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Simon Bagratovich VIRSALADZE

Simon VIRSALADZE, USSR Set designer. Honoured Art Worker of Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic; Popular Artist Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic since 1957; corresponding member, USSR Academy, of Arts, since 1958; Chief Set Designer, Kirov Theater of Opera and Ballet, Leningrad, since 1945. Stalin Prizes, 1949, 1951; Order of Lenin, 1958; Badge of Honor; medals.

Background

  • VIRSALADZE, Simon was born in 1909.

  • Education

    • 1927-1931 studied at Higher Art and Technology Institute and Leningrad Academy, of Arts.

    Career

    • 1931-1937 at Paliashvili Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tbilisi, where he designed sets for: operas: Paliashvili’s “Daisi”. Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, etc. For ballets: Balanchivadze’s “Serdtse gor” (The Heart of the Mountains) (1957).

      Machavariani’s “Othello”. Tchaikovsky’s “Lebedinoe ozero” (Swan Lake), etc. 1937-1945 Set Designer, Kirov Theater of Opera and Ballet, Leningrad.

      1952 at Akhundov Theater of Opera and Ballet designed sets for Karaev’s ballet “Sem krasavits” (The Seven Beauties). 1941-1944 at Rustaveli Theater, Tbilisi. Designed sets for Solovev’s “Veliky gosudar” (The Great Sovereign), etc.

      At Kirov Theater of Opera and Ballet designed sets for: operas: Bizet’s “Carmen” and Kabalevsky’s “Semya Tarasa” (Taras’s Family). Ballets: Kreyn’s “Laurensiya”, Glazunov’s “Raymonda”, and Prokofiev’s “Kamenny tsvetok” (The Stone Flower), etc.
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