Ballet in two acts after the novel by Lev Tolstoy.
Anna Karenina is the tragic story of a married aristocrat/socialite and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up by her brother’s unbridled womanizing — something that prefigures her own later situation, though she would experience less tolerance by others. A bachelor, Vronsky is eager to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities, and Karenin’s indecision. Although Vronsky and Anna go to Italy, where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky’s reassurances, she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity, fearing loss of control.
Ulyana Lopatkina: Anna Karenina | Victor Baranov : Alexei Karenin | Andrei Ermakov: Count Vronsky | Svetlana Ivanova: Princess Shcherbatskaya (Kitty) | Dmitry Pykhachov : Stepan Oblonsky (Steve) | Xenia Ostreikovskaya: Daria Oblonskaya (Dolly) | Filipp Stepin: Konstantin Levin | Sofia Gumerova : Princess Betsy | Mariinsky Theatre Ballet and Orchestra
Music: Rodion Shchedrin Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Musical direction: Valery Gergiev
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Mariinsky Theatre, in association with Mezzo
Running Time : 1x90'
Production Year : 2014
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HD CAM, Digibeta 16/9