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04.10.2012 The 10th anniversary of the Program From traditionalism to the New Theater!

On October 5, 2012, it will turn 10 years since the first night of The Inspector General performance after N. Gogol; in 2002, the Alexandrinsky Theater started its artistic program From Traditionalism to the New Theater! (an anthology of the Russian classics on the oldest stage of Russia). The Program was developed on the eve of the 250th anniversary of the oldest Russian theater together with the Meyerhold Center and presumed creation of a sort of anthology of Russian drama masterpieces in innovative artistic interpretations of Russian and European leading theater directors.

20.09.2012 First Night of F. Dostoyevskys A Dream of a Funny Man

On September 25, 2012, the first night 25 of the performance A Dream of a Funny Man after F. Dostoyevskys fantastic story produced by director Irina Keruchenko. This is not the first time for Irina Keruchenko to address F. Dostoyevskys prose. Her performance Angelical directed at the White Room of the Moscow TYuz made her name known to the entire theatrical Moscow, and actor Igor Gordin who played the role of Moneylender was awarded with the Golden Mask for the best male role.

10.09.2012 Creative Jubilee of Distinguished Artist of Russia Irina Lepeshenkova

On September 10, 2012, Distinguished Artist of Russia Irina A. Lepeshenkova celebrated her creative jubilee: 50 years of service at the Alexandrinsky Theater. Actresss life is indissolubly related to the Alexandrinsky stage where she was invited immediately after graduation from the Leningrad Theater Institute in 1962. Her jobs included numerous roles of various character: from exquisitely lyrical to sharp characters.

06.09.2012 The first night of Nickolay Martons one-man show

On September 9, 2012, the first night of Nickolay Martons one-man show will take place at 2 p.m. at the Tsars Lobby of the Alexandrinsky Theater; this performance will open a cycle of the

26.08.2012 The War and Peace: the 1812 Patriotic War as Seen by St. Petersburg Residents Exhibit.

The Alexandrinsky Theater took part in the exhibit War and Peace: the 1812 Patriotic War as Seen by St. Petersburg Residents which was opened on August 24, 2012 at the Memorial Museum of Commoners St. Petersburg (#9 Bolshoi Kazachiy Lane). The exposition includes items from the Russian Drama Museums funds: the costume of the Russian Army general A.I. Bakhmetyev from the Twelfth Year performance (1912); the costume of a French Army grenadier from V. Solovievs Field Marshal Kutuzov (Director I.O. Gorbachev, 1985); photos and programs of these performances; excerpts from reviews; ancient tickets of the Alexandrinsky Theater of the mid 19th early 20th centuries.

21.08.2012 Meeting of the troupe and a press-conference on the eve of the 257th season.

On August 30, 2012, the troupe of the Alexandrinsky Theater will get together on the eve of the 257th season start. At 10 a.m., the traditional ceremony of scarlet and white rose laying on the tombs of two Russian Empresses Elizabeth and Alexandra - at the Emperors Family Vault of the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral will take place. Empress Elizabeths Imperial Decree of August 30, 1756, on establishing of a Russian Theater for presenting comedies and tragedies gave start to the Russian professional theater. Empress Alexandras name (spouse of Emperor Nickolas I) was given to the luxurious building erected by Carl Rossi in 1832: the Alexandrinsky Theater was granted for performances to the Russian drama company.

27.06.2012 The Alexandrinsky Theater will implement the up-to-date IT developments

On June 25, 2012, a Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Petersburg National Research Institute of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (NIU ITMO) and the St. Petersburg Academy of Theater Arts. Under the frames of this agreement, the parties are planning to develop and implement communication technologies in the sphere of culture, theater arts, science and education; implement mutual educational programs; create original content in the sphere of culture and theater arts. Participation of ITMO in establishing and operation of the media and educational centers of the Alexandrinsky Theater scheduled for opening in May 2013 will be the leading element of cooperation at the first stage. The developments we offer will be approbated on the new theaters stage and used further on by directors for creation of original technologies of interaction with public, NIU ITMO Rector Vladimir Vasiliev commented. At the first stage, no doubt, these are IT, light and vocal technologies.

21.06.2012 Performance Izotov at the Perm Theater Festival.
On June 22, 2012, V. Durnenkovs performance Izotov will be shown in Perm at the theater festival of the best Russian performances, laureates of the GOLDEN MASK Award of the recent seasons. It will be reminded that creators of the performance Izotov were awarded with the Golden Mask in two nominations in 2010: The Best Directors Job (Andrey Moguchy) and The Best Artists Job (Alexander Shishkin); they also became recipients of the top St. Petersburg Golden Soffit theater award for the best performance, best production and best set design. The Theater-Theater will provide the stage for Izotov in Perm.

21.06.2012 "The Marriage:" 100th performance. Closing of the 265th season.

On June 29, 2012, the Alexandrinsky Theater will close its 256th theater season. The 100th showing of N. Gogols The Marriage (Director Valery Fokin) will become the final accord of the season. The performance, produced in 2008, became one of the most demanded performances of the St. Petersburg stage. It was honored with the Russian national Golden Mask theater award in the nominations The Best Directors Job and The Best Artists Job; it has also been on tours in many Russian cities and European countries.

16.05.2012 The Boyarskies Actor Dynasty Exhibit

On May 17, 2012, an exhibit dedicated to the Boyarskies actor family will open at the Samoylovs Family Apartment Museum (Stremyannaya Str. 8). Presently, the broad audience knows Mikhail and Elizabeth Boyarsky in the first place. However, people of older generations remember the brilliant theater jobs of Nickolay Boyarsky and his spouse Lidia Shtykan, the leading actress of the Pushkin Academy Drama Theater. Lidia Shtykans son Oleg Shtykan and Mikhail Boyarskys senior brother Alexander both also played on the stage of the Pushkin Drama Theater in the middle of the 1960s. Alexander Boyarsky tragically died during the theater tour in Bulgaria in 1980.

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