See this glorious new production from the Bolshoi Ballet on the big screen in stunning High Definition!
A young English Lord traveling through Egypt takes shelter in a pyramid with local characters. After a round of opium, the new friends begin to have fantastic dreams about the Pharaoh’s daughter rising from her tomb and enchanting them. The Pharaoh’s Daughter, originally a hit when first staged in 1862, fell out of favor with the Soviet regime. In 2000, Pierre Lacotte was commissioned to resurrect Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco, and it became a hit yet again.
First choreographed by Marius Petipa, The Pharaoh’s Daughter premiered in 1862 in a grandiose show - the likes of which had never seen before - at Petersburg’s Bolshoi Theatre. Immensely popular with the public, The Pharaoh’s Daughter was given several revivals. In 1864, the ballet was transferred from Petersburg to Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. But in Soviet times it was considered to be ideologically immature and, dropped from the repertoire, it was virtually forgotten. In 2000, Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco and he successfully succeeded in giving a new life to this forgotten masterpiece.
Conducted by Pavel Klinichev / Choreographed by Pierre Lacotte after Marius Petipa / Starring Svetlana Zakharova and Ruslan Skvortsov. (Running time: 2 hrs, 55 mins, including two intermissions) HD Digital