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Spartacus

29 July—10 August 2019
Main Stage

The Bolshoi Ballet opens its Covent Garden season with Yuri Grigorovich’s sensational production of a Russian favourite.

When to see it

Background

The Bolshoi Ballet return to the Royal Opera House for another exciting three-week season of spectacular ballets presented by Victor Hochhauser, beginning with Yuri Grigorovich’s Spartacus.

This sensational staging, first performed in London in 1969, is a Bolshoi classic, displaying the energy and power of the company’s male dancers.

Spartacus leads his rebellion of gladiators and slaves against the rule of empire in ancient Rome – an epic uprising that brings marching battalions, mortal combat and heroic death scenes.

Performing Khachaturian’s thrilling music, the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre accompany these performances.