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17.02.2012 Semyon Sytniks Jubilee

On February 17, 2012, Distinguished Artist of Russia Semyon Sytnik will celebrate his 65th birthday. On this jubilee date, Semyon Sytnik will appear on the Alexandrinsky Stage in one of his roles of the last years: the role of Professor Serebryakov in A. Chekhovs Uncle Vanya (Director Andrey Shcherban). Semyon Sytnik was awarded with the top St. Petersburg theater prize The Golden Soffit for this role. The last decade turned into a true renaissance for this excellent actor: he has played a series of roles in performances of such different producers as...

08.02.2012 Eugene Onegin Music and Drama Composition

On February 10, 2012, Alexander Pushkins memorial date, the Eugene Onegin music and poetry composition after S. Prokofievs music will be presented on the stage of the St. Petersburg Kapella. Prokofiev wrote his music in 1936 for a performance of the Chamber Theater under Alexander Tairovs direction. The performance was banned, while its score had been kept at the theaters archives for a long time. Later on, Gennady Rozhdestvensky included parts of Prokofievs composition into his Pushkiniana Suite, and Mikhail Yurovsky undertook recording of its full version with the symphony orchestra and choir of the Berlin Radio. In 1980, a radio show based on the musical composition was created; it was prepared by the choir of the Moscow Stanislavsky Theater and the Big Symphony Orchestra of the Central Television and the All-Union Radio.

06.02.2012 The Alexander Shervashidze, the Imperial Stage Artist Exhibit

On February 14, 2012, opening ceremony of the exhibit dedicated to Alexander Shervashidze, Artist of the Imperial Stage, will start at 4 PM at the St. Petersburg State Theater Library. This is a mutual project of the St. Petersburg State Theater Library and the Alexandrinsky Theater dedicated the 145th birthday of the outstanding Russian stage designer. The exhibit will be open until March 20.

19.01.2012 Distinguished Artist of Russia Rudolf Kuld passed away

This morning, January 19, 2012, died suddenly Distinguished Artist of Russia Rudolf Kuld. He was 76; for more than half a century he had served at the theater. Rudolf Kuld was invited to the company of the Pushkin Theater in 1959 from the Tallinn Russian Drama Theater, where he was the leading young actor. From his very first seasons, the young and talented actor had very actively joined the repertoire and played very different roles, such as Vaionen (The Optimistic Tragedy by Vs. Vishnevsky, 1961), Lyalin (The Friends and the Years by L. Zorin, 1961), De Brizar (Flight by M. Bulgakov, 1962), Alber (The Short Tragedies by A. Pushkin, 1962), Egmont (Before the Sunset by G. Hauptmann, 1963), Jacob (The Wild Captain by Yu. Smuul, 1965), and other. In the years of his work at the Pushkin Theater, the actor had played over a hundred roles.

12.12.2011 Valery Fokins Lecture on The Psychology of Theater Life: Management and Creativity

On December 21, 2011, Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater, Peoples Artist of Russia Valery Fokin will give a lecture on The Psychology of Theater Life: Management and Creativity at the Stateroom of the Graduate Association of the SPbSU Higher School of Management (Basil Island, #3 Volkhovsky Per.).

08.12.2011 Nominees of the Breakthrough Theater Award

Nominees of the St. Petersburg Breakthrough Youth Theater Award for the 2010/2011 season have been announced. Young actors of the Alexandrinsky Theater were among them.
Alexandra Bolshakova (for the role of Catharine in Oskaras Korshunovass performance Taming of the Shrew) and Yanina Lakoba (for the role of Mitil in Andrey Moguchy and Konstantin Filippovs performance The Fortune) were nominated in the nomination of The Best Young Dramatic Actress. Dmitry Lysenkov was nominated in the nomination of The Best Young Dramatic Actor (for the role of Petrucio in W. Shakespeares Taming of the Shrew). Maria Lugovaya (for the role of Cat in the performance The Fortune) and Maria Zimina (for the role of Khorevt in the performance The Tsars after J. Cortazar) were nominated in the nomination of The Best Performer of a Secondary Role in a Drama Theater.

07.12.2011 Andrey Moguchys Theater Space Festival

On December 7-17, 2011, the festival named Andrey Moguchys Theater Space will take place for the third time. The first festival, which had taken place in 2009, was timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Formal Theater established by Andrey Moguchy. The 2010 festival was focused on the dialogue between the contemporary theater and young playwrights. In an abandoned apartment in the Pertrogdskaya Storona young actors and directors in search of new theater language had been working with texts of young playwrights. In-parallel to this, convesazioni with leading figures of the European theater had been taking place in the space of the Loft Project.

30.11.2011 Stanislavsky Award Laureates

On November 29, 2011, 2010/2011 season award ceremony for the International Theater K.S. Stanislavsky Award took place in Moscow. This year, Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery Fokin became laureate of this award. His performance Konstantin Raikin. An Evening with Dostoyevsky after Fyodor Dostoyevskys Letters from Underground produced at the Moscow Satiricon Theater was named among other drama performances of the last season.

28.11.2011 Certificate of Merit of the President of Russia

President of Russia awarded Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater, Peoples Artist of Russia Valery V. Fokin with a Certificate of Merit for The Great Merits in the Development of National Culture and Fruitful Activity of Many Years (Verdict 762-rp of the President of Russia of November 22, 2011)

22.11.2011 The Michael Platonov Exhibit "Dante Inferno"

On November 9, 2011, at 17.00, a personal exhibit Dante Inferno of the extraordinary theater artist Michael Platonov will open at the small exhibit hall of Anna Akhmatovas Apartment Museum in the Fountain House. The exhibit will show improvisations inspired by Dantes Divine Comedy. The idea of the exhibit appeared last year: to celebrate the artists 60th birthday. However, for a number of reasons this project had to be postponed. Michael Platonov has worked as industrial designer at the Alexandrinsky Theater since 1978; later on, in 1982, he started teaching at the Production Department of the St. Petersburg State Theater Academy.

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