Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker will air online next week.
In response to new coronavirus restrictions in Russia, the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow has taken the inaugural step of streaming its Golden Collection, which includes The Tsar’s Bride (April 1), Marco Spada (April 4), Boris Godunov (April 7) and a favourite among many, The Nutcracker (April 10). [Featured image: Bolshoi Theatre]
All performances will begin screening at 5pm (BST) as Lisa Burger, the National Theatre executive director, says that they are interested in recreating the communal viewing experience. However, you don’t need to worry if you can’t make it to the couch in time, as the performances will remain on the Bolshoi Youtube channel for 24 hours — a word of warning though, everything is in Russian.
Unfortunately, we’ve already missed the screening of Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. However, the coming performances are spectacular in their own right and are not to be missed, especially the wondrous and spectacular finale of The Nutcracker.
Tonight’s The Tsar’s Bride is Russia’s favourite ballet, complete with convincing and psychologically complex characters, whereas Marco Spada has never before been performed anywhere else in the world.