From Bolshoi to Belfast: The Theatre of Costume — UK & Irish Premiere!


The globally recognised Bolshoi has come together with the Russian Museum of Ethnography to curate a show that tells the story of how the traditional costumes of the people are reimagined in the famous 20th-century ballet and opera designs.

Combining costumes never seen before outside Russia with designs that have been showcased in the fashion capitals of Europe, this exhibition has been created especially for Belfast as part of UK—Russia Year of Culture.

The Theatre of Costume will attempt to capture the drama of the Bolshoi as evocative images and sounds surround the costumes to help bring to life the breathtaking beauty and intrigue of Russian culture that has helped set the Bolshoi apart as one of the leading, world class arts companies for over 200 years.
Presented by Belfast City Council.

10am—5pm Daily (Late Night—9pm Wed & Thurs)
Closes: 13 Dec 2014

D. Shostakovich’s Katerina Izmailova. Scene from the opera and the chorus artist’s costume.

Designer Valery Levental. 1980.

Berendei’s costume
to N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s
opera The Snow Maiden.
Designer Alexander Vasiliev. 1978.

Maria’s costume to P. Tchaikovsky’s
Mazeppa opera.
Designer Nicholas Benois. 1986 г.

Fevronia’s costume to N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s
opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia.
Designer Nina Vinogradova-Benois. 1983.

N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tale of Tsar Saltan.
Scene from the opera and the chorus artist’s costume.

Designer Nikolai Zolotarev.
1986 .