After a long break, Peter Ludwig Hertel's ballet La Fille Mal Gardée is back to the repertoire of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. It has been more than three years since the ballet was shown on the stage of the Hvorostovsky Opera House for the last time; the audience will have the opportunity to see it again on May 28 and 30.
It will feature for the first time Elena Mikheecheva in the leading female part of Lise (May 28), Rodion Zinyak as Michaud. Kirill Litvinenko and Daniil Kostylev have the most interesting task before them: they will dance a remarkable comic role - Widow Simone, Lise's mother. This part requires not only choreographic but also acting skills. Veronika Latipova, Maria Kuloshvili, Ksenia Krentovskaya, Anna Salenkova, Egor Osokin, Oleksiy Skalyun will debut in the roles of friends of the leading characters in this story.
“The performance has not been staged at our theatre for a long time, and now the artistic crew is working on its restoration. The production is funny, jocular, so this work affords much pleasure to the artists, and I am sure it will afford it to the audience,” commented Ivan Karnaukhov, chief tutor of the ballet company of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
The German composer and conductor Peter Hertel wrote the music for La Fille Mal Gardée to the libretto of Jean Dauberval in 1864. A blithe and bright ballet with melodic music, a funny love affair and a happy ending first appeared on the Krasnoyarsk stage in 2011. Honoured Artist of Russia Mark Peretokin adapted the choreography of Jean Dauberval and Alexander Gorsky for this production.