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The Andrei Batalov Classical Ballet of St. Petersburg

20 November 2017

Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! The Andrei Batalov Classical Ballet of St. Petersburg is a young and dynamic company, clearly educated in the best Russian tradition. Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky Libretto: Vladimir Berghicev and Vasilie Gheltzer Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Stage design: Evgenii Gurenco Soloists: Olga Golitsa and Denis Nedak The St. Petersburg Classical Ballet of Andrei Batalov Company is created by Andrei Batalov – first soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre. Graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy of Russia, Andrei Batalov has been on stage for over 20 years. In 1992, he became a soloist of the State Academic Theatre “Mussorgsky” of Saint Petersburg, and two years later, he became first soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre. He belongs to a rare race of virtuoso dancers with an extraordinary technique, allowing him to be aligned with ballet legends of the past and present, such as Vestris and Nijinsky, Baryshnikov and Julio Bocca. He owns a unique collection of prizes from various international ballet competitions. He won the gold medal at the International Ballet Contest of Nagoya (Japan, 1996) and in Paris (1997). He won the second prize at the Rudolf Nureyev International Contest in Budapest (1996), first prize and Mikhail Baryshnikov prize at Arabesque-96, the Ballet Contest of Perm (1996) and the Grand Prize of the International Ballet Contest from Moscow (1997). In the repertoires from the Mikhailovsky (1992-1994) and Mariinsky Theatre (din 1994), Batalov was performing lead roles in the following ballets: Cavalry Halt, La Sylphide, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Manon, Scheherazade, Romeo and Juliet, etc. At the Danish Royal Ballet (2000-2002), his repertoire included classical lead roles, such as: Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Albert (Giselle) and contemporary ballets by Peter Martins and Kevin O 'Dale. Batalov collaborates with the best dancers of the Mariinsky Theatre - Altynay Asylmuratova, Diana Vishneva, Ulyana Lopatkina, Elvira Tarasova, as well as the legend of the decade 1960-1970 - Nadejda Pavlova (Bolshoi Theatre). As an artistic director of the company, Andrei Batalov intends to pursue the great traditions of Russian ballet, inherited from great masters of the past - Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky, Mihail Fokin. Nowadays, Batalov not only dances himself, but he also teaches others - since 2010, he has been a choreographer of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Among his graduates, for instance, the renowned Leonid Sarafanov. And in 2014, he opened in Saint Petersburg the Classical Ballet Theatre, where he became an artistic director. Stars like Andrey Batalov, Yevgeny Ivanchenko- Mariinsky Ballet, Leonid Sarafanov, Oksana Bondareva - Mikhailovsky Ballet, Alexandra Timofeeva, Evgheni Ivanchenko - Kremlin Ballet, Maria Poliudova, Vladimir Statnii - Ukraine are the main soloists of the company, and the corps de ballet is high-class. The Ballet Company reunites 50 professional artists, graduates of the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy and of the greatest dance schools from Russia and Ukraine, led by great ballet masters, former distinguished dancers. The repertoire of the St. Petersburg Classical Ballet Company combines masterpieces of classical ballet, such as: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty by P. Tchaikovsky, Chopiniane and Giselle by A. Adam, Les Sylphides by Michel Fokine, Don Quixote and Paquita by L. Minkus and contemporary choreography - Alexei Miroshnichenko, Emil Faski and others. St. Petersburg Classical Ballet of Andrei Batalov is proud of its artists who, through their talent and creativity, guarantee the company’s success, the artists attaining a high artistic level. The scenery and the costumes are created by masters of the theatrical art and are magnificent. Andrei Batalov Classical Ballet of St. Petersburg has toured in Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and this fall, they are invited on tour in the USA. The language of art is universal and eternal. It is a language not requiring any translation, spreading harmony and creativity everywhere. Andrei Batalov – Artistic director Translated by Simona Nichiteanu

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Viennese Delight – Extraordinary Christmas Concert

11 December 2017

The Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra is acknowledged for its art at national and international level. For several decades, the Orchestra’s activity has contributed to enriching the national treasure of musical culture. The Radio Symphonic Orchestra of Ukraine was created on 5th October 1929. The collective has produced over 10 thousand symphonic musical recordings for the Radio Fund of Ukraine throughout the 88 years of rich creative history. A unique collection has been gathered, comprising the works of national classical music, the creations of modern Ukrainian composers and the masterpieces of world classical music. The orchestra was improved through collaboration with prominent conductors of the 20th century: Mykola Kolessa, Nathan Rakhlin, Oleksandr Klimov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Isaac Pain, Stefan Turchak, Arild Remmerit, Rikkardo Kapasso, Herman Adler, Mykhailo Kanershteyn, Petro Polyakov, Kostyantyn Simeonov. Since 2005, the Symphonic Orchestra has been led by Volodymyr Sheiko – Head Bandmaster and Artistic director. Under his wand, the orchestra has performed masterpieces, such as: Requiem by G. Verdi; Symphony No. 9 by L. van Beethoven; Symphony No. 6, Pathetica by P. Tchaikovsky; Symphony No. 2 by S. Rachmaninoff; Carmina Burana by Carl Orff ; Stabat Mater by G. Rossini; The Execution of Stepan Razin by D. Shostakovich; St. John of Damascus by S. Taneyev; Fern’s Bloom by Y. Stankovych; Requiem and Davidde Penitente by W. A. Mozart.; Le Poème de l'extase by A. Scriabin and others. Under the supervision of Volodymyr Sheiko as a conductor, the Orchestra has recorded more than 280 chefs d’oeuvre of world music and Ukrainian masterpieces, thus contributing to the enrichment of the national radio treasure. The most successful performances of the Orchestra have taken place on the main stages of the Ukrainian capital, as well as the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine, the National Palace of Ukraine and the National Opera of Ukraine. The participation of world-renowned opera singers and instrumentalists, such as Jon Lord (composer and pianist for “Deep Purple” – England), Keiko Matsui (jazz pianist, Japan), Anatoliy Kocherga (bass, Austria), Anatoliy Solovyanenko (tenor, Ukraine), Zurab Sotkilava (tenor, Russia), Tatiana Grindenko (violin, Russia), Victoria Mullova (violin, Austria), Liana Isakadze (violin, Russia), Alexander Knyazev (cello, Russia), Vladimir Krainev (piano, Germany) has become a veritable embellishment of the concerts. The Orchestra toured over the last 6 years in 12 countries from Asia, Europe and Africa – in South Korea, Iran, Algeria, Tunisia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Belgium, Poland and Belarus. The Orchestra’s performances have caught the audience’s attention in the most prestigious concert halls of these countries: Concertgebouw (Amsterdam); De Doelen (Rotterdam); Koningin Elisabethzaal (Antwerp); Philharmonie Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Filharmonia Narodova (Warsaw); Auditorio Nacional de Musica and Teatro Monumental (Madrid); Gran Teatre del Liceu, Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona); Auditorio de Zaragoza (Zaragoza); Kursaal (San Sebastian); Coliseu do Porto, Casa da Musica (Porto); Coliseu dos Recreios (Lisbon); Teatro Petruzelli (Bari), Teatro Ristori (Verona), Teatro Romano di Ascoli Piceno (Ascoli Piceno); City Hall (Seoul); Algerian Teatro National and Palace “Moufdi Zakaria” (Algeria); Palace of Congresses (Tehran); Coliseum, (El Jem), Theatre Antique Cartage (Tunis), Slavyanskiy Bazar Arena (Vitebsk). The orchestra shall perform the most important repertoire of the Vienna Ball Opera, which shall comprise works of the Strauss dynasty, Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, Joseph Lanner and of other famous composers of Viennese music of the 18th and 19th centuries. The orchestra shall consist of 36 instrumentalists, and the „Aniko Ballet” Ensemble shall dance on the Viennese tunes. The concert shall take place on Monday, 11 December 2017, 8.00 p.m., in the Grand Hall of NTB.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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