Lolita, musical

St Petersburg’s LDM Novaya Stsena theatre

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival
24. August 2021
8.30 pm
Congress Square
49 €, 39 €, 29 €

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  • Russian musical in the performance of LDM Novaya Stsena Theatre from St. Peterburg
  • Excellent performance with perfect costumography and scene
  • Video-projections in 3D, which give visitors the impression of cinematic visual dimensions with live performers
  • One of the most thrilling stories of the 20th Century

Author and producer:  Irina Afanasyeva
Music, arrangements and sound: Anton Tanonov
Director: Irina Afanasyeva
Choreographic concept: Anastasia Melnikova
Choreographer: Svyatoskav Melnikov
Set design and costume design: Irina Afanasyeva
Set design:: Sofia Tyuremnova

Lolita: Evdokia Malevskaya
Oswald Rayner (Humbert): Denis Kiriakov
Lolita’s mother Anna: Natalia Faerman 
The soul of Lolita: Sofia Rozdestvenskaya
Gregory: Vsevolod Makarov
Young Gregory: Anton Avdeyev
Madam Ju-Ju: Margarita Kolganova
Felix: Nikolai Soldatkin
Demon: Sergei Hudyakov

Ballet dancers: Sofia Rozdestvenskaya, Ariana Kabanova

Dancing Troupe of the Jagger Professional Dance School

Following its stunning Ljubljana debut with a spectacular The Master and Margarita and an unconventional Eugene Onegin, St Petersburg’s LDM Novaya Stsena theatre returns to Slovenia with a brilliant masterpiece of sensuality, fateful love and eroticism. The musical Lolita has little in common with Vladimir Nabokov’s eponymous novel about a perverse and tragic romance between a middle-aged man and his juvenile stepdaughter. All they have in common is the destructive love that can ruin us and lead into darkness and horror. The musical is the creation of an international co-production team with singing stars from Russian musical theatre and a magnificent corps de ballet, featuring stunning choreography, dazzling costumes and an innovative interactive backdrop with special visual effects. The story is set in the last few sunny days of the golden age of Russia before the outbreak of the revolution that led to the disintegration of the empire. Lolita is a symbol of purity, a forbidden fruit, a promised paradise with a vault of hellfire rising above it. It is a frightening love that leads to death.

The musical is not suitable for persons under the age  of 18. It will be performed in Russian and English with Slovene surtitles.

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