December 11, 2018 the Bolshoi will conduct a unique broadcast from behind the scenes: one day before the premiere of Il Viaggio a Reims by Rossini we will show how this production is created. Starting at 11 a.m.!

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Georgy Gusev is promoted to the Soloist.


The Bolshoi presents the premiere of two one-act ballets – a famous work by William Forsythe (the first) and exclusive ballet by Edward Clug (the second). There is no need to explain, that's good news.


Il Barbiere di Siviglia — the most popular opera buffa by Gioacchino Rossini — returns to the Bolshoi. The new production of this piece will be staged on the New Stage by maestro Pierre Giorgio Morandi, a famous Italian conductor invited for the first time to the Bolshoi, and the director of our beloved Le Nozze di Figaro (to music by Mozart, 2015) Evgeny Pisarev, so this is the second time he’s turned to the story of the restless Figaro.

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Онегин, добрый мой приятель...
On 6 October 2018 (evening performance), David Hallberg will perform the title role in Onegin. We've waited so long for him to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet again, and now the time has finally come!

Один день из жизни мирового балета: 2 октября!
World Ballet Day once again provides viewers around the world with a unique backstage glimpse at the world's top ballet companies: the Australian Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Royal Ballet will host live-streaming on Facebook. As in the previous four years, live rehearsals and daily classes will be interspersed with interviews of the leading masters and insights to other theaters of the participating countries.


On the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Bolshoi Theatre staged the operetta Candide for the first time. Theatrical concert performance will be conducted by Maestro Tugan SokhievAlexei Frandetti will serve as a director. The premiere run of shows will be held on the Historical stage on 29 and 30 September.

Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Opera Program Audition Results
Giorgi Chelidze
Elmira Karakhanova
Yulia Muzychenko
Elizaveta Narsia
David Posulikhin
Yulia Shavarina
Mikhail Shirochenko

entered the Young Artists Opera Program

SPECIAL PROGRAM OF PRELIMINARY TICKET SALES for performances of the ballet Nutcracker in the 243rd theatre season

In connection with increased demand, in the 243rd season the theatre developed a special program for the preliminary sales of tickets for the ballet Nutcracker for citizens purchasing tickets for PERSONAL visits to the performances.


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Attention to the Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Opera Program Audition Participants
The schedule of the 1st round auditions (only two groups where foreign participants are featured):

20 September, Group A, room 425
21 September, Group A, room 425

NB! Schedule changes: September 19, 3 pm.

«Отелло» из Савонлинна:<br/>два вечера в Москве
The 243rd season on our New Stage will be opened by Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Bolshoi Theatre’s long-time partner. SOF is going to show Moscow audience one of the most powerful Verdi’s operas – Otello. Only two performances to see – on September 14 and 15.

Ла Скала: «Русский сезон» и Большой балет
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After more than a 10-year interval Bolshoi Ballet is going to perform at La Scala. The tour is organized in the framework of Russian Seasons project.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Jacopo Tissi is promoted to the Leading Soloist.
Alyona Kovalyova and Margarita Shrainer — to the First Soloists.


At the end of 242 theatre’s season in honor of 160 anniversary of Puccini the Bolshoi presents a new production of La Bohème. For more than a hundred years this opera remains one of the world’s most popular pieces. At the Bolshoi the story of young bohemians is staged by also young but experienced professionals, led by director Jean-Romain Vesperini and maestro Evan Rogister.


La Fille du Pharaon hasn't stepped foot on the Bolshoi’s stage for six years, but remains embedded in our minds. It goes without saying that on the 200th anniversary of ever-living Marius Petipa we can’t help but wake up the famous mummy.

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The 2nd issue of 2018 has been released.

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