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Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre

Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre

Moscow's oldest theatre, the Bolshoi, dates from 1824 and is Russia's most famous theatre, with its world-renowned opera and ballet companies in residence. Completely rebuilt after a fire in 1856, the grand building is a masterpiece of Russian neoclassicism, including an eight-columned entrance porch topped by a horse-drawn chariot of Apollo, patron of the arts. The glittering five-tiered interior is richly adorned with red velvet furnishings, gold decoration and chandeliers, and the size of the auditorium makes it the largest theatre in the world. The Bolshoi Theatre has hosted some of the world's most celebrated premieres and performers, including Swan Lake, Spartacus, and concerts by Richard Wagner, and an evening performance at the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre constitutes one of Moscow's best nights out.


Address: Teatralnaya Ploshchada
Website: www.bolshoi.ru (Russian only)
Telephone: (095) 292 9270
Transportation: Metro stop Teatralnaya
Admission: Ticket prices for performances vary.

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