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Stanislavsky Electrotheatre

Alongside earthly reality another civilization exists parallel to it. Drillalia, the land of the Drill, is inhabited by numerous races, and its people throughout history have traveled to and from Earth, leaving signs of genius behind, while opening up their own world to destruction. 


We follow the initiation and adventures of a Drillalian Prince - a magician, pagan priest and hero - on a journey through time and space, in an effort to save his people. Boris Yukhananov's visionary modern opera, which perfectly weds drama and music, is an exceptional event in the sphere of new theatre in Moscow.

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Photos: Andrey Bezukladnikov


Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 2 hours 44 minutes

Creative Team

Director – Boris Yukhananov

Composer (Part 1) – Dmitri Kourliandski

Composer (Part 2) – Boris Filanovsky

Conductor – Philipp Chizhevsky

Set Designer – Stepan Lukyanov

Costume Designer – Anastasia Nefedova

Lightning Designer – Yevgeny Vinogradov

Makeup Artist – Ksenia Gorcheva

Choreographer – Andrey Kuznetsov-Vecheslov

Choreography of Drillalian couple – Lina Langner, Pavel Kravets

Computer Graphics – Ilya Starilov

English translation of the libretto – John Freedman

Cast (Partial)

Aur – Alexander Sinyukov
Mermaid – Daria Kolpikova
Gondoliers – Georgy Grishchenkov, Dmitry Myagky
Prince and Mermaids – Eva Chizhevskaya, Luka Chizhevskiy, Katya Chizhevskaya

Drillalian couple – Lina Langner, Pavel Kravets
Centaurs – Kirill Churin, Ivan Nikitin, Nikita Nechaev, Pavel Slichenko, Victor Latyshev, Vadim Marenkov



Yukhananov's 'Serial Opera' Narrates Civilization Myth, John Freedman, The Moscow Times

Борис Юхананов. Параллельная реальность, Сергей Элькин,

Upcoming Screenings

There are currently no scheduled screenings for "The Drillalians"

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