Bolshoi Ballet: Recorded Live: Carmen Suite / Petrushka

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An evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.Choreography: Alberto Alonso and Edward ClugMusic: Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin and Igor StravinskyStarring: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de BalletCarmen, the passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug,Carmen: Impetuous Carmen seduces Don Jos in order to convince him to let her out of jail. Once outside, she thinks shes finally free before realising that shes in fact prisoner of a love triangle: she wants to be with the famous Torero Escamillo, but she cant make Don Jos go away.Petruska: At Saint-Petersburgs carnival, three puppets are playing the same role over and over: the unhappy lover Petrushka, the coquette and a Moor. Fed up with this endless part that never goes well for him, Petrushka attacks his rival and flees from the puppets theatre. (2hr 20min)

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