Georg Nigl: “I have seen a lot of theatres in my time and can say that there are very few of such a high-class as the Bolshoi. The amount of professional people who work here is staggering — backstage, on stage, in the orchestra pit. In this production I am only one of the small tips of the iceberg, and all these soloist-tips cannot exist without a base. Without stagecrew, lighting effects team, properties team, assembly team there is no production, without orchestra there is no music, without conductor and director there is no singer. I am very sorry I don’t speak Russian because it would have given me great pleasure to have been able to thank from the bottom of my heart all those who worked on this project.
A separate big thank you to conductor and orchestra. Berg’s music is in a class apart, it is incredibly hard to play... But what I heard during performances and at rehearsals was simply amazing. Beethoven once said: ‘Any failure has a reason, any success is a riddle’. And I think we managed to solve this riddle”.


General sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Credit Suisse bank
General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is investment group Absolute
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is GUM