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The Fountain of Bakhchisarai at Mariinsky Theatre

Author: Telmondis Distribution

Choreographic poem in four acts by Rostislav Sakharov.

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    The Fountain of Bakhchisarai © Mariinsky Theatre

The Fountain of Bakhchisarai 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). Bakhchisarai is in the Crimea, near Yalta. Bakhchisarai Palace was originally built in the sixteenth century and has been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt since. The fountain, which actually exists, is called the Fountain of Tears.

Music by Boris Asafiev
Musical direction by Valery Gergiev
Libretto by Nikolai Volkov based on the poem by Alexander Pushkin
Musical direction by Valery Gergiev

English title The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
Genre Ballet
Recording location Mariinsky Theatre
Recording date May 27 and 28, 2017
Production year 2017
Duration 1x130'
Video format HD
Production Company Telmondis
Director Olivier Simonnet
Producer Antoine Perset
Producer Denis Morlière
Distribution TV Telmondis Distribution
Composer Boris Asafiev
Orchestra / Band Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Conductor Valery Gergiev
Choreography by Rostislav Zakharov
Dance Company Mariinsky Theatre Ballet
Libretto Nikolai Volkov based on the poem by Alexander Pushkin
Co-Production Company Mariinsky Theatre, Mezzo, France Télévisions

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