Spartacus | © E. Fetisova Spartacus | © E. Fetisova

Composer Aram Khachaturyan

Choreographer Yuri Grigorovich

Set designer Simon Virsaladze

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

After the novel of the same name by Raffaello Giovagnolli with ideas from the scenario by Nikolai Volkov

Music director Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Conductor Pavel Klinichev

Spartacus is Bolshoi to the core. A hymn to pulse-raising male dancing created specifically to showcase the company, this ballet with its shackled slaves confronting the might of ancient Rome boldly depicts the triumph of the human spirit. Yuri Grigorovich’s choreography, set to Khachaturian’s lush score, is painted in bold, broad strokes and has long been a favorite of ballet fans around the world.

“One of the Bolshoi Ballet's great international hits.”

New York Times on Spartacus

This performance is approximately two hours and 45 minutes, with two intermissions.

Spartacus Cast

July 25, 27
Mikhail Lobukhin (Spartacus), Alexander Volchkov (Crassus), Svetlana Zakharova (Aegina), Anna Nikulina (Phyrgia), Denis Savin (Gladiator)

July 26
Denis Rodkin (Spartacus), Vladislav Lantratov (Crassus), Ekaterina Krysanova (Aegina), Maria Vinogradova (Phyrgia), Anton Savichev (Gladiator)

The Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra


July 25–27
David H. Koch Theater

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