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The Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age | Torn between two lovers

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Nina Kaptsova (Rita) and Ruslan Skvortsov (Boris), in The Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘TheGolden Age’. Contributed

Set in a seaside town in the south of Russia, The Golden Age is a satirical take on the political and cultural change in 1920s Europe.

The Golden Age cabaret is a popular nightly haunt where Rita, a young dancer, and her partner, Jacques, entertain. Rita is unaware of Jacques’ double life as Yashka, a gang leader of bandits, and when a young fisherman, Boris, falls in love with her, she finds herself torn between her love interests

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich.

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich.

Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman.