Alexandrinsky Theater, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Director: Nicholay Roschin
Russian with simultanious hungarian translation. Suitable for audiences 16 years of age and older!
2 hours, without breaks.
The drama The Raven is based on a “fiaba” (a theater tale with a tragic-comic story) by the same name (Il Corvo), written in 1762 by Carlo Gozzi, the famous Italian dramatist, a contemporary and rival of Goldoni. The director, Nickolay Roshchin, has produced dramas by Gozzi before. In 2001, he directed The Stag King. The production was praised as one of the most striking interpretations of a work by Gozzi ever to have been performed in Russia. It won the Smoktunovsky Prize and the Award of the Moscow Critics Association.
This production of The Raven is free of superficial “Italian” clichés and the playful, carnival, improvisatory style of the commedia dell’arte. Instead, it reveals the deeper interpretive layers of the play, bringing its dramatic quality to the surface. Like Gozzi’s other dramas, The Raven ushers the audience into a world that is rich with complex and fantastic events and unusual passions. The story presents a cavalcade of love, devotion, friendship and magic that is sometimes mirthful and amusing and sometimes oppressive, a procession that is seasoned with scenes involving characters hidden behind masks, strange spectacles, and expressive movements and gestures.
Színészek/actors: Victor Smirnov, Tikhon Zhiznevsky, Valentin Zakharov, Alexander Polamishev, Yelena Nemzer, Polina Teplyakova, Alexey Panichev, Dmitry Belov, Sergey Sidorenko
Zenészek/Musicians: Timofey Gavrilov, Inna Andreyeva, Dmitry Zotin, Givi Sarkisyan, Alexander Shcherbakov
Díszlet/Set design: Nickolay Roshchin
Zeneszerző, az előadás zenei vezetője/Music and sound design: Ivan Volkov
Maszkok, jelmezek, kellék/Masks, costumes, accessories: Andrei Kalinyn, Ekaterina Koptyayeva, Nickolay Roshchin
Világítástervező/Lighting designer: Artyom Prikhodov
Hangmérnök/Sound engineer: Kirill Shirobokov