Count Orlov Musical



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Count Orlov Musical


18_Count Orlov

"History Hits a High Note" – Moscow Times

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 2 h, 3 min

Creative Team

​Producers – Vladimir Tartakovskiy, Alexei Bolonin
Libretto – Yuliy Kim
Music – Roman Ignatyev
Director – Alina Chevik
Choreographer – Irina Korneeva
Set Design – Vyacheslav Okunev
Lighting – Gleb Filshtinsky
Make-up – Andrey Drykin


​Count Orlov – Igor Balalaev
Elizabeth – Teona Dolnikova
Catherine II – Ekaterina Guseva
Prince Radziwill – Alexander Marakulin
Prince Golitsyn – Alexander Markelov
Domanski – Sergey Lee
Ivan – Vladislav Kiryukhin
Gypsy – Karine Asiryan

Count Orlov One sheet
Count Orlov Musical

The Moscow Operetta Theatre's "Count Orlov Musical" is a remarkable tale of love and betrayal based on one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of the Russian Empire. Brilliantly told by renowned playwright and poet July Kim with music composed by Roman Ignatyev (the same team behind Anna Karenina Musical and The Count of Monte Cristo), the lavish production is set in the second half of the 18th century during the reign of Catherine the Great. Count Alexey Orlov, who had once contributed to Catherine’s rise to power, falls out of favor and is sent away in disgrace to Italy. While there, he meets a beautiful young woman, Elizabeth, supposedly the granddaughter of Peter the Great, who has aspirations for the Russian crown. In an attempt to win back Catherine's affection, Orlov reveals Elizabeth's plans, setting in motion a series of events that lead to an unimaginable end.

Special Admission

$10 in advance; $12 at the door.