Music

Anna Karenina

ballet in two acts

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Libretto by Valeriy Pecheykin
Costune and Sets Designer: Tom Pye
Music Director: Scott Speck

 

Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and Australian Ballet

The world premiere took place on February 13, 2019 at Auditorium Theater (Chicago, IL).

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"This striking, steamy, seductive ballet is a masterpiece… The music composed by Ilya Demutsky, one of the most sought-after composers in the world, is a real star of the production" - The Guardian (read here)

 

"Demustky’s score… perfectly expresses the emotional turmoil of Tolstoy’s story ...terrific score" - Dance Australia (read here)

 

"Movements are complemented beautifully by an original score for the work, composed by Ilya Demutsky. Throughout the performance, the ballet plays a delicate dance between modernism and classicism, love and loss, minimalism and opulence, the abstract and the familiar. It was mesmerizing, so much so that time moved quickly for a story that is more emotional than focused on a fast-paced plot" - ThirdCoastReview (read here)

 

Nureyev

ballet in two acts

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Libretto by Kirill Serebrennikov
Director and Designer: Kirill Serebrennikov
Costume Designer: Elena Zaitseva
Music Director: Anton Grishanin

Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), Historic Stage

The world premiere took place on December 9, 2017.

The Seagull

ballet in four acts

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Libretto by Alexander Molochnikov
Director: Alexander Molochnikov

Designer: Tom Pye
Costume Designer: Emma Ryott
Light Designer: David Finn
Music Director: Anton Grishanin

Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), New Stage

The world premiere took place on July 1, 2021.

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Gabrielle Chanel

ballet in one act

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Libretto and direction: Alexei Frandetti
Set design: Maria Tregubova
Costume Design: Chanel
Music Director: Pavel Klinichev

General Producer: Yuri Baranov

MuzArts Foundation

The world premiere took place on June 22, 2019 at Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), Historic Stage

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A Hero of Our Time,
ballet in two acts

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Director, Designer and Author of Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov
Costume Designers: Elena Zaitseva, Kirill Serebrennikov
Music Director: Anton Grishanin

Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), New Stage

The world premiere took place on July 22, 2015.

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Black Square

opera in two acts

Idea by Igor Konyukhov
Libretto by Olga Maslova and Igor Konyukhov

Music Director and Conductor: Ilya Demutsky



The world premiere took place on November 28, 2018 at New Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow)

 

“Black Square acknowledges artistic response to that era’s large-scale upheaval while allowing us to sense ongoing relevance. Demutsky evokes, in a contemporary way, some of the rhythmic incision and colorful flair of several well-known Soviet musicians. The libretto cautions against political manipulation, and contains much that is bizarre, leveraging ironic distance while suggesting that stable kinds of meaning are elusive”

— Katherine Syer, for Lyric Theatre quarterly newletter, January 2018

 

“ Black Square is an English-language, avant-garde opera, created first and foremost for American audiences: not a museum piece but a new work of theatre, intended to bring something of Kruchenykh and Malevich to life today, simultaneously moving and delighting contemporary audiences.”

— Jessica Hinds-Bond, for The Theatre Times, December 2017

 

“With music by Ilya Demutsky and libretto by Olga Maslova and Igor Konyukhov, the opera is a two-act futuristic tragicomedy that “mixes intellectual traditions of Russian avant-garde and fast pacing style of an action thriller.” The work is reportedly inspired by the 1913 opera “Victory over the Sun.””

— David Salazar for Opera Wire, November 2018

Optimistic Tragedy,
ballet in one act

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Sest Design: Alexander V. Nichols
Costume Designer: Mark Zappone
Music Director: Martin West

San Francisco Ballet

The world premiere took place on January 26, 2017

 

"Ilya Demutsky’s commissioned score, a gorgeous, soaring composition packed with emotion and soul" - San Francisco Chronicle (read here)

 

"Ilya Demutsky’s commissioned score, a gorgeous, soaring composition packed with emotion and soul" - Bachtrack.com (read here)

 

"...the haunting score by Russian composer Ilya Demutsky — that were the ballet’s true heroes" - The Mercury News (read here)

Violin Concerto

Commissioned by Vadim Repin and Trans-Siberian Art Festival

 

Violin: Vadim Repin

Conductor: Alexey Rubin

Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra


The world premiere took place on March 21, 2022