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The Bolshoi

The Flames of Paris

Series 1

The Flames of Paris

A tale of the French Revolution, the Flames of Paris belongs to the pearls of the pure classics of classical dance. This world premiere recording of this new production from choreographer Alexei Ratmansky (after Vasily Vaynonenon) and the Bolshoi Ballet, features the stunning soloists Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Although set in revolutionary France, The Flames of Paris’s intention was to serve as an allegory for contemporary events in the Soviet Union. The ballet premiered in 1932 on the anniversary of the October Revolution, and one of its main characters was in fact the population - revolutionary in mood and ready for action. Not surpringly, Flames of Paris was quickly included in the ranks of works which were always presented for major anniversaries.The choreographer Alexei Ratmanky has attempted to make maximum use of the preserved fragments of Vasily Vainonen in his new ballet.

 Read more Read less Duration: 103 Min
  • Jeanne: Natalia Osipova
  • Jerome: Denis Savin
  • Philippe: Ivan Vasiliev
  • Marquis de Beauregard: Yuri Klevtsov
  • Adeline: Nina Kaptsova
  • Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Choreographer: Vasily Vainonen
  • Composer: Boris Asafiev
  • Conductor: Pavel Sorokin