John Basset Theatre @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Musical director Alexey Goribol
Set designer Nikolai Simonov
Choreographer & Stage Director Alla Sigalova
Music by Leonid Desyatnikov
Erast: Andrey Merkuriev
Liza: Chulpan Khamatova
“Poor Liza” is a classic love story by Nikolay Karamzin about seduction, betrayal and social conflict that found its new life with the contemporary production by The State Theatre of Nations( Russia) featuring Russia’s most renowned actress Chulpan Khamatova and leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theater Andrey Merkuriev.
In “Poor Liza,” choreographer and stage director Alla Sigalova and composer Leonid Desyatnikov present a new, modern take on Russian classic Nikolay Karamzin’s 18th century love story about seduction, betrayal and social conflict. Showing the immortality and transcendence of these themes through generations, this contemporary rendition features Chulpan Khamatova, one of the most talented and renowned Russian actresses of today, and Andrey Merkuriev, the leading soloist of the legendary Bolshoi Theater. Together, through the combination of theatre and dance, this celebrated team pushes the limits of both in a production by The State Theatre of Nations, Russia.
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