It would not be an exaggeration to say that the premiere of the «Onegin» ballet by John Cranko, set design and dresses by Jerome Kaplan, that should take place on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater in mid-July will be a long-awaited event. The Leonid Yakobson Ballet Company obtained the right to stage the fabulous play for the first time in Saint Petersburg.
Rehearsals for the performance were interrupted due to the covid restrictions introduced in March 2020. The choreographers Agneta and Viktor Valkus, the most experienced professionals who were entrusted by the Cranko Fund to stage «Onegin» on many famous stages, had to leave the county. At the moment the theater is looking forward to the lifting of the restrictions, so the preparation of the premiere could be resumed.
«Onegin» is in the repertoire of the world's leading ballet companies. John Cranko's master piece is staged in twenty best theaters of the world and has a full house all the time. The performance abounds with expressive duets, vivid monologues and picturesque crowd scenes, lots of artists dream about taking part in this ballet.
The Saint Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yakobson Ballet Company directed by Honoured Artist of Russia Andrian Fadeev is a unique artistic group, which is a jewel not only for Saint Petersburg and Russia, but forth entire global culture. The theater is proud of its 50th year old history and is honoured to be named after Leonid Veniaminovich Yakobson, an outstanding Russian choreographer of the 20th century.
Today the Saint Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yakobson Ballet Company is among the strongest ballet the ate sin the country, it is a laureate of the Highest Theater Award of Saint Petersburg «Golden Soffit», the Russian National Theater Award «Golden Mask» and the prestigious European Taglioni Ballet Award.
The company plans to perform on the stages of the Mariinsky, Alexandrinsky, Bolshoi Drama, G.A. Tovstonogov theaters in 2021 and offers cooperation in organizing visits to ballet performances on partner terms.