Svetlana Zakharova

Svetlana Zakharova – Amore

Bolshoi Ballet superstar Svetlana Zakharova's new triple bill

The first ever UK performances of a new triple bill by the Bolshoi superstar ballerina Svetlana Zakharova.

She is joined on stage by the Bolshoi theatre dancers including stellar premieres Mikhail Lobukhin, Denis Rodkin and Denis Savin. Live music will be provided by the Orchestra of English National Opera under the direction of the Bolshoi’s maestro Pavel Sorokin.

In Amore Zakharova has collaborated with three world-renowned choreographers: Yuri Possokhov (San Francisco Ballet), Patrick de Bana (Vienna State Ballet) and Marguerite Donlon (Irish choreographer based in Berlin).

Yuri Possokhov’s ballet Francesca da Rimini is set to Tchaikovsky’s symphonic poem of the same name, which was in its own turn inspired by a love story from Dante’s Inferno.

Abstract by design, mysterious and atmospheric, Rain Before it Falls is choreographed by Patrick de Bana, who himself dances in the piece. It is performed to classical sounds of Bach and Respighi mixed with modern electronica by Carlos Pina-Quintana.

Strokes Through the Tail choreographed by Marguerite Donlon is set to Mozart’s Symphony No.40. It is a frivolous piece providing the perfect ending to the evening. The costumes for both Strokes Through the Tail and Francesca da Rimini are created by Russian fashion designer Igor Chapurin.

Amore is a MuzArts production.
The triple bill is presented in London by MuzArts in association with Classical Events Ltd. / PMB Presentations
General Producer: Yuri Baranov
Executive Producer: Ekaterina Matlashenko

World Premiere: May 12, 2016 — Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti; Modena, Italy
Russian Premiere: May 24, 2016 — The Bolshoi Theatre (Historic Stage) Moscow, Russia

Photo by Roberto Ricci

'Zakharova is the most prominent and the brightest prima ballerina in the world'

The Financial Times

‘The gravity force has no power over the grace and lightness of Svetlana Zakharova, one of the greatest if not the greatest ballerina of our time’

Gazzetta di Modena

Running Time
1hrs 50mins

Tickets from £18.50 – £110 plus booking fee.*
Premium tickets are available at £500 (plus booking fee)* and include an Amore brochure and photo album signed by Svetlana Zakharova featuring the work of Russian photographer Vladimir Fridkes, plus backstage access after the performance with an opportunity to take a photo with Svetlana Zakharova and members of her star-studded cast from the Bolshoi (subject to availability).

Rain before it falls is performed to a recorded soundtrack.

*London Coliseum charges a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, to a maximum of £6 per transaction.

Creative Team

Yuri Possokhov

Choreographer, Francesca da rimini

Patrick de Bana

Choreographer, Rain before it falls

Marguerite Donlon

Choreographer, Strokes through the tail

Igor Chapurin

Costume Designer, Francesca da rimini & Strokes through the tail


Svetlana Zakharova

Mikhail Lobukhin

Denis Rodkin

Denis Savin

Patrick de Bana

Vladislav Kozlov

Alexei Gainutdinov

Anton Gainutdinov

Ana Turazashvili

Ekaterina Besedina

Olga Barichka

Ekaterina Smurova

Olga Marchenkova

A MuzArts production

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