On November 26, 2017 an exceptional evening called «"Boldly for the first time I take complete responsibility for his entire life": Alexander Yuzhin and Alexander Ostuzhev» was held in A.I.Sumbatov-Yuzhin's Memorial Apartment. The evening is part of the cycle «The history of one friendship» and is dedicated to 160th anniversary since the birth of Alexander Ivanovich Sumbatov-Yuzhin (1857 - 1927). The evening was held by the Chief Funds Curator of the Maly Theatre's museum Nadezhda Telegina. Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Beliy and artist Alexander Driven recited fragments of letters and diaries of Alexander Ostuzhev and AIexander Sumbatov-Yuzhin.
Today we are sharing with you a video of this evening.
On March 26 a special evening dedicated to Honored artist of Russia Viktor Nizovoy was held at Yablochkina Central Actor's House. The evening was a sell-out. No empty seats. The evening featured People's Artist of the USSR Yuri Solomin and was hosted by People's Artist of Russia Vladimir Dubrovsky. Below you may find a video recording of the event.
The premiere of the play based on Alexander Pushkin's short story "The Blizzard" was held at the Maly Theatre on April 9 as part of the Easter fundraising event with the support of the Russian Orthodox Church and the "Present" foundation. The play was staged by Aleksey Dubrovskiy and is accompanied by Georgy Sviridov's music performed by the Maly Theatre’s Orchestra.
The script for the playing was prepared by Archimandrite Simeon (Tomachinsky), rector of the Kursk Theological Seminary and confessor of the "Present" Foundation. At a press conference held before the performance, he emphasized the importance of building formally, systematically, and sequentially a sense of art and classical culture with young people.
- Many Christian values become clearer through the cultural prism of classical works, given in living images. The Blizzard is a poem about Divine Providence. The Providence is not a mere fate or a happy coincidence. It involves a person’s participation as well. Without a real person, his choices and his actions, it is hardly possible to realize God's plans.
Vladimir Legoyda, chairman of the Synodal Department for Church-Societyand Mass Media Relations stressed the need for traditional reading of the classics.
- Of course, any production is always within the scope of director’s interpretation. But sometimes, when you see the play you don’t understand, why they decided to keep the name of the original literary work. Why would they write: "based on" or “inspired by”? Just honestly say: "I was inspired by the work of the great author, so I rendered what I rendered." It is a shame to violate the classics. It is a great pleasure that the play was staged at the Maly Theatre, said Vladimir Legoyda.
After the premiere, the performance will become part of the Maly Theatre’s repertoire. Age Restriction: Recommended 12+
Photos by Yulia Makoveychuk
GRIGORYEV Ivan, FOMA, April 10, 2018
April 12 marks 195 years since the birth of the great Russian playwright Alexander Ostrovsky, a man whose role in the history of the Maly Theatre can not be overestimated. The Maly Theatre has been long known as the House of Ostrovsky. All his plays were staged in our theatre, many of them he wrote specifically for the actors of the Maly Theatre.
This year the Maly Theatre celebrates the playwright's anniversary with the XII International Theatre Festival Ostrovsky in the Ostrovsky House. It will be held from May 11 to May 17 on the main stage.
And today we invite you to plunge into in the world of Alexander Nikolayevich's plays and watch the recordings of several performances: "Truth is Good, But Happiness Is Better" (Boris Nikolsky's production of 1951, starring Varvara Ryzhova and Evdokiya Turchaninova), "The Storm" (staged by Boris Babochkin, 1977, starring Olga Khorkova and Lyudmila Shcherbinina) and "Wolves and Sheep" (staged by Vitaly Ivanov in 1999, starring Lyudmila Polyakova, Victor Bortsov, Viktor and Alexander Korshunov, Tatyana Pankova, Nikolay Vereshchenko, Anatoly Toropov and Irina Muravyova ).
On March 16, guests of the Ermolova’s House Museum will have an opportunity to hear the monologues of famous Ostrovsky’s heroines presented by the brilliant actresses of the Maly Theatre - People's Artist of Russia Lyudmila Titova, People's Artist of Russia Svetlana Amanova,Honored Artist of Russia Tatyana Lebedeva, Olga Pleshkova, Polina Dolinskaya, Mari Mark.The evening was hosted by the Honored cultural worker, head of the House-museum of M.N. Ermolova Raisa Ilinichna Ostrovskaya. Enjoy the video of the evening.
As you might remember, two significant events in our theatre's life took place on March 30 and both of them are associated with the Moscow metro. First, the launch of a themed Maly Theatre's train operating on the Zamoskvoretskaya line, and second, the opening of the exhibition called "Captains of the Maly Theatre" on "Vystavochnaya" metro station. Watch the video coverage of these events below.
On April 4 the legendary Russian actress, People's Artist of the USSR Elina Avraamovna Bystritskaya is celebrating her anniversary. Elina Avraamovna is best known for her role of Axinia in Sergei Gerasimov's epic screening of Mikhail Sholokhov's novel And Quiet Flows the Don. She is not only an incredibly beautiful woman, but she is also a talented actress, a true movie and theatre star.
On behalf of the Maly Theatre’s staff we would like to express our cordial congratulations on her birthday anniversary and to wish that Elina Avraamovna continues with the same unfailing energy and human warmth that are so greatly admired by her fellow colleagues and numerous spectators.
The media prepared several special broadcasts, dedicated to the anniversary of the actress (do not miss them on April 4, 12:00 am, repeated on April 8, 12:45, «Russia K» channel, «Life Line» program; «Star of the Epoch» on Channel One on April 7 at 14:10).
«I worked with many great directors and was happy because they all acknowledged me as an artist», says the actress, «and when the director feels the actor, sees and respects him, great results are on the way». Elina Bystritskaya will share her memories about her difficult childhood, the years of study and work in the Maly Theatre, the films in which she starred, and will share her memories of interesting events that happened to her in life and about the outstanding people she met.
We, in turn, offer you the recordings of two performances, which are true testaments of both the comic and dramatic talent of Elina Avraamovna: «Money To Burn» and «Guilty Without Guilt» by Alexander Ostrovsky.
Dear Vladimir Benediktovich,
On behalf of the staff of Yablochkina Central Actor's House and on my own behalf, I would like to offer sincere congratulations on your birthday anniversary.
We know and love you as a talented, in-demand actor, endowed with an inexhaustible supply of creative energy. Over the years of work in the theatre and in cinema you have created a gallery of numerous bright, memorable images that have won the love and respect of your numerous admirers.
We wish that you continue with the same unfailing energy and commitment to work.
We also wish you happiness and strong health.
Please accept our best wishes and the assurances of our highest consideration.
Director of the Yablochkina Central Actor's House Igor Zolotovitsky
April 3, 2018
An evening dedicated to the memory of the remarkable Russian artist Evgeniy Yakovlevich Vesnik took place on February 28 at the Maly Theatre. Today we would like to share with you a video recording of this event.
By decree of the President of the Russian Federation, the Maly Theatre's director, People's Artist of Russia, Vladimir Mikhailovich Beylis, was awarded the Order of Honor. The document was signed by Vladimir Putin on March 26, 2018. Congratulations to Vladimir Mikhailovich on the deserved award! We wish you more awards, more inspiration and greater achievements!
A new themed train, dedicated to the history of the Maly Theatre, has been launched on the Zamoskvoretskaya line of the Moscow Metro on March 28.
The carriages are decorated with archival photos of performances of different years, staged at the Maly Theatre. Among them are images from the productions, based on the plays by Alexander Ostrovsky, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy. On the inside of each of the seven carriages there are quotations of heroes of literary classics. A separate car is dedicated to the activities of the Maly Theatre during the Great Patriotic War.
The solemn event was attended by representatives of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development of the Moscow City Government , the Maly Theatre, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the Moscow metro.
«This train, which will be seen by almost 2 million people over six months period, is regarded as a guide to the history of the Maly Theatre and the development of the theatre in Russia at large. For transport workers, it is a great pleasure to know that now Moscow transport serves as a medium of instruction,» said Deputy Mayor in the Moscow Government and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, Maksim Liksutov.
As the Artistic Director of the Maly Theatre Yuri Solomin noted that now Metro passengers will be able to learn more facts from the history the oldest Russian theatre.
Photos by Nikolay Koreshkov
RIAMO, 30 марта 2018 года
March 28 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian writer Maxim Gorky (1868-1936). The creative union of our theatre and Gorky’s drama began in 1919 with the staging of his play «The Old Man» and continues to this day. Over a hundred years the list of plays that were staged in the Maly Theatre included: «The Old Man» (1919), «Enemies» (1933), «Barbarians» (1941), «The Philistines» (1946), «Vassa Zheleznova» (1952), «Summerfolk» (1964) ), «The Old Man» (1968), «Dostigayev and Others» (1971), « Counterfeit Money» (1972), «Foma Gordeev» (1981), «The Zykovs» (1985), «Eccentrics» (1996), «The Children of The Sun» (2008), « Vassa Zheleznova . The First Version» (2016).
Today we are sharing with you two videos: two last productions of the Gorky’s plays on the Maly’s stage: «The Children of the Sun» (staged by Adolf Shapiro) and Vassa Zheleznova . The First Version» (staged by Vladimir Beylis).
In celebration of Maxim Gorky’s anniversary, the Maly Theatre is showing «Vassa Zheleznova . The First Version» on the main stage on April 7.
Yesterday the new Shchepkinsky foyer of the Maly Theatre was invigorated by an extraordinary event - a fashion runway show featuring the artists of the theatre, who demonstrated unique costumes from the theatre museum's collection. They walked down the catwalk in costumes from five theatre’s productions dedicated to the Time of Troubles.The costumes were presented by Alyona Okhlupina, Aksinya Pustylnikova, Alexander Vershinin, AlekseyFaddeev, Mikhail Fomenko, Dmitriy Marin, Mikhail Martyanov, Ivan Porodnov and Grigoriy Skryapkin. The photos are by Nikolay Antipov.
We are pleased to inform you that in May 2018, a new edition of the festival «OSTROVSKY IN THE HOUSE OF OSTROVSKY» will be held at the Maly Theatre. The festival is a tribute to the memory of the great Russian playwright. This year's edition marks the 195th anniversary of Alexander Nikolaevich Ostrovsky.
This year the festival's program includes six theatres. According to tradition, it will be opened by the Maly Theatre. All the performances will be shown on the Main Stage.
THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE XII INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL «OSTROVSKY IN THE HOUSE OF OSTROVSKY»
May 11 - «THE HEART IS NOT A STONE» (Maly Theatre, staged by Vladimir Dragunov). The show shall start at 19:00. Opening of the festival.
May 12 - «A PROFITABLE POSITION» (Yugoslav Drama Theatre, staged by Egon Savin). The show shall start at 19:00.The performance is accompanied by Russian subtitles.
May 13 - «LOVE LACES» (based on «The Marriage of Belugin») (St. Petersburg State Youth Theatre on Fontanka, staged by Semyon Spivak and Mikhail Chernyak). The show shall start at 18:00.
May 14 - «WOLVES AND SHEEP» (Rybinsk Drama Theatre, directed by Pyotr Orlov). The show shall start at 19:00.
May 15 -«DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND» (Moscow Provincial Theatre, staged by Sergey Bezrukov). The show shall start at 19:00.
May 16 - «WOLVES AND SHEEP» (Nizhny Novgorod Academic Drama Theatre named after M. Gorky, staged by Alla Reshetnikova). The show shall start at 19:00.
May 17 - «IT'S NOT ALL SHROVETIDE FOR THE CAT» (Riga Mikhail Chekhov Russian Theatre, staged by Igor Konyaev). The show shall start at 19:00. Closing of the festival.
We look forward to seeing you at our performances. Tickets are on sale now!
The Moscow Cultural Forum, which was held at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall from March 23 to March 25, closed its doors. The Maly Theatre's booth, as always, was attended by true lovers of art and theatre.Video prepared by Evgeniy Pavlov.
From March 23 to March 25, the traditional three-day Moscow Cultural Forum 2018 will be held in the Central Exhibition Hall «Manege». For the third time the Maly Theatre welcomes guests to its Forum stand. The program of the Forum is diverse: concerts, discussions, performances and much more, all details are on the official website. Everybody is welcome and admission is free. We are looking forward to seeing you at our booth.
On World Theatre Day (WTD) which is celebrated this year on 27 March 2018, a special theatre show will take place in the Maly Theatre’s Shchepkinsky foyer. Before the evening performance of «Tsar Boris», which is the final part of the famous A.K. Tolstoy trilogy, artists of the Maly Theatre will walk down the catwalk in costumes from five theatre’s productions dedicated to the Time of Troubles.
There will be a theatrical runway show with costumes from the following productions of the Maly Theatre:
The show will end with the presentation of costumes from «Boris Godunov» (1937), restored specially for the show.
All costumes presented within the show are the property of the Maly Theatre and the pride of its museum collection.
Theatrical runway show «The Time of Troubles in persons and costumes of the Maly Theatre» Shchepkinsky foyer
March 27, 2018
The show shall start at 18:30.
On February 19 the Leo Tolstoy Museum hosted an evening dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the first production of Leo Tolstoy's play «The Power of Darkness» and the 10th anniversary of the performance on the stage of the Maly Theatre. People's Artist of the USSR Yuri Solomin, People's Artists of Russia Irina Muravyova and Vladimir Nosik and the actor of the Maly Theatre Aleksey Faddeev were among the special guests of the evening. Today we would like to share with you a video report of the event.
He could have become a draftsman or a locksmith, but he decided to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and become an actor. We love his cornet from the film «Say A Word About The Poor Hussar», Pavel's grandfather from «Visitor From the Future» and, of course, Gena from «The Most Charming And Attractive». People's Artist Vladimir Nosik – a guest of Tatyana Ustinova’s program «My Hero» on the «TV Center» channel...
On March 13 Vladimir Nosik made his debut on the stage playing Shpekin in Nikolai Gogol's «The Government Inspector». We wish Vladimir the best of luck with his new role!