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Kichanova Larisa

Honored Artist of Russia

Larisa Georgievna Kichanova, Honored Artist of Russia, was born on July 27, 1949 in Orenburg. After graduating from high school she worked as an actress in the Gorky Kuibyshev Drama Theatre.

In 1972 Larisa Kichanova graduated from the Russian Institute of Theater Arts (GITIS) and joined the Maly Theatre’s company. Great stage charisma, creative temperament, wit, fantasy - all these crucial qualities of the young actress did not go unnoticed by spectators. Throughout the years Larisa Kichanova has created a gallery of vivid and memorable images from Russian and foreign repertoire.

Performances for kids is an important part of Larisa Kichanova’s acting career – barin’s wife in «The Stone Flower» by Pavel Bazhov, Bride’s Grandmother in «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, the Robber woman and grandmother in «Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, Povarikha (Cook) in «The Tale of Tsar Saltan» by Alexander Pushkin - all these roles are performed with the highest artistic taste and professionalism.

Being a skilful and diligent actress, Larisa Kichanova is always convincing on stage, giving her usual reliable performance.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

A girl, «The Power Of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy

A guest at the ball, «Confession» by Savva Dangulov, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

A dancer, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Evgeniy Simonov

First Lady, «The Glass of Water» by Eugène Scribe, directed by Valeriy Yurchenko

1973 - (premiere) Princess Mstislavskaya «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1974 - (replacement) Lilia, «Criminal Tango» by Egon Rannet, directed by Veniamin Tsygankov

1975 - (replacement) A tourist, «Summer Walks» by Afanasiy Salynsky, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1975 - (replacement) Dokitsa, «The Birds of Our Youth» by Ion Druță, directed by Ion Ungureanu

1975 - (premiere) Bella, «Evening Light» by Alexei Arbuzov, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1975 - (replacement) Lizanka, «The Deep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by P. Vasiliev

1975 - (replacement) Alka, «The Very Last Day» by Boris Vasilyev, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1975 - (premiere) Nika-Veronika, «Golden Bonfires» by Isidor Shtok, directed by P. Vasiliev

1976 - (premiere) Yulia, «The Golovlevs» by Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik

1977 - (premiere) Tatyana Khrushch, «Lyubov Yarovaya» by Konstantin Trenyov, directed by Pyotr Fomenko

1978 - (premiere) Galya Aksyonova, «The Shore» by Yuri Bondarev, directed by Vladimir Andreev

1980 - (premiere) Kapochka, « Balzaminov’s Marriage» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Sedov

1981 - (premiere) Virgin land worker, «Virgin Lands», stage-version based on Leonid Brezhnev’s book «Virgin Lands», directed by Vladimir Beylis together with Boris Lvov Anokhin

1981 - (replacement) Quiñones, «Jealous of Herself» by Tirso de Molina, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1982 - (the premiere) A lady, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik and Yuri Solomin

1983 - (replacement) The teacher at the orphanage, «My Favorite Clown» by Vasiliy Livanov, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1985 - (replacement) Landowner’s wife, «The Stone Flower» by Pavel Bazhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1985 - (premiere) A waitress, «From This Day’s News» by Georgiy Markov and Eduard Shima, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik

1988 - (replacement) A guest, «The Cherry Orchard» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy

1989 - (replacement) Vasilisa, «The Kholops» by Pyotr Gnedich, directed by Boris Lvov-Anokhin and Vasiliy Fyodorov

1990 - (replacement) Avdotya, «Vanyushin’s Children» by Sergei Naidenov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1990 - (replacement) Frau Fahrenkopf, «The Night of the Iguana» by Tennessee Williams, directed by Theodore Mann (USA)

1992 - (premiere) Natalia Dmitrievna , «Uncle's Dream» by Fyodor Dostoevsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

1995 - (premiere) The Robber woman, «Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1998 - (premiere) Charskaya, «Resurrection» by LeoTolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1999 - (premiere) Cook, «The Tale of Tsar Saltan» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2000 - (replacement) Ustinya Naumovna, «It's a Family Affair-We'll Settle It Ourselves», by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

2000 - (premiere) Princess Tugoukhovskaya, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2001 - (premiere) Avdotya Nazarovna,«Ivanov» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

2001 - (replacement) Vasilisa Volokhova, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

2002 - (replacement) Manefa, «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2002 - (premiere) Zybkina, «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2003 - (replacement) Glumova, «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2004 - (replacement) Ulita, «The Forest» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Yuri Solomin

2007 - (premiere) Anisya, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Yuri Solomin

2009 - (replacement) Agrafena Kondratyevna, «It's a Family Affair-We'll Settle It Ourselves», by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

2009 - (premiere) Bride’s Grandmother, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

2011 - (replacement) Grandmother, «Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2012 - (premiere) Lulu, «Almost Everything About Love» (based on «The Sacred Monsters») by Jean Cocteau, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2013 - (premiere) Rosalia Solimene, «Filumena Marturano» by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Stefano de Luca

2018 - Babarikha (Old Woman), «The Tale of Tsar Saltan» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov