This is the Bolshoi Opera’s first appearance at The Royal Opera House.
For the Company’s first London season, large-scale works have been chosen which are, however, diametrically opposed in terms of their artistic qualities and characteristics: the 19th and 20th centuries, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev, one of the jewels of the Bolshoi’s repertoire and a recent acquisition.
The operas: the legendary Boris Godunov, the production has been specially updated for the tour, and the avant-garde The Fiery Angel which appeared in the repertory a couple of years ago.
Opera Performance dates
The Fiery Angel by Sergei Prokofiev — 25 and 26 July at 7.30pm
Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky — 27 and 28 July at 7.30pm; 29 July at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Conductor — Alexander Vedernikov

The Bolshoi Ballet Company has toured in England more than in any other European country.
It was following the first Bolshoi Ballet season at Covent Garden in 1956 that the Company acquired international fame and in the West the very name Bolshoi Ballet became synonymous with dance excellence.
This was the Company’s first large-scale foreign tour: it was hugely successful and became a Russian ballet legend. To mark the 50th anniversary of its celebrated first London season, the Company will be performing seven ballets for London audiences: from Petipa and Gorsky — via Balanchine — to Posokhov and Ratmansky.
Ballet Performance dates
La Fille du Pharaon by Cesare Pugni — 3l July, l August at 7.30pm; 2 and 12 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Swan Lake by Pyotr Tchaikovsky — 3 and 4 August at 7.30pm; 5 and 16 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Cinderella by Sergei Prokofiev — 7 and 8 August at 7.30pm; 9 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
The Bright Stream by Dmitry Shostakovich — 10 and 11 August at 7.30pm
Go for Broke by Igor Stravinsky, La Dame de Pique to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Symphony in C to music by Georges Bizet — 14 and 15 August at 7.30pm
Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus — 17 and 18 August at 7.30pm; 19 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tour sponsors are the companies Lukoil, RUSAL, En+ and Alisher Usmanov.



				
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