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Alexander Glazunov

Designers, Set designer

Alexander Kirillovich Glazunov was born on April 4, 1947 in Moscow. In 1963 he started working as a propman’s apprentice at the Moscow Drama Theater on Malaya Bronnaya. In 1965 he became a night-class student of the props department at Moscow Art Theatre University which he graduated in 1971. Since 1969 Alexander has been working at the Maly State Academic Theatre of Russia.

From the very beginning of his career at the Maly Theatre Glazunov’s extraordinary ability to add refinement and beauty to small details while strictly observing the style of this or that era, immediately caught the attention of theatre specialists. He worked closely with such well-known artists in the theatre world as Volkov, Shaporin, Ryndin, Kumankov, Livanova, Levental, Sokolova, Borovskiy, Barkhin, Sumbatashvili, Stenberg and others and thus managed to acquire invaluable experience, constantly improving his skills and talent. Soon he was entrusted with the set design of many productions at the Maly Theatre. Alexander’s work in set design for stage productions are determined by his ability to subtly render the author’s intent and to establish a particular atmosphere and mood for a theatrical performance, while maintaining accuracy and reliability of represenation.

Glazunov possesses a wide range of creative skills and talents that allow him to work in different theatres in cities across Russia and abroad. He designed sets and properties for theatrical performances in Tskhinvali, Penza, Saratov, Orel, Tokyo, Helsinki.

Over the past few years Alexander has been invited by famous theatrical museums, such as A.A.Bakhrushin State Central Museum, The Museum-Estate of M. N. Yermolova, A.I.Sumbatov-Yuzhin's Memorial Apartment to collaborate with them on special projects.

Since 1994 Alexander Glazunov has been teaching at the theatrical department of Moscow State Academic Art College of the Memory of 1905 and at the faculty of set design at the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) teaching stage layouts.

Alexander Glazunov’s work is distinguished by subtle artistic taste, meteorous talent, incessant energy and high professionalism. He is recognized as one of the leading masters of set design of the Russian drama theatre.

In 1997 he was awarded the Medal «In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow». Honored Cultural Worker of Russia.

Designed the set and properties for the following productions performed at the Maly Theatre:

1984 - «The Living Corpse» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1992 – «Uncle's Dream» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

1994 - «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1995 – «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Shvarts, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1996 - «Queer People» (Eccentrics) by Maxim Gorky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

1996 – «The Seagull» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1998 - «Money to Burn» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1999 – «The Tale of Tsar Saltan» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2002 - «Corsican» by Jirí Hubac, directed by Vladislav Konstantinov

2002 – «Love's Labour's Lost» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2003 - «Mysterious Chest» by Pyotr Karatygin, directed by Yuri Solomin

2004 – «Three Sisters» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Yuri Solomin

2004 - «Wedding! Wedding! Wedding!» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2006 – «The Government Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin

2008 - «The Power of Darkness » by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Yuri Solomin

2009 – «Kasatka» (Darling) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2009 - «Smart things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

2010 – «The Heirs of Rabourdin» by Émile Zola, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2012 - «Without a Dowry» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Yuri Solomin

2012 – «Vanyushin's Children» by Sergei Naidenov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2014 - «The Youth of Louis XIV» by Alexandre Dumas, père, directed by Yuri Solomin

2016 – «It's Not All Shrovetide for the Cat» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Ivanov



South Ossetian State Drama Theatre named after Kosta Khetagurov

1977 – «The Phantom Lady» by Pedro Calderón



The Stanislavsky Drama Theatre

«Right You Are (If You Think So)» by Luigi Pirandello / costume design /



Impromptu Children's Musical Theater, Moscow

1999 – «The Bear» «The Proposal» «The Young Peasant Woman» by Anton Chekhov


Penza Oblast Drama Theatre named after A. V. Lunacharsky

«Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky

«Kasatka» (Darling) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy

«Uncle's Dream» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

«Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky


Saratov Academic Youth Theater named after Yu.P. Kiselev (TUZ Kiseleva)

1998 – «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky

1999 – «King Lear» by William Shakespeare


Orel State Academic Theater named after Turgenev

2003 - «Corsican» by Jirí Hubac


Novgorod academic drama theater named after F. Dostoevsky

2003 – «The Dinner Party» by Neil Simon



Theater in Tokyo

«The Suicide» by Nikolay Erdman


The Helsinki City Theatre

2011 – «The Forest» by Alexander Ostrovsky



Museum exhibitions:

«Old Theatre» - A.A.Bakhrushin State Central Museum

«The Dressing-room of the Great Actress» - The Museum-Estate of M. N. Yermolova

«A.I.Sumbatov-Yuzhin's Memorial Apartment» - museum of the Maly Theatre