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19 June, Saturday

Ufa   °

Theatrical costumes defile from "Don Quixote" opera will take place in Ufa


On May 14, the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theater will host a show of theatrical costumes from the premiere of Jules Massenet's opera Don Quixote. Opera designer and costume designer — Ivan Skladchikov (Moscow).

In total, about 300 costumes were made for the new production. The employees of the sewing and prop workshops supervised by Natalya Vasilyeva and Albert Enikeev made them manually. More than 100 pairs of shoes were sewn specially for the performance (fashion designers — Mikhail and Elena Efimov). In addition to the costumes, over 200 hats were made.

When creating costumes, Ivan Skladchikov was inspired by the history of Spain in the late 16th — early 17th centuries. All costumes for the opera have a historical cut, made in the style of Spanish Mannerism.

The defile will be attended by artists of the opera and ballet teams, the theater choir. The defile was directed by Elena Lukmanova. Musical arrangement — Nikolay Popov (Moscow).

The premiere of the Don Quixote opera will take place on May 16, 18 and 19. The production will be the directorial debut of Askar Abdrazakov, People's Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan, laureate of the Onegin National Opera Prize.

The show in theatrical costumes will be the second in the history of the theater, the first show of costumes (which was also designed by Ivan Skladchikov) was held in 2019 before the premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Attila.

/translated by Tatiana Aksyutina
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