262th SEASON OPENING
On August 30, 2017 Alexandrinsky Theatre enters its 262th season. By tradition, Festive programme launches at Peter and Paul Fortress at 10:00 a.m. with a solemn ceremony of laying white and red roses garlands on Empress Elizaveta Petrovna and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna tombs. At 11:00 the Theatre company gathers at the Old Stage of the Theatre. A solemn ceremony of laying flowers on the grave of V. Telyakovsky, the last Alexandrinsky Theatre managing director, is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in the Seraphimovskoye Cemetery.
“«An Optimistic Tragedy» at the Alexandrinsky Theatre’ exhibition opens at 3.30 p.m. Dedicated to the legendary G. Tovstonogov’s 1955 staging, exhibition correlates with season’s premiere - Victor Ryzhakov’s “An Optimistic Tragedy. A Farewell Ball”.
A press conference on XI International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival and creative aspirations of the new season, begins at 4:00 p.m. with Valery Fokin, Nikolai Roshchin, Krystian Lupa, Victor Ryzhakov and Dmitry Rodionov participating.