Aram Khachaturian - Jiří Bubeníček SPARTACUS 140 min

SPARTACUS

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From 31. May 2024.

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Creatives

Conductor

Mikhail Sinkevich, Vjekoslav Babić

Choreographer and author of music arrangement

JIŘÍ BUBENÍČEK

Dramaturgy and direction

JIŘÍ BUBENÍČEK / NADINA BUNENÍČEK COJOCARU

Libretto

JIŘÍ BUBENÍČEK / NADINA BUBENÍČEK COJOCARU

Set designer

DARIO GESSATI

Costume designer and choreographer

NADINA BUBENÍČEK COJOCARU

Lighting designer

DENI ŠESNIĆ / JIRI BUBENÍČEK

Video designer

FANNI HAJNAL-TUTEK

Assistant conductor

VJEKOSLAV BABIĆ

Assistant set designer

ELEONORA TICCA

Assistant costume designer

ANA TRIŠLER

Ballet masters

Costume props

MANUELA BRCKO

Head ornaments

MARTINA GAJŠAK

Ensemble of the performance

GLADIATORS

SPARTACUS

OENOMAUS

ARTORIX

MIRZA

GLADIATORS

ROMANS

VALERIA

EUTIBIDE

MESSALA

MARCUS LICINIUS CRASSUS

METROBIUS

SULLA

CATILINA

THREE ROMAN WOMEN

ACROBATS AT THE SATURNALIA

FAUN

HARPIST

ACTOR AT THE LUPERCALIA

POSTUMIA

WHITE HORSE

SLAVEHOLDER

LUCIUS MONOCULARIS

ENSEMBLE

12 SPECTRES OF DEATH

SLAVES IN THE TAVERN

THREE NYMPHS

SENATE

PLEBEIANS IN THE TAVERN

SLAVES

COUPLES AT THE LUPERCALIA

ROMAN ARMY

DANCERS AT THE SATURNALIA

SHIPS

FIVE MASKS AT THE SATURNALIA

STILT WALKERS

EXTRAS

Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

Concert master / mistress

Vlatka Peljhan, Mojca Ramušćak

Music leader

Ljudmila Šumarova

Stage manager

Ana Vnučec

OPERA CHOIR

Sopranos

Altos

Premiere

27.01.2023
31.05

Creatives

Conductor

Mikhail Sinkevich, Vjekoslav Babić

Choreographer and author of music arrangement

JIŘÍ BUBENÍČEK

Dramaturgy and direction

JIŘÍ BUBENÍČEK / NADINA BUNENÍČEK COJOCARU

Libretto

JIŘÍ BUBENÍČEK / NADINA BUBENÍČEK COJOCARU

Set designer

DARIO GESSATI

Costume designer and choreographer

NADINA BUBENÍČEK COJOCARU

Lighting designer

DENI ŠESNIĆ / JIRI BUBENÍČEK

Video designer

FANNI HAJNAL-TUTEK

Assistant conductor

VJEKOSLAV BABIĆ

Assistant set designer

ELEONORA TICCA

Assistant costume designer

ANA TRIŠLER

Ballet masters

Costume props

MANUELA BRCKO

Head ornaments

MARTINA GAJŠAK

Ensemble of the performance

GLADIATORS

SPARTACUS

OENOMAUS

ARTORIX

MIRZA

GLADIATORS

ROMANS

VALERIA

EUTIBIDE

MESSALA

MARCUS LICINIUS CRASSUS

METROBIUS

SULLA

CATILINA

THREE ROMAN WOMEN

ACROBATS AT THE SATURNALIA

FAUN

HARPIST

ACTOR AT THE LUPERCALIA

POSTUMIA

WHITE HORSE

SLAVEHOLDER

LUCIUS MONOCULARIS

ENSEMBLE

12 SPECTRES OF DEATH

SLAVES IN THE TAVERN

THREE NYMPHS

SENATE

PLEBEIANS IN THE TAVERN

SLAVES

COUPLES AT THE LUPERCALIA

ROMAN ARMY

DANCERS AT THE SATURNALIA

SHIPS

FIVE MASKS AT THE SATURNALIA

STILT WALKERS

EXTRAS

Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

Concert master / mistress

Vlatka Peljhan, Mojca Ramušćak

Music leader

Ljudmila Šumarova

Stage manager

Ana Vnučec

OPERA CHOIR

Sopranos

Altos

Aram Khachaturian - Jiři Bubeniček

SPARTACUS
Co-production of the CNT in Zagreb with the CNT Ivan noble Zajc Rijeka

Ballet Spartacus is one of the most outstanding works of Aram Khachaturian, the famous composer of the first half of the 20th century, who often, in his works, evoked Armenian folk music. The work follows the endeavours of Spartacus, the leader of the slave revolt against Rome also known as the Third Servile War or the Gladiator War or, after Plutarch, the Spartacus Revolt that was the last in a series of unconnected and unsuccessful slave revolts against the Roman Republic. This last revolt led by Spartacus was the only one that truly threatened the heart of the Republic, but the ballet story presents the historical records in a less literal manner. Khachaturian composed Spartacus in 1954 and was granted the Lenin award that same year. The work premiered at the Kirov Theatre in Leningrad (today the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg) in 1956, in an unconventional choreography of Leonid Jakobson that overstepped all the canons of classical ballet and remained on the repertoire for many years. The work was then staged twice at the Bolshoi theatre: in 1958 in the choreography of Igor Moiseyev and in 1968 in the choreography of Yuri Grigorovich. The latter production brought the greatest fame to this ballet. Spartacus was never performed by the Zagreb Ballet in its integral form, so this choreography by Jiři Bubeniček, whose work Metropolis we still recall from 2018, will be the first integral production of this ballet title on our stage.

CREATIVES

Conductor

Choreographer and author of music structure

Dramaturgy and direction

Libretto

Set designer

Costume designer and assistant choreographer

Lighting designer

Video projections

Assistant conductor

Assistant set designer

Assistant costume designer

Ballet masters

Costume props

Head ornaments

CAST

GLADIATORS

SPARTACUS

OENOMAUS

ARTORIX

MIRZA

GLADIATORS

ROMANS

VALERIA

EUTIBIDE

MESSALA

MARCUS LICINIUS CRASSUS

METROBIUS

SULLA

CATILINA

THREE ROMAN WOMEN

ACROBATS AT THE SATURNALIA

FAUN

HARPIST

ACTOR AT THE LUPERCALIA

POSTUMIA

WHITE HORSE

SLAVEHOLDER

LUCIUS MONOCULARIS

ENSEMBLE

12 SPECTRES OF DEATH

SLAVES IN THE TAVERN

THREE NYMPHS

SENATE

PLEBEIANS IN THE TAVERN

SLAVES

COUPLES AT THE LUPERCALIA

ROMAN ARMY

DANCERS AT THE SATURNALIA

SHIPS

FIVE MASKS AT THE SATURNALIA

STILT WALKERS

EXTRAS

Orchestra of the CNT in Zagreb

Music leader

Stage manager

OPERA CHOIR

Sopranos

Altos

Ballet