The Bolshoi Theatre. Photo gallery

Russian text:

БОЛЬШОЙ ТЕАТР. Фотогалерея

Serbian text:



The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia has always been and remains one of the main symbols of the Russian state and its culture.

Address: Theater Square No. 1, Moscow, Russia. How to get there: travel to the Teatralnaya metro stations (exit to the Bolshoi Theater) or Okhotny Ryad (exit towards Teatralnaya Square).


It is the main national theater of Russia, the bearer of Russian traditions and the center of world musical culture, contributing to the development of theatrical art of the country.

The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. The building of the Bolshoi, which for many years has been perceived by everyone as one of the main attractions of Moscow, opened on August 20, 1856 during the coronation of Alexander II.


Alexander II (from the Romanov dynasty) was the emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination on 13 March 1881. He was also the king of Poland and the grand duke of Finland.


On March 28 (17th according to the old style), 1776, Catherine II signed a “privilege” to the prosecutor Peter Urusov, for the content of performances, masquerades, balls and other entertainments for a period of ten years. This date is considered the founding day of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre.


Catherine II (1729 – 1796), most commonly known as Catherine the Great, was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796 – the country’s longest-ruling female leader.


The masterpieces of the Russian musical theater of the XIX — XX centuries occupy a dominant place in the repertoire, the principles of which can be divided into three categories. The Bolshoi offers Russian classics, including the 20th century, Western classics, also including recognized masterpieces of the 20th century, and specially commissioned compositions.

Lithography by Auguste Cadol of the 1830-s. The theater tries to ensure the continuity of generations, educating young talented youth.


Photograph by N. A. Naydenov (1883). The theater not only satisfies the society’s need for classical art, but also shapes the audience’s taste and allows the public to get acquainted with the best achievements of the world musical theater. Acquaintance of the public with this context is one of the main tasks of the Bolshoi Theater, through which the state carries out its social mission in the field of culture.


Historical scene. Now that the Bolshoi Theater has two stages and one of them is its legendary historical stage, which has finally returned to service, it hopes to fulfill this mission with such great success, steadily expanding his sphere of influence in his homeland and around the world.


Bolshoi Theater (1932). The theater carries out educational activities, performing works rare for the repertoire of domestic theaters, inviting prominent soloists and directors.


New scene. On October 29, 2002, the troupe of the theater received the New Stage, on which its activities unfolded during the years of large-scale reconstruction of the historical building.


The reconstruction of the theater lasted from July 1, 2005 to October 28, 2011. It revived many of the lost features of the historical appearance of the famous building and at the same time placed it among the most technically equipped theater buildings in the world.

Drawing (XIX century). The Bolshoi Theater is a stable symbol of Russia for all time. He received this honorable role thanks to the great contribution he made to the history of Russian art.


The Bolshoi Theater (1905). A modern, competitive theater should be ahead of the tastes of the public, introducing the domestic audience into the global musical and theatrical context.


Beethoven Hall. The theater is a living organism, constantly in search of new creative ideas. It contributes to the formation of new aesthetic priorities in opera and ballet, especially in the Russian repertoire.


Bolshoi offers a wide range of Russian classical heritage, forming new ideas about the development of musical and theatrical art in Russia, to foreign audiences specially coming to Moscow to attend theater performances and attending tour performances abroad.


Chamber scene to them. B. A. Pokrovsky. An integral component of the theater is the holding of chamber and symphonic concerts, which allows you to acquaint the audience with the works of all musical genres.


The auditorium after reconstruction in 2011.


Moscow 2020. The story continues and many bright pages in it are still written by artists of the Bolshoi Theater. Let’s travel with the Siberian Falcon!

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Siberian Falcon:

The Balkan soul in the heart of Siberia!

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