented Iñaki Urlezaga (Argentina).
In December 2019, the St. Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre released a new premiere: The Queen of Spades ballet, a neoclassical production by the renowned danseur and choreographer Iñaki Urlezaga (Argentina), who was inspired by a story by A.S. Pushkin. The ballet is set to music by P.I. Tchaikovsky. The new show was created by an-all star team, including the world-famous set designer Ezio Frigerio (Italy) in collaboration with Riccardo Massironi, the Oscar-awarded costume designer Franca Squarciapino (Italy), and the lighting designer Vinichio Cheli (Italy). The new ballet show, inspired by a story that has become Russian literature's cult classic, paid homage to the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin on his 220th birth anniversary.
Ballet in 3 acts, based on a story by A.S. Pushkin
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Iñaki Urlezaga, based on M.I. Tchaikovsky's libretto for P.I. Tchaikovsky's music drama The Queen of Spades
Choreography by Iñaki Urlezaga
Set design by Ezio Frigerio
Technical design by Riccardo Massironi
Costume design by Franca Squarciapino
Technical costume design by Irene Monti
Lighting design by Vinichio Cheli
Score arrangement and orchestration by Andrés Risso
Running time 2 hours 10 minutes
Presented with two intervals
Ticket prices: from RUB 1000 to RUB 8500