Traditional fairy tale ballet
What better way to end the week than in a beautiful theater enjoying a fairy tale ballet beloved since childhood? Chances are you won’t need to brush up on the libretto to follow this classic version of Cinderella in a production by Oleg Vinogradov under the musical direction of Felix Korobov. Danced by Natalia Kleimenova as Cinderella, Denis Dmitriev as the handsome Prince, with Maria Bek as an inspired, light and airy Fairy, this is a performance that pleases both purists and more adventurous ballet lovers. Dress up, take the kids and have a thoroughly delightful evening. The performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
140th anniversary performance
On Wed. Jan. 18, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall will be the venue for the 140th anniversary of the first performance of “Swan Lake.” Composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the romantic tale of enchanted princesses, a handsome prince and a test of fidelity has been favorite of ballet and music-lovers.This performance is of the music alone played by the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and conducted by the accomplished and emotional Vladimir Fedoseyev. Given the anniversary, it promises to be a stellar event.