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Artistic director of theatre is Valery Fokin Artistic director of theatre is Valery Fokin

10.08.2015 Alexandrinsky Theater Orchestra Musician Svyatoslav Chereshnichenko Passed Away
On August 8, 2015, Alexandrinsky Theater Orchestra Musician Svyatoslav Chereshnichenko passed away after a lengthy illness. Svyatoslav Chereshnichenko was invited to the Alexandrinsky Theater as a musician after graduated from the St. Petersburg State Theater Academy in 2008. He also played bit-part roles as a dramatic actor. In 2013, he played the role of Comedian in the Theater Ghosts and participated in the round dance of masks in Masquerade. Remembrance of the Future (2014).
You can pay last respects to Chereshnichenko on August 12, at noon, in the City of Slantsy, Leningrad Region (#50 Kirova Str.); later on, the actor will be buried at the Sosnovka Township cemetery.  

03.08.2015 Jubilee of People’s Artist of Russia Victor F. Smirnov
On August 4, 2015, People’s Artist of Russia Victor Smirnov will turn 70. He was admitted to the Alexandrinsky Theater Company in 1983. His first job on this stage, the role of Pugachev in the legendary Rostislav Goryayev’s performance The Captain’s Daughter after Pushkin’s novel, had right away placed the actor in the line of leading theater’s masters. The following chain of Victor Smirnov’s jobs had no pass-by roles. The unique powerful capacity of the actor’s talent has been on high demand among directors of various generations and theater schools, while the images he had created inspired admiration and respect of public and critics. The list of his roles produced in the new century includes such major roles as Judge Lyapkin-Tyapkin and Polonius in Valery Fokin’s The Inspector General and Hamlet; Ivan Nikiforovich Dogochkhun in The Ivans after N. Gogol’s story How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich and other N. Gogol’s writings (director Andrey Moguchy). In November 2014, actor’s repertoire was replenished with the documentary, publicist and psychologically eloquent while grotesque job in the young director Mikhail Patlasov’s performance The Noise, in which he had played the role of the main character’s father. In March 2015, in the “Monologues in the Tsar’s Lobby” cycle of one-man-shows of the leading actors of the Alexandrinsky Stage, the first night of Victor Smirnov’s show Reading the Favorite Pages Again… took place; this performance became the first and an essential contribution of the Alexandrinsky Theater to the Year of Literature in Russia. On the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, performance Roads was produced after writings of the Russian literature and dedicated to the Year of Literature (March 2015); masterly recited by the actor, Pushkin’s lyrics became the philosophical epilogue of the performance. Presently, Victor Smirnov rehearses the role of Magician Norando in Nickolay Roshchin’s The Raven after Carlo Gozzi’s play of the same title. 


24.07.2015 Tour of the Alexandrinsky Theater in China

In August 2015, the Alexandrinsky Theater will go on a tour to China. Valery Fokin’s The Inspector General  after N. Gogol’s comedy of the same title will be presented on August 7, 8, and 9 in Beijing on the stage of the Beijing People’s Theater and on August 12 and 13, in Shanghai on the stage of the Big Shanghai Theater.

10.07.2015 Alexandrinsky Theater Actor Vladislav V. Ryndin Passed Away
Vladislav V. Ryndin was born on August 04, 1937. In 1965, he graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinema. He had come to the Pushkin Academy Drama Theater in 1983, already an experienced master with numerous roles in modern and classic repertoire in his background. In the three decades of servicing on the Alexandrinsky stage, he had played more than 40 roles. The characters he had created were marked with psychological accuracy and detailed elaboration of their personalities. In the recent years, the actor’s repertoire included: the role of Gendarme in Valery Fokin’s performance The Inspector General; the role of Mirgorod Court Secretary Taras Tikhonovich in Andrey Moguchy’s performance The Ivans; participation in Valery Fokin's performances Ksenia. The History of Love and Hamlet, and Andrey Moguchy’s performance The Fortune. 

 Vladislav V. Ryndin had passed away on July 1, 2015 in the city of Engels, Saratov Region, and was buried by his family on July 7, 2015, at the local cemetery.

02.07.2015 His Majesty Official. The Last Director of Imperial Theaters Vladislav A. Telyakovsky Exhibit
Today, July 2, 2015, at 17.00, the exhibit His Majesty Official. The Last Director of Imperial Theaters Vladislav A. Telyakovsky will open at the Sheremetyev Palace (34 Fontanka Embankment). The exhibit will tell about the life of Imperial Theaters of pre-revolutionary Russia. It was created on the basis of “Memoires” and “Diaries” which Telyakovsky had been keeping for twenty years, diarizing events daily. Authors of the exposition had built it up as a story told by Vladimir Telyakovsky himself; his lively mind and sharpness of his observations expose to us the most exciting picture of the full of intrigues theater life of the early 20th century. All captions at the exhibit are quotations from his sayings. Exhibit items serve as in-kind illustrations to his sayings. Absolute majority of the materials presented tell about St. Petersburg theaters.

01.07.2015 Creative Jubilee of Distinguished Artist of Russia Maria V. Kuznetsova
Distinguished Artist of Russia Maria V. Kuznetsova will celebrate her creative jubilee, 40 years of theater service, on July 1.  
Maria V. Kuznetsova came to the Russian State Academy Pushkin Theater in 1975, right after graduation from the acting department of the Leningrad Cherkasov State institute of Theater, Music, and Cinema (Professor Igor Gorbachev’s class). Her interesting creative individuality combined with enormous workability and mastership, her unique feeling of her partners and the ensemble had pretty quickly allowed Maria V. Kuznetsova to take the position of one of the leading actresses. The role of Kleonika, which Maria V. Kuznetsova had played in 1989 in Aristophanes’ Lisistrata, became a landmark in her career and revealed the actress’s comedian talent to public. The actress’s attitude to her characters, let it be Matrena from Balzaminov’s Marriage by A. Ostrovsky (1987) or tradeswoman Belotelova who had overstayed in potential brides from A. Ostrovsky’s Pictures of Moscow Life (1993); the funny and awkward witch Baba Yaga in the Fairy Tale about Love by G. Gorbovitsky (1990) or the malicious Cook from The Tsar Saltan Tale by A. Pushkin (1999); pretentious Mrs. Eynsfordhill (Pygmalion by B. Shaw, 1998) or Lady Plimder from the Lady Windermeer’s Fan by O. Wild (1998); in all her roles love had been combining with crafty irony. The present actress’s repertoire includes such roles as Fyokla Ivanovna, the Matchmaker, in N. Gogol’s The Marriage (Director Valery Fokin, 2008);  Great Grandmother of Tiltil and Mitil in Andrey Moguchy and K. Filippov’s performance The Fortune (Director Andrey Moguchy, 2011); .
Anna Pavlovna in Valery Fokin’s production of 2015 The Third Choice after L. Tolstoy (the second version of the The Living Corpse performance).

29.06.2015 OPEN LOOK on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater
From June 30 to July 9, 2015, the XVII International OPEN LOOK Summer Festival of Modern Dance will once again bring together the best of the best on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater and the major stage of the Tovstonogov BDT. The OPEN LOOK Festival, founded in 1999, had passed a long way from a summer dance school to the most expected dancing event in the cultural capital of Russia. The Cannon Dance House, festival hosts, each year present the world trends in the dance and connected disciplines of visual theater, performance, film dance, and multimedia to St. Petersburg public. 

This year, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater will one more time turn into the main festival venue; it will be the second time when for two whole weeks it will turn into the Festival House, the space of which will be filled with OPEN LOOK Festival projects: organization of the best dance companies and choreographers’ performances from all over the world; the Open Photo & Video Look multimedia gallery; site-specific performances, and the Open Look P.S. laboratory, along with numerous new surprises which the festival has prepared for its public this year. 


26.06.2015 Cancellation of The Sunstroke and Flowers for Charley performances
Respected customers! Please be aware that performances The Sunstroke scheduled for June 27 and Flowers for Charley scheduled for June 30 are cancelled. Tickets should be returned to the theater’s ticket booth. The ticket booth is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with lunch break from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. We apologize for the inconveniences. 


26.06.2015 Replacement of The Sunstroke performance
On June 28, the performance A Funny Man’s Dream  will be presented instead of the earlier scheduled performance The Sunstroke . Tickets acquired are valid or could be returned to the theater’s ticket booths on the day of the show. We apologize for the inconveniences. The ticket booths are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with lunch break from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 


20.06.2015 The Hero City Premiere on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater
On June 21, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater will present its premiere,  The Hero City performance, text of which is based on historian Vladimir Pyankevich’s studies “War Scenery: Besieged Leningrad in the Perception Its Citizens’” diaries, and recollections of citizens of the besieged Leningrad. 
We kindly request you not to switch off your cell phones as they will be the means of connection with city history. 

Authors: Ekaterina Bondarenko, Marat Gatsalov , Tatyana RAKHMANOVA 

Age category: 16+

The performance will start at 19:30. Tickets cost RR 300. 
To book tickets, please click the following link:  https://newstage.timepad.ru/event/217355/ 
You can purchase tickets here: http://www.alexandrinsky.ru/order/?extId=31098<

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