Bolshoi Theatre Celebrates 245th Anniversary

The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (Bolshoi Theatre) celebrates 245 years today, TASS reports. According to the general director of the theatre, Vladimir Urin, the theatre decided that in the conditions of a pandemic they would not hold celebrations. He noted that the theatre will work in a regular mode but for the institution, this means a festive atmosphere anyway. 

The director named new productions that were added to the theatre’s poster this year. Among them, the premiere of the opera “Salome” by Richard Strauss, the world premiere of the ballet “Orlando” staged by Christian Shpuk and the premiere of the first production at the Bolshoi Theatre of Dmitry Shostakovich‘s only operetta “Moscow, Cheryomushki”.

According to Urin, the following list of theatre premieres includes Giacomo Puccini‘s opera “Tosca” directed by Stefano Poda. Then go premieres of two one-act operas “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “White Rose” will be presented on the Chamber Stage. On the Historical Stage, the premiere of Pyotr Tchaikovsky‘s opera Mazepa will take place. Finally, the season is scheduled to end with the opera “Ariodante” by George Frideric Handel.

Ru-Main, 28.03.2021 

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