Princess Turandot (1963)
 
 
Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Калаф - Василий Лановой

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Адельма - Людмила Максакова

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Тарталья - Николай Гриценко

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Панталоне - Юрий Яковлев

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Бригелла - Михаил Ульянов

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Бригелла - Владимир Этуш

 
Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Барах - Вячеслав Шалевич

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Алтоум - Владимир Шлезингер

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Труффальдино - Эрнст Зорин

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Слуга просцениума - Михаил Воронцов

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Калаф - Василий Лановой

Адельма - Людмила Максакова

 
Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Турандот - Марианна Вертинская

Принцесса Турандот (1963)  

Зелима - Екатерина Райкина

 
 
 
 

A production of Evgeniy Vakhtangov of 1922. In 1963 R. N. Simonov reopened the performance with the best skills of the news generation of actors — Yu. Borisova, N. Gritsenko, M. Ulyanov, Yu. Yakovlev, L. Maksakova.

The intention of the production of Evgeniy Vakhtangov was clearly defined by P. Markov: “it’s not a fairy tale about the cruel princess Turandot that actors have to play in this performance. It’s not just the content of this fairy tale that they must bring to spectators — but this very contemporary attitude to her, their irony, their smile at the address of the tragic contents of the fairy tale merged with love for her — this is what has to appear as the new contents of the performance. It’s not the fabulous world that has to appear on the stage, but the theatrical world. The representation of the fairy tale has to appear on the stage. Everything in this performance must sound as an improvisation. The stagecraft is the axis on which the performance must turn”.

For years to come this performance has become the standard of the theatre, a touchstone for many young actors, like it was at the times of E. Vakhtangov. Generations change, and the performance is still living on this stage.

Production

Eugeniy Vakhtangov

Reproduction

Ruben Simonov

Reproduction Decorator

Meley Vinogradov

Decorator

Ignatiy Nivinskiy

Translation

Mikhail Osorgin

Characters:
Altoum,

Chinese emperor

Mikhail Dadyko

Turandot,

Chinese princess his daughter

Yulia Borisova

Adelma,

Tatar duchess, Turandot’s slave

Lyudmila Maksakova

Zelima,

Turandot’s slave

Ekaterina Raykina

Skirina,

Zelima’s mother

Irina Bunina

Timur,

knight of Astrakhan

Anatoly Katsynsky

Qualaf

his son

Vasiliy Lanovoy

Barakh (Gassan),

Quallaf’s tutor

Harry Dunts

Ismail

Eugeny Fedorov

Pantalone,

Altoum’s secretary

Yury Yakovlev

Tartalia,

Great Chancellor

Nikolai Gritsenko

Truffaldino,

Turandot ‘s harem master

Maxim Grekov

Brigella,

head of the guard

Mikhail Ulyanov

Wiseman,

Divan members

Anatoliy Borisov

Mikhail Zharkovsky

Ernst Zorin

Vladimir Kolchin

Vladimir Shlezinger

Turandot’s slaves

Elena Dobronravova

Alla Parfanyak

Agnessa Peterson

Marianna Vertinskaya

Alla Demidova

Z. Tsakhilova

A. Chernova

Slaves

Nikolai Gladkov

Nadir Malishevskiy

Backstage servants

Mikhail Vorontsov

Nina Nehlopchenko

Darya Peshkova

L. Snezkova

N. Korneva

L. Savelova