Spartakus

Aram Chačaturjan

A ballet based on the libretto by Nikolai Volkov introduces an unforgettable event in Roman history.

A ballet based on the libretto by Nikolai Volkov introduces an unforgettable event in Roman history - the slave revolt in 71 BC and the name of its leader, Spartacus. Aram Khachaturian managed to portray the image of this hero and the atmosphere of ancient life in a ballet in which emotional and lyrical scenes contrast with the combative passion of tyrants and the oppressed. The ballet in Spartacus requires an extraordinary interpretive exertion of the dancers and it is performed only by advanced companies around the world. The soloist from the JK Tyl Theatre ballet company, Richard Ševčík, won the Thalia Award for the leading role in Spartacus.

Premiere on 15 November 2014 at the Grand Theatre.