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Tribute to the Grimald, a special show by Ballet du Théâtre de Bolchoï in Monaco

côte d'azur | …events

25 May 2015

"Tribute to Grimaldi" is a series of events, by invitation only with the aim to expose the Russian artistic expression in the noblest sense of the term, such that it has always been welcomed, supported and protected in the Principality by the ruling family.

This project is part of the official program of the Year of Russia in Monaco. A sequence of events desired by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II that celebrates the history and culture common to these two countries.

The 2015 program includes three prestigious gala evenings and shows the work of two theaters that are globally admired the Moscow Bolshoi and the Mariinsky in St. Petersburg.

The first gala "Tribute to Grimaldi" was held on 23 April, in the "Salle Empire", the historic hall of the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, whose opulent decor dates from 1865. The stars of the opera Mariinsky Theatre Olga Pudova Irina Shishkova, Iliya Selivanov - sublime in their performance- were accompanied by renowned pianist Larisa Gergieva.

Among the prestigious guests, there were the Crown Prince of Montenegro and Macedonia Stephen, Prince Lobanov-Rostovsky, the Prince de Polignac, Count Pierre Cheremetieff, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in France SE Alexander Orlov, the Archimandrite Aleksandr, rector of the Orthodox Church of St. Nicolas in Nice, Stéphane Renault, the sculptor Matteo Mornar, Fashion Designate Isabell Kristensen and several figures representing the Monegasque society.

The second Gala will take place on May 28th in the magnificent Salle Belle Epoque Belle Epoque jewel of what the Hermitage Hotel. This event will celebrate the Art of Ballet with the highly anticipated participation of stars of the Bolshoi - Anna Tikomirova, Artem Ovcharenko, Kristina Karaseva and Dmitry Ekaterinin, led by artistic director Sergei Filin of the Bolshoi. The pianist Larisa Gergieva return to accompany the wonderful Opera singers from the Mariinsky Theatre. Fashion designer Isabell Kristensen will dress the famous dancers of the Bolshoi and the presenter of the evening, the elegant actress Agata Gotova.

Some quotes:

"Later in my life, I can say I was lucky to live these extraordinary moments during the" Tribute to Grimaldi "_ Prince de Polignac.

"We have created exclusive and intimate moments where everybody turned to the beauty and joy of art. We want to continue this tradition for years to come." Andrey _ Marudenko founder of "Tribute to Grimaldi."