AN ANCIENT LEGEND OF TRAGIC LOVE ON THE POEM OF A.S. PUSHKIN
THE FOUNTAIN OF BAKHCHISARAI
A splendid ballet in two acts, choreographed by Konstantin Ivanov to music by Boris Asafyev. The libretto is based on the 1823 poem of the same title by Alexander Pushkin
The literary basis of the ballet was the poem of the same name by A.S. Pushkin, which A. Pushkin himself wrote on the basis of the ancient legend about the Bakhchisarai fountain, otherwise called the Fountain of Tears or Sif-Sibim - on the territory of the Khan's palace in Bakhchisarai.

The ballet was staged for the first time in 1934 on the stage of the Leningrad Opera and Ballet Theater (Mariinsky Theater) by Rostislav Zakharov. It was the first ballet and drama performance of the Soviet era.

In the production of Konstantin Ivanov, the features of the choreodrama are reduced to a minimum, classical ballet reigns on the stage. The "Bakhchisarai Fountain" of the Mari Theater is a grand ballet with luxurious decorations, costumes, many dances and magnificent duets.
This ballet will be presented at Summer Ballet Seasons 2021 by Mari State Opera and Ballet Theatre, July 3.
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