In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favourite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realises that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot”, but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka…
With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colourful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!
Performance: 2 hours 20 minutes
Cast: Nina Kaptsova (Rita), Ruslan Skvortsov (Boris), Mikhail Lobukhin (Yashka) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Lyuska)
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
This performance was captured live in front of an audience.
2018-2019 SEASON PRESENTATION
This season presents the greatest classics for a cinema exclusive experience featuring the Bolshoi principals and corps de ballet.
Four classical ballets (La Sylphide, Don Quixote, La Bayadère and The Sleeping Beauty) will be presented along with the beloved Christmas tale The Nutcracker and the jazzy ballet The Golden Age, that can be seen only at the Bolshoi. Carmen Suite-Petruska, Edward Clug’s new creation will close the season, with two very popular characters.
The Bolshoi remains the unshakable reference of ballet today.