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Tanz der Vampire (Dance of Vampires)

01 October 2016, Saturday, 19:00
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Musical in two acts by Jim Steinman

The Winner of the "Golden Sofit" and "Golden Mask" Awards

Russian text Susanna Tsuruk
Original version direction Roman Polanski (France, Poland)
Production director Cornelius Baltus (Holland)

Choreography of original version and Vienesse version 2009
Dennis Callahan (USA)
Production designer, costume, make-up & wigs  —
Kentaur (Hungary)
Musical supervisor, arrangements   —
Michael Reed (Great Britain)
Steve Margoshes
Music Director and conductor
Alexey Nefedov (Russia)
Original light design
Hugh Vanstone (Great Britain)
Light design recreated for Saint-Petersburg
Chris Hirst & Matt Daw
Sound director
Michael Habla (Austria)
Assistant musical supervisor
Berndt Steixner (Austria)
Music Director's Assistant and Vocal pedagogue
Elena Bulanova (Russia)
Assistant directors
Brigitte Derks (Holland) 
Assistant choreographer  —
Vanni Viscusi (Italy)
Wig & make up supervisor
Karine Uvjen (Belgium)




Opening night of the performance took place on 3rd of September 2011.

Famous production, a real hit in musical world, musical “Tanz der Vampire” for the first time in Russia was produced on the stage of our theatre.

One of the most profound film directors Roman Polanski made movie for the popular at those time theme about vampires. Director has created especially beautiful film in which lyricism, mystery and disquieting presentiments are adjoined by humor.

Movie of Polanski was such a success that idea to create musical based on its material arose. This intention was realized by famous composer, co-author of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman and author of librettos Michael Kunze. On 4th of October 1997 opening night of “Tanz der Vampire” took place in Viennese theatre “Raimund”, it was such a success that theatres of various countries became interested in the show. 12 years later Cornelius Baltus realized direction of new version “Tanz der Vampire”, opening of new version took place on 17th of September 2009 on the stage of “Ronacher” theatre.

Nowadays “Tanz der Vampire” is staged in 10 cities of Europe.

Professor Abronsius and his young assistant Alfred are trying in vain to safe people of Transylvanian small village from vampire, mysterious count von Krolock, and his huge retinue. Demonic attraction of count casts a spell over people and they taking the risk to yield to temptation turn into vampires.

Based on the film "The Fearless Vampire Killers"
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. and Turner Entertainment Co.

Original staging was carried out in Vienna in 1997 VBW (Incorporated Theatres of Vienna) with Roman Polanski, Andrew Braunsberg and Rudi Klausnittser.

Original Production: Vereinigte Bühnen Wien GmbH
Worldwide Stage Rights: VBW International GmbH
Linke Wienzeile 6, A – 1060 Vienna, Austria,,

Characters and Performers:
Count von Krolock

Ivan Ozhogin
laureate of "Golden Mask" award

Professor Abronsius

Rostislav Kolpakov

Alfred, his assistant

Sergey Denisov


Elena Gazaeva

Chagal, innkeeper, her father

Alexander Sukhanov

Rebecca, his wife

Manana Gogitidze
laureate of "Golden Mask" award

Magda, maidservant

Natalia Dievskaya

Herbert, Krolocks son

Kirill Gordeev

Koukol, Krolocks servant

Sergey Sorokin

Dubles (ballet)

Denis Aliev (Krolock, Professor)
Irina Satukova (Sarah)
Alexander Kanev (Alfred)

Soloists for Nightmare Scene

Vitaly Golovkin
Anton Avdeev

Female ensemble

Oxana Voytovich
Elizaveta Belousova
Agata Vavilova
Irina Tumanova
Darya Kozhina

Male ensemble

Vitaly Golovkin
Sergey Denisov
Igor Krol
Arseniy Skurihin
Vasiliy Gluhov
Rostislav Kolpakov


Eugenia Vorobyeva
Maria Reshavskaya
Sergey Sorokin
Anton Avdeev

Female ballet

Anna Gorbunova (dance captain)
Natalia Burtasova
Anna Pauk
Irina Satukova
Viktoria Vyatkina
Elena Shpanova
Olga Dedik (swing)

Male ballet

Amarby Tzikushev
Denis Aliev
Ivan Dremin
Alexander Kanev
Sergey Korzhavin
Alexander Safronov

The performance is recommended for viewers aged 18 and above