Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus

Sunday, March 20
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2hr 50mins // featuring:Mikhail Lobukhin, Vlad Lantratov, Svetlana Zakharova, Anna Nikulina

In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. 

Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strength for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus.


Music Aram Kachaturian
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast: Mikhail Lobukhin, Vlad Lantratov, Svetlana Zakharova, Anna Nikulina

Recorded live on October 20, 2013