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Mister X

04 March 2016, Friday, 19:00

Operetta in two acts by Imre Kalman

Libretto - Julius Brammer and Alfred Grunwald
Russian text — Alexander Preis and Nikolay Yanet
Lyrics — Alexander Preis and Olga Fadeeva
Director — national artist of Russia Alexander Belinsky
Musical leader — national artist of Russia Stanislav Gorkovenko
Set design by — honoured art-designer of Russia Vyacheslav Okunev
Costume designer — Natalia Zuzykevich
Ballet master — honoured worker of arts of Russia Kirill Laskari
Conductor — Maksim Alekseev

Opening night of the performance took place on 30th of October 1995.

“How is it possible not to love circus? How is it possible to be bored in circus?” – exclaim one of the characters of the operetta. Just in the circus, the famous Saint-Petersburg circus Chinezelli take place the main events of the famous operetta by Imre Kalman which he named “The princess of the circus”.

Noble but poor hero – mister X, a circus acrobat, has to hide his true name. His love to the Russian princess Teodora Palinskaya is an amazingly romantic story. In the operetta are opposed the brotherhood of the circus artists living according to the law of friendship and honor to the soulless high society which thinks that a man is paltry if he isn’t reach and doesn’t have ascendancy in the society.

The acute dramatic conflict arising between heroes turns to be just the unfortunate misunderstanding. In the finale of the operetta the arrogant beauty Theodora and mysterious mister X at last join their hearts.

Characters and Performers:

Katazhina Matskevich

laureate of "Golden Sofit" award,
laureate of International competitions


Viktor Krivonos
national artist of Russia


Albert Pankov
honoured artist of Russia

Mister X

Andrey Danilov
laureate of International competition


Anna Bulgak

laureate of International competition


Alexandr Lenogov

laureate of International competition


Zoya Vinogradova
national actress of Russia
laureate of "Golden mask" Award


Pavel Grigoryev

double of Mister X

Anton Stepanov


Vitaly Golovkin
Yaroslav Shvarev
Alexander Shaporov
Anton Stepanov
Andrey Kaznacheev
Pavel Grishin

The performance is recommended for viewers aged 12 and above