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Choreography: Boris Eifman
Based on the novel by F. Dostoyevsky
Music by S. Rachmaninov, M. Mussorgsky, R. Wagner
Sets and costumes: Vyacheslav Okunev

Premiered on 10 October 1995


"The Karamazovy" have begun literary ballets of the choreographer – which worthy continuation were "Anna Karenina", "Seagull" and has finished with "Onegin".
Directed by Eifman the novel plot practically departs on periphery – on a scene its deep symbolical implied sense is developed. It is serious ballet dramatic art, with an unusual plasticity of thought, artistic realization of the world of the ideas conducting to solutions of philosophical and prophetical secrets of the novel.
Critics notice that the author managed to create unusual action – visually attractive, found, expressive under the form as it is necessary in the present ballet, and deep under the maintenance, exciting how excites the present drama theater.