234th Season

Mariinsky II (New Theatre)

10 September
19:00
2017 | Sunday
Evening of one-act ballets: Carmen Suite. Le Jardin anime, scene from the ballet Le Corsaire
Ballet
Artists Credits
Ballet company
Music by Georges Bizet
Music by Leo Delibes
Music by Adolphe Adam
Choreography by Alberto Alonso (revisions)
Galina Solovieva, Costume Designer
Vladimir Lukasevich, Lighting Designer
Boris Messerer, Production design


Carmen is a passionate, free-spirited woman in contrast to the temperamental and fickle Don Jose. Fate, a ballerina dressed in black and a representation of Carmen’s alter ego, shows Carmen the cards. After a fight with tobacco dealers, Carmen seduces Don Jose and convinces him to release her from jail. Carmen is subsequently caught in a love triangle between Don Jose and the popular bullfighter Escamillo.

Le Jardin Anime: Medora, Gulnare, and the woman of the harem join together to dance a fantastical Grand Ballabile in which they celebrate beauty, grace, and harmony in a garden filled with flowers and magic fountains.

Carmen Suite.

World premiere: 20 April 1967, Bolsoi Theatre, Moscow
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 19 April 2010

Running time: 45 minutes 
Carmen is a passionate, free-spirited woman in contrast to the temperamental and fickle Don Josй. Fate, a ballerina dressed in black and a representation of Carmen’s alter ego, shows Carmen the cards. After a fight with tobacco dealers, Carmen seduces Don Josй and convinces him to release her from jail. Carmen is subsequently caught in a love triangle between Don Josй and the popular bullfighter Escamillo..

 Le Jardin animй, scene from the ballet Le Corsaire

Le Jardin Animй Medora, Gulnare, and the woman of the harem join together to dance a fantastical Grand Ballabile in which they celebrate beauty, grace, and harmony in a garden filled with flowers and magic fountains.

Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg