Literature fans, this event is for you. In fall 2016 the creators of Russia’s legendary musicals “Count Orlov” and “Monte Cristo” delivered another unforgettable premiere to Moscow audiences – “Anna Karenina” musical based on the timeless story by Leo Tolstoy. “Anna Karenina’s” libretto was penned by Yuliy Kim, a famous Russian poet and playwright who has written dozens of popular songs. The music was composed by Roman Ignatyev for whom “Anna Karenina” is his third collaboration with the Moscow Operetta Theater. Director Alina Chevik has worked successfully in the genres of musical and operetta for many years. The choreographer of the musical is Irina Korneeva, a ballet master with a wide dancing range. “Anna Karenina’s” musical director is Konstantin Khvatynets, a guest conductor at Moscow leading musical theaters and chief conductor of the Moscow Operetta Theater.
The musical captures the subtle psychology and emotional depth of the great novel by Leo Tolstoy. The story of a dramatic relationship between a married woman and a young military man found an instant response in the hearts of the writer’s contemporary readership, but today “Anna Karenina” remains just as meaningful providing a truly timeless portrait of society. Nine moving screens, a multi-ton metal construction and hundreds of lighting units combine onstage to produce a true set of the future with large-as-life spectator immersion. A sophisticated computer system navigates a set of moving video screens creating an impressive “multimedia puzzle” in a venue filled with light and music. It draws audiences inside the musical’s action turning spectators into invisible presences traveling from a 19th century opera house to a skating rink, or a luxurious palace, or a summertime countryside. Certainly, the show features the famous train scene, as an incredibly spectacular and dramatic climax sweeps over the audience before the finale.
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