Who Is Happy in Russia?

  • Duration: 3:40
  • Intermissions: 2
  • Age category: 18+
  • In the repertoire

Based on Nikolai Nekrasov's poem "Who Is Happy in Russia?"

Production consists of three parts. The first is "Dispute". It is about peasants who are asking the famous question: “Who lives fun and freely in Russia?”. What forced them to give up homes and families and hit the road? Where are the boundaries of "Russian world"? What prevents them from finding long-awaited freedom?

The second part of production is "Drunken Night". Drunken peasants wander in the fields; they are hearing voices that are calling for them. Is it real, or the phantoms of a sick imagination?

The third part is "The Feast for All the World”. It is about happy people, about "the keys to female happiness", about defenders and blessed...


Author Nikolai Nekrasov
Director Kirill Serebrennikov

Composers: Ilya Demutsky, Denis Horov
Director-choreographer ("Drunken Night"): Anton Adasinsky


Starring:  Filipp Avdeev, Eugeniya Afonskaya, Irina Bragina, Igor Bychkov, Dmitry Visotczkiy, Sergey Galakhov, Alexander Golubkov, Alexander Gorchilin, Eugeniya Dobrovolskaya, Svetlana Mamresheva, Dmitry Zhuk, Rita Kron, Georgiy Kudrenko, Nikita Kukushkin, Andrey Polyakov, Maria Poezhaeva, Andrey Polyakov, Timofey Rebenkov, Alexandra Revenko, Ilya Romashko, Eugeniy Sangadzhiev, Vagan Saroyan, Maria Selezneva, Ekaterina Steblina, Irina Teplukhova, Mikhail Troynik, Ivan Fominov, Eugeniy Kharitonov, Artem Shevchenko, Roman Shmakov, Semen Shteinberg.