"The Enchanted Wanderer" is nominated for the "Golden Mask 2009"
Already for the 15th time, the Russian theatre award "Golden Mask" will be handed over in Moscow. This important theatre award for drama, opera, ballet, operetta, musical and puppet theatre is presented every year to the best performances of the past theatre season. The St Petersburg's production of Shchedrin's stage work "The Enchanted Wanderer" at the Mariinsky Theatre is directly nominated in several categories. Nominated are:
- Mariinsky Theater (St Petersburg) - "Best opera production"
- Rodion Shchedrin - "Best compositional work for opera"
- Kristina Kapustinskaya (in the role of the gypsy Grusha) - "Best female actress"
- Sergei Aleksashkin (in the role of Flyagin) - "Best male actor"
- Andrei Popov (in the role of the monk, the prince, the magician, the old man in the forest and the story teller) - "Best male actor"
- Alexandr Orlov - "Best equipment stage for opera"
- Evgeni Gansburg - "Best equipment light for opera"
The "Golden Mask" prize giving ceremony will be held on 18th April 2009 in Moscow.