The Bolshoi Ballet's La Esmeralda

Ballet in 3 Acts and 5 Scenes. Choreography by Marius Petipa, based on Julet Perrot's original (1844). Music by Cesare Pugni. Additional music by Riccardo Drigo, Anton Simon and Piotr Shenk. Staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev. Scenery by Alyona Pikalova, costumes by Yelena Zaytseva. Lighting design by Damir Ismagilov. Premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre on December 25, 2009. Three different casts were photographed: Maria Alexandrova, Ruslan Skvortsov, Denis Savin, Maria Allash, Gennadi Yanin (premiere cast); Natalia Osipova, Alexander Volchkov, Denis Medvedev, Maria Allash, Gennadi Yanin; Nina Kaptsova, Dmitry Gudanov, Alexander Voityuk, Ekaterina Krysanova, Yegor Simachev.
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre.

All photographs 2009 by Marc Haegeman at the Bolshoi Theatre. All rights reserved
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