Unique, world-class circus acts.
Moskovskaya Pravda (Russia)
The most unusual and risk-filled production ever.
Mr. Soldevila deserves credit for finding a unique correlation of music and circus in which neither art form overtakes the other.
The audience is transfixed.
Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Russia)
Muscovites have never before seen such a bright and risk-filled show.
Argumenty i fakty (Russia)
Incredibly beautiful and unique acrobatics that can been seen—perhaps for the first time—not in a circus ring, but on the stage of a theatre.
Komsomolskaya Pravda (Russia)
A unique correlation of music and circus in which neither art form overtakes the other.
PLAYING MAY 22
A contemporary version of the cult operetta The Circus Princess.
Written in 1926 by Imre Kalman, the operetta ’”The Circus Princess’’ has known many talented versions and many theatrical and cinematic fates.
In 2016, the Musical Theatre of Moscow paired with The 7 Fingers to tell the audience its own version of the story, a story of despair, resentment, love and hope. In this telling, our senses are sharpened by danger of circus arts. Existing stereotypes are broken down as the operetta is transformed into a complete performance synthesizing several genres: operetta, musical theatre, dance and contemporary circus.
Theatre actors perform together with circus artists in a unique and inventive staging by Sébastien Soldevila (the 7 Fingers). The show incorporates a cast of forty artists including actors, singers, acrobats, and dancers, and an orchestra of fifteen musicians. In addition to the staging of the show, the 7 Fingers designed the set, costumes, and lighting.
The Circus Princess is nominated in 4 categories for the prestigious Russian awards : Operetta-Musical Best Production, Best Director, Best Actor, and best supporting actress.
Now opening its 4th season, The Circus Princess has had more performances than any show in the history of the Moscow Musical Theatre. Here director Sebastien Soldevila speaks of the genesis and process of this ambitious collaboration.
Age 12 +
Music Imre Kalman
Author of the libretto Sebastian Soldevila (Les 7 Doigts), Marina Shvydkaya, Alexei Ivashchenko
Direction Sebastian Soldevila (Les 7 Doigts), Marina Shvydkaya
Choreography Geneviève Dorion-Coupal
Chroreography assistance Natalya Terekhova
Scenography Olivier Landreville
Light Eric Champoux
Music Arrangement Yuri Poteenko
Costumes Nick Velehzhaninova
Make-up Marina Dyakov
Technical Direction Lina Polonskaya
Executive Production Alisa Aleshchenko
C.E.O. Alexander Novikov
Production David Smelyansky
Artistic Direction Mikhail Chvydkaï