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Bolshoi Theatre soloist Jacopo Tissi to perform in Krasnoyarsk

The Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre has invited the principal dancer of the Bolshoi Theatre Jacopo Tissi to perform on its stage. The artist will participate in the premiere of the ballet Catarina ou La Fille du Bandit by Cesare Pugni that is to take place on November 12.

Jacopo Tissi has been invited to perform the leading male part of the play - the artist Salvator Rosa. The original choreography of Catarina was created by the legendary choreographer Jules Perrot. It has been lost, but Honoured Artists of Russia Sergei Bobrov and Yuliana Malkhasyants have restored it, so now the young artist is remotely preparing for his role.

Jacopo Tissi was born in the Italian town of Landriano. He graduated from the La Scala Theatre Ballet School in 2014. He began his performing career at the Vienna State Ballet, worked at La Scala, where he performed the leading roles in ballets by Tchaikovsky, Minkus, Prokofiev in 2015 and 2016.

In 2017, Jacopo Tissi joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company, where he rehearses under the guidance of the outstanding choreographer and teacher Alexander Vetrov. The artist performs the leading and solo parts in the audience's favourite masterpieces of the classical repertoire: Désiré, Siegfried, Solor, Jean de Brienne, Romeo, Paris, The Nutcracker Prince, and others. Jacopo Tissi is also engaged in celebrated productions of contemporary composers, choreographers, directors: Nureyev by I. Demutsky, Orlando by E. Elgar; he took part in the world premiere of the Four Characters Looking for a Plot as the principal dancer in the pieces "The Ninth Wave" and "Silence".

Jacopo won the following awards: the Prix BALLET2000 in Cannes (France), the DANZA & DANZA Magazine Award in the nominated categories Italian Dancers Working Abroad and Rising Star, the Leonid Massine Award in the category Dancer of the Year at the International Scene (Positano, Italy).

The participation of this outstanding dancer will undoubtedly be a good reason to attend the premiere of Catarina ou La Fille du Bandit at the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.