Now, the choreographer and director Alla Sigalova has resolved to return Poor Liza to the stage and, in so doing, the chamber opera for two voices (soprano and tenor) has been transformed into a choreographic duet. Playing the parts are Andrei Merkuryev, a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre, and actress Chulpan Khamatova.
In Sigalova's version the action takes place in a contemporary movie theatre. Two people a he and a she have come to a midnight showing and they are the last ones left in the house. Strange and unexpected things begin to happen when Desyatnikov's music begins to play reality is distorted, images begin to come to life on screen and, before we know it, we have lost track of where film gives way to theatre, and where music arises out of dance…
In this creative, boldly experimental Poor Liza, Karamzin's sentimentality and Desyatnikov's delicate
Winner of Golden Mask National Theatre Award (2010) in the nominations modern dance (best production) and best male part in ballet (Andrei Merkuriev).
Duration 1 h 30 min (without intermission)