Ballet Company Of The Lithuanian National Opera

The court ballet in Lithuania was started in the 16th century. At the same time dance was encouraged at school theatres too (e.g. at the Vilnius College founded in 1570, which in 1579 was reorganized into the Vilnius University, at the Kraziai College and the Kaunas College, founded in the 17th century). Latin school drama, which survived more than 200 years, united all the branches of the arts. Traditional plots as well as taken from Lithuanian history were danced then.

On September 4, 1636 drama musicale Il ratto di Helena by playwright Virgilio Puccitellia and unknown composer was staged at the court theatre in Vilnius. The court theatre of Lithuania's Grand Duke and Poland's King Ladislaus Vaza, which had already performed in both capitals Warsaw and Vilnius, produced the premiere. There were 20 dancers in the theatre.

The ballet became particularly popular in the middle of the 18th century. Dramas, called ballets, were produced at the Vilnius University. The nobles of Lithuania supported ballet troupes and ballet schools, directed by Italian and French ballet masters. Then there were 10 theatres at the courts working for longer or shorter period of time. They survived up to the beginning of the 19th century. At the public town theatres, founded in Vilnius and Klaipeda in 1785, ballet has little developed. However, during the 19th century the ballet in Lithuania was extremely enriched by the guest performances of French, Italian, later Russian ballet troupes.

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Persons

  • Adigamova, Nailia
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Armalis, Ignas
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Augutytė, Inga
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Baikstyte, ivile
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Baranova, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Bernotaitė, Goda
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Bubelis, Gediminas
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Butkus, Eligijus
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Ceizaris, Romas
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Ceizaris, Tomas
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Chlebinskas, Kipras
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Cibulskytė, Inga
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Čumakova, Anastasija
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Daraškevičius, Mantas
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Daraškevičius, Aurelijus
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Gudžiūnaitė, Kristina
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Gylytė, Greta
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Hamanaka, Miki
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Jaristo, Vita
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Juodzevičiūtė, Rūta
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Juska, Nerijus
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Konošenko, Olga
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Kudžmaitė, Rūta
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Lopatčenkova, Olga
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Makejeva, Margarita
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Maksimovič, Antanina
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Molodovas, Aleksandras
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Navickas, Laurynas
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Paulauskas, Aurimas
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Piastechin, Anton
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Rimeikis, Martynas
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Romankova, Jekaterina
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Roslekas, Laimis
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Rudiakevič, Olga
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Semianiura, Stanislav
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Sibirskas, Aurimas
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Šniūrevičiūtė, Vaida
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Taučiūtė, Rasa
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Turkina, Julija
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Verigaitė, Margarita
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Zaripovas, Igoris
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Žukovskij, Genadij
    Classical Ballet / Apprentice
  • Žuromskas, Voicechas
    Classical Ballet / Coryphee
  • Žužžalkinas, Andrius
    Classical Ballet / Apprentice