Helikon Opera Theatre Helikon Opera Theatre This smaller theatre offers contemporary interpretations of classical opera with a bright, provocative style in a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere. The Helikon, like the New Opera, is an extremely young company, founded only in 1990 by Dmitry Bertman, then a 23-year-old student of theatre production, who remains Artistic Director. At the start there were only seven members in a company that has ... Read more >>>
Moscow Operetta Theatre Moscow Operetta Theatre Lovers of operetta and musicals will not be disappointed by this highly professional and hugely popular theatre. This theatre, which has been running since 1927 and has occupied this 19th century building since the sixties, traditionally staged the classics of light opera, concentrating on the works of Lehar, Strauss, and Kalman, alongside "Soviet operetta", a genre perhaps best forgotten... Read more >>>
The Aleksandrinsky Theatre The Aleksandrinsky Theatre The theatre, built in Classical Style to the design by the architect Carlo Rossi in 1832, can seat 1500 spectators. The theatre company, made up of pupils of the Cadet School, was set up on the orders from Elizabeth in 1756, and became the first permanent company in Russia. The main facade of the rectangular building overlooks a square; it is decorated with a six-Corinthian column loggia. The ... Read more >>>
The Bolshoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet The Bolshoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet The Bolshoi Theatre is the centre of Russian musical culture. The theatre was founded in 1776 and it was called the Peter’s Theatre then. But that building was destroyed by the great fire of 1812. To the design by the architects Osip Bove and Andrei Mikhailov a new building to house the theatre was constructed in 1825. The auditorium of the theatre is luxuriously decorated, and it can seat ... Read more >>>
The Hermitage Theatre The Hermitage Theatre The Hermitage Theatre is a part of the Hermitage Complex. The noble former tsars' court theatre was founded by Catherine the Great in 1785. The entire European repertoire was performed here. After the death of Catherine II in 1796, the theatre was closed. All the attempts to revive the theatre were unsuccessful. Only in 1989, after repair and restoration, the theatre was opened again. The ... Read more >>>
The Mariinsky Theatre (the former Kirov Theatre) The Mariinsky Theatre (the former Kirov Theatre) It is one of the largest and oldest theatres in Russia. The theatre is famous all over the world. Its auditorium, in which the atmosphere of the tsars' period is still alive,can seat 1760 spectators. The theatre was named in honour of Maria, the wife of Alexander II. Operas of great Russian composers were staged here. World-known stars such as E. Lav-rovskaya, F. Shalyapin, M. Kshesinskaya, A... Read more >>>
The Mikhailovsky Theatre The Mikhailovsky Theatre The theatre is named in honour of the Grand Duke Mikhail. It was designed by the architect A.Bmllov in 1833. The first works by new Russian composers who were not popular among the aristocracy (foreign operas were in fashion at that time) were stagedforthe 1st time here. At the end of the 19th century, the theatre eventually won deserved recognition. The building that houses the theatre was ... Read more >>>
The Moscow Musical Theatre named after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko The Moscow Musical Theatre named after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Russian ballet is usually associated with the Bolshoi Theatre. But it is not the only theatre deserving world recognition. Together with the Bolshoi Theatre, there are other brilliant ballet theatres. The Moscow usical Theatre after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko occupies a special place among them. The theatre successfully combines the traditions of Russian classical ballet school and ... Read more >>>
The Old Moscow Circus The Old Moscow Circus The Old Moscow Circus was opened after the restoration in 1990. It is one of the most famous circus enterprises of the world. Owing to the fact that the circus performers are graduates of the most prestigious circus schools of Russia, the programme of the Moscow State Circus can be considered as unique in its way. During a varied and exiting performance with clowns and acrobats with their ... Read more >>>
The State Kremlin Palace The State Kremlin Palace The building of the State Kremlin Palace was constructed in Khrushchov’s time from 1959 to 1961. The auditorium can seat 6000 spectators. Until 1991, the palace served for holding congresses of the Communist Party, and now it is used for opera and ballet performances. Address: Kremlin, Museums of the Moscow Kremlin Read more >>>