Bolshoi Ballet 2018-19 Season

The Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow returns to the Cape Cinema big screen for another season. Join us for seven wonderful productions from November into May, captured live the same day and broadcast here for you to see! Shows marked (Encore) are broadcast from past performances. Additional details of each production will be added as we recieve it. All shows begin at 1 pm.


Individual Tickets: Adults: $18 | Seniors: $16 | Children: $10



La Bayadere

January 20th

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love.

La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption. A must-see theatrical event.

Running time: 200 minutes
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The Sleeping Beauty (Encore)

March 10th

On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell.

A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.

Running time: 170 minutes
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The Golden Age (Encore)

April 7th

In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka.

With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!

Running time: 140 minutes
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Carmen Suite / Petrushka

May 19th

Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle.

The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.

Running time: 140 minutes
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