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The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world's biggest ballet company, with more than dancers.
On 28 Octoberthe Bolshoi re-opened after an extensive six-year renovation. However, other Russian authorities and other people connected to it claimed much more public money was spent. Fire destroyed the Petrovka Theatre on 8 Octoberand the New Arbat Imperial Theatre replaced it on 13 Aprilhowever it also succumbed to fire during the French invasion of Moscow in Initially, it presented only Russian works, but foreign composers entered the repertoire around In a large-scale reconstruction of the theatre took place using a design by A.
Nikitin, but a fire in caused extensive damage and so a further reconstruction was carried out, by Alberto Cavosson of the opera composer Catterino Cavos. On 20 Augustthe Bolshoi Theatre reopened.
Other repairs of the building took place in Only a days later, however, on 12 December, there was an unsuccessful attempt to shut the institution entirely. Hall opened on 18 February Ivan Rerberg directed further reconstruction of the theatre between and A bomb damaged the structure during World War II, but this was promptly repaired. A new stage for the Bolshoi Theatre, called the New Stage, went into service on 29 Novemberconstructed to the left of the theatre's historic main stage.
Together with auxiliary buildings — a restored 17th-century building, two rehearsal halls, and artists' recreation rooms — it forms a single theatre complex, the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. The new building is on a natural hill which it shared, until recently, blocks of old houses with communal apartments. From July to October the theatre closed for restoration. It had undergone many renovations in its time, but none as extensive. The building, whose architecture combines three different styleswas damaged and a quick renovation seemed to be necessary.
During the long period of reconstruction, the company continued to mount productions, with performances held on the New Stage and on the stage of the Great Kremlin Palace. The renovation included an improvement in acoustics, to attempt to replicate the sound believed to have existed in pre-Soviet times,  and the restoration of the original Imperial decor.
Inside, Мураками - Сурганова И Оркестр - Кругосветка entire space was stripped from the bottom up. The 19th-century wooden fixtures, silver stage curtain and French-made red velvet banquettes were removed for repair in specialist workshops. Finally, on 28 Octoberthe Bolshoi Theatre re-opened with a concert featuring international artists and the ballet and opera companies.
The Bolshoi is a repertory theatremeaning that it draws from a list of productions, any one of which may be performed on a given evening.
It normally introduces two to four new ballet or opera productions each season and puts a similar number on hold. The sets and costumes for most productions are made in the Bolshoi's own workshops.
The performers are drawn primarily from the Bolshoi's regular ballet and opera companies, with occasional guest performances. Since the dissolution of the Alright - The Knocks - Knocks Union, there have been a few attempts to reduce the theatre's traditional dependence on large state subsidies.
Corporate sponsorship occurs for some productions, but state funding is still the lifeblood of the company. The Bolshoi has been associated from its beginnings with ballet. Tchaikovsky 's ballet Swan Lake premiered at the theatre on 4 March The chief ballet conductor from to was Yuri Fayer.
After the death of Joseph Stalinthe company toured internationally and became an important source of cultural prestige, as well as foreign currency earnings. As a result, the "Bolshoi Ballet" became a well-known name in the West. However, the Bolshoi suffered from losses through a series of defections of its dancers.
The first occurrence was on 23 Augustwith Alexander Godunov ;  followed by Leonid Kozlov and Valentina Kozlova on 16 September ; and other cases in the following years. Bolshoi continues to tour regularly with opera and ballet productions in the post-Soviet era.
Many operas by western composers are also performed, especially works of Italian composers such as RossiniVerdiand Puccini. Until the mids, most foreign operas were sung in Russian, but Italian and other languages have been heard more frequently on the Bolshoi stage in recent years. Some operas, such as I. Inferno (Lento) - Liszt* - Orchestra Of The Bolshoi Theater* And Chorus Of The Bolshoi Theater* Prince Igorinclude extensive ballet sequences. Many productions, especially of classic Russian opera, are performed on a grand scale, with dozens of costumed singers and dancers on stage for crowd or festival scenes.
The orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre is a virtuoso ensemble in its own right. It gives occasional concerts of symphonic music in the theatre and elsewhere, and has made recordings. Over the decades, it has toured overseas as the "Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra," the "Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra" and, most recently, as the "Bolshoi Orchestra. Music director and chief conductor, Vassily Sinaiskyquit abruptly at the start of Decemberafter a month tenure, citing the need to avoid conflict.
General director Vladimir Urin promptly accepted his resignation and selected Tugan Sokhiev as replacement. Sokhiev's four-year contract, settled on 20 January and became effective immediately. The new chief also holds conductorships in Toulouse and Berlin. The Bolshoi is world-famous and attracts large numbers of tourists. As a result, prices can be much higher than in other Russian theatres.
This is especially the case for ballet, where prices are comparable to those for performances in the West. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Bolshoi Opera. For other uses, see Bolshoi. Not to be with Bolshoi Theatre, Saint Petersburg. Bolshoi Theatre. See also: Bolshoi Ballet.
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