CHRISTMAS Gennady( Art Director-General)
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Biography CHRISTMAS Gennady
One of the greatest conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky (rod.1931) made its debut at the Bolshoi Theater in 1951, Tchaikovsky's ballet "Sleeping Beauty".
In 1954 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory conducting (class of Professor N. Anosov). From 1951 to 1960 he worked in the theater ballet conductor. He conducted all current ballet repertoire. Participated in the ballet P. Shchedrin's Humpbacked Horse "(choreographer A. Radunsky, 1960).
From 1965 to 1970 he was principal conductor of the Bolshoi Theater. The repertoire of the conductor at the theater was very large - about 40 operas and ballets. He participated in the ballet "Spartacus" by A. Khachaturian (choreographer S. Grigorovich, 1968), "Carmen Suite" Zh.Bize-R.Schedrina (choreographer A. Alonso, 1967), "The Nutcracker" P. Tchaikovsky (choreographer S. Grigorovich, 1966) and other. Gennady Rozhdestvensky put a number of operas for the first time on the Russian stage. Among them - "The human voice" F. And Poulenc's "Midsummer Night's Dream" B. Britten
. Thinly feeling style, . idea of artistic works, . every time inspired by the desire to unravel the author's intention to end and seamlessly merge with, . Christmas, . for all bright-cut identity conducting handwriting, . possesses the rare ability for creative transformation, . creating a very different performances of nowhere and in no way replicate even once found happy solutions,
1970 - Lenin Prize for his work on the ballet A. Khachaturian's "Spartacus".
1976 - People's Artist of USSR
1990 - Hero of Socialist Labor
From 1961 to 1974 - chief conductor and artistic director of the orchestra of Soviet radio and television Central.
From 1974 to 1977 - Conductor of the Stockholm Symphony Orchestra. Since 1992 - Chief Conductor.
In 1978 he returned to opera conductor at the Bolshoi Theater. Parallel works (1978 - 1981gg.) With the orchestra "the BBC in London. In 1982 he leaves the theater and became chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of USSR Ministry of Culture, where he worked until 1992.
In 1974 - 1985 years of music director of the Moscow Chamber Musical Theater, n / p Pokrovsky.
Gennady Rozhdestvensky is a professor of the Moscow Conservatory (1976). He is an honorary member of the Swedish Royal Academy (1975) and Honorary Academician of the British Royal Academy of Music (1984).
September 1, 2000 order of the Ministry of Culture of Russia Gennady Rozhdestvensky appointed by the artistic director of the Bolshoi Theater.