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Carlo Gozzi

The Raven 16

Based on the fairytale of the same title by Carlo Gozzi

The Raven

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


Nicholay Roschin

Main Stage

Nicholay Roschin

Nicholay Roschin is a director, set designer and actor. Since 2006, he has served as the art director of the Moscow theatre "A.R.T.O.". Born in 1974, in 1997 he graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts - State Institute of Theatre Arts, where he studied under A.V. Borodin, among others. In the course of his studies at the Institute of Theatrical Arts, he set up a creative group called Ship of Fools. In 1998, their first performance, a composition entitled "The Beekeepers. A Parable after Bruegel”, garnered them the Moscow Debuts Festival prize for best production debut on the professional stage. Today, Roschin participates in an array of theatre festivals and holds a number of professional awards. He has also authored several performances created at the Meyerhold Centre (Moscow) as part of art research programmes dedicated to practical learning of the art of staging. In 2003, he studied psychophysical training for the stage on the basis of the methods of Tadashi Suzuki at the Performing Arts Centre (Japan) and the methods of Theodoros Terzopoulos (Greece). He taught a Master’s course for stage directors at the Meyerhold Centre and also held courses at the Studio School of the Moscow Academic Art Theatre. In 2005–2009, he taught acting and directing at the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute.

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