12/25/16 O&A NYC 12 DAY OF NUTCRACKER: Mariinsky Theatre


Nutcracker filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, December 2012. Valery Gergiev conductor, Vasily Vainonen choreography with Alina Somova, Vladimir Shklyarov and Alexandra Korshunova.   Continue reading

1/23/15 O&A DIVA ALERT: The Fountain of Bakhchisarai Starring Galina Ulanova and Maya Plisetskaya



The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Russian: Бахчисарайский фонтан) is a Russian ballet inspired by the 1823 poem by Alexander Pushkin of the same title. With music by Boris Asafyev and choreography by Rostislav Zakharov, the ballet premiered in Saint Petersburg, (then Leningrad) in 1934 at the Kirov Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (now the Mariinsky Theatre).The Fountain of Bakhchisarai  Continue reading