The tours of the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theater at Switzerland and Belgium were held with great success, which took place within the framework of the international festival "Russian Cultural Seasons". Ballet numbers of the gala concert "Russian Souvenir" from our artists decorated the program of official events timed to the 300th anniversary of the first visit of Peter I to Europe. Performances at Switzerland and Belgium were the first in the history of our theatre.
Spectators in one evening could get acquainted with the scenes from the ballets of Peter Tchaikovsky "The Nutcracker", "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow Maiden." And also saw the choreographic numbers for the works of Mikhail Glinka and Sergei Rachmaninov. Special gift for the public was the opportunity to enjoy a piece of Sergei Prokofiev's rare ballet "The Stone Flower" staged by Yuri Grigorovich.
"We are very pleased with the ballet festival, which saw the Swiss and Belgian viewers. It was joyful to see the audience, who with a standing ovation accompanied the artists of the Krasnoyarsk theatre. Very pleased that the program "Russian souvenir" was prepared specifically for our festival. In November, we have planned tour at Thailand, and we will definitely invite this wonderful team to take part at this holiday of Russian culture, "said the director of the festival" Russian Cultural Seasons "Elmira Shcherbakova.