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  The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia :: Mission :: The Bolshoi Theatre's Mission
The renovation of the Bolshoi is aimed at preservation of the historic architectural ensemble of the theatre.
Bolshoi Theatre is the national theatre of Russia, the quintessence of the Russian musical tradition and the international center of the music culture.
Theatre not only is meeting the social demand in the classical art, but is also developing and forming the tastes of the audience, allowing the theatergoers to become familiar with the most prominent achievements of the music theatre.
www.bolshoi.ru /en/theatre/mission   (2241 words)

 Bolshoi Theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The theatre was inaugurated on 18 January 1825.
The New Bolshoi theatre, adjacent to it, continues to stage an extensive repertory of concerts and performances.
It stood next to the Circus Theatre (rebuilt in 1860 as the Mariinsky Theatre), but it was replaced in the 1890s by the present-day building of the St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bolshoi_Theatre   (549 words)

 Bolshoi Ballet - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BOLSHOI BALLET [Bolshoi Ballet], one of the principal ballet companies of Russia; part of the Bolshoi Theater, which also includes Russia's premier opera company.
The Bolshoi Ballet began as a dancing school for the Moscow Orphanage in 1773.
The Bolshoi Theatre, which opened permanently in 1856, in its early decades competed for preeminence with the Maryinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg (see Kirov Ballet).
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-bolshoib1.html   (410 words)

 The Bolshoi History
On August 20, 1856 the Bolshoi Theatre, restored by A. Cabos, was opened in a ceremony, attended by the royal family and by the representatives of all states.
Premiere of "Mazepa" was also held in the Bolshoi (1884) which is regarded as a peak of the composer's operatic creative activity; the final version of the opera "Blacksmith Vakula" was shown as "Cherevichki" (Shoes) in the Bolshoi in 1887.
That determined the status of the Bolshoi Theatre as the centre of national culture as a whole.
members.fortunecity.com /abnic/Moscow/Bolshoi3.html   (2971 words)

 TEATRALNAYA SQUARE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The bases of the Bolshoi Theatre's new columns were made from stones taken from the banks of the Neglinka and the steps of Kuznetsky Bridge.
The theatre opened its doors on 6 January 1825 with the prologue 'The Triumph of Muses' to music by A. Verstovsky and A. Alyabev, and the ballet Sandrilyona.
He regarded it as 'purely culture for the landowners' and used to say that it was unthinkable that such a luxurious building should be maintained at state expense, especially given the fact that in the country as a whole there was a shortage of elementary schools.
www.moskva.ru /guide/streets/theatr_sqe1.html   (769 words)

 The Bolshoi Theatre building history
In 1921 a special commission was formed which inspected the Bolshoi building and revealed the disastrous condition of the semicircular wall of the auditorium which served as a support to the arches of the tier passageways and to the main constructions of the auditorium.
The theatre managed to heal its war wounds, and in September 1943 it opened the season by the opera "Ivan Susanin" whose patriotic theme was met with enthusiasm by the spectators who filled the auditorium to capacity.
In 1950 the Bolshoi Theatre was idle for four months for construction of the sprinkler and drenching systems and the replacement of the wooden trusses above the decoration hall by metal ones.
members.fortunecity.com /abnic/Moscow/Bolshoi4.html   (1645 words)

 Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Until 1886, the Bolshoi Kamenny Thetare was principle theatre to both the Imperial Ballet and Opera.
In 1886 the building was declared unsafe and, at the behest of the theatre director Ivan Vsevolozhsky, the ballet and opera performances moved to the Mariinsky Theatre, where they have remained ever since.
Cross-section of the Bolshoi Kameny Theatre, a drawing by Antonio Rinaldi.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bolshoi_Kamenny_Theatre   (289 words)

 The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia: Spartacus at the Met
The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia: The Pharaoh's Daughter at the Met - 7/28/2005 - by Roberta E. Zlokower.
The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia: The Bright Stream at the Met - 7/25/2005 - by Robert Abrams.
The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia: Spartacus at the Met - 7/22/2005 - by Roberta E. Zlokower.
www.exploredance.com /bolshoi072205.php   (982 words)

 The UNESCO/ Bolshoi Project/The Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Moscow Bolshoi Theatre is one of the oldest and the best-known theatrical companies in Europe.
The building in its present form was erected in 1856 by the architect Albert Cavos, son of the famous composer and theatre director.
UNESCO has launched an international campaign and is identifying sponsors and partners with a view to helping the Bolshoi Theatre remain one of the leading centres for the performing arts in the world.
www.unesco.org /opi2/bolshoi/partnership.htm   (429 words)

 CNN.com - Bolshoi Theatre celebrates birthday - March 29, 2001
The Bolshoi, which is the oldest theatre in Moscow, has seen some world-famous Russian opera singers and ballet dancers start their careers there.
The Bolshoi annual budget is around $10 million, compared with $187 million for the Vienna State Opera in Austria.
The Bolshoi has also seen in a series of leadership shake-ups in recent years, a crisis that started when the troupe rebelled against an autocratic Soviet-era director in the mid-1990s.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/03/28/bolshoi.russia   (451 words)

 American Chronicle: Behind The Scenes At The Bolshoi Theatre
The Bolshoi is not the first theatre to stand imposingly on the impressive square known as Teatralnaya Ploschad (Theatre Square) just a stone’s throw away from Red Square..
The theatre which stands on Teatralnaya Ploschad today was rebuilt in 1856 on the order of Nicholas 1 to celebrate his coronation.
During the planned renovation of the theatre, it is envisaged that the larger of the two curtains be removed and replaced with a curtain that is a replica of the original 1856 curtain that contained emblems associated with the Romanov dynasty.
www.americanchronicle.com /articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=5163   (1894 words)

 Ballet Stars of Moscow' Theatres Company
Natalia Krapivina was born in Moscow in 1975.
Graduated from the Ballet Academy in 1993, she was invited to dance with the Stanislavsky Theatre Ballet where she has performed Odette/Odile in «Swan Lake», Kitri in «Don Quixote», Masha in «Nutcracker», Cinderella in «Cinderella», The Sylphide in «La Sylphide», and other principal roles.
Vitaly Breoussenko was born in 1969 in Priluki, Ukraine, and graduated from the Kiev Academic Choreographic School in 1988.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/Strasse/7362/stars1.html   (1305 words)

 Intrenet-journal/balletrussia.com, operarussia.com
The Assistant Conductor is young Bolshoi Theatre conductor М.
Producing "Маzeppa" was the idea of the Theatre, and the director agreed to this choice: "I would like to make this performance in the style of strong Shakespearean passions, performance of strong characters.
The Bolshoi Theatre for the first time in many years invited a drama director to stage a ballet.
www.bolshoi.org /events.htm   (865 words)

 Theatre Review: Bolshoi Ballet Wows Audiences at The Met : Show Business Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Bolshoi is arguably the most famous dance troupe in the world.
Of course, there is the elite Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg that rivals the Bolshoi, but think of them as the NY Yankees and the Bolshoi as the Mets - it's the people's company.
The Bolshoi version enhances the atmosphere of the ballet with sumptuously performed character dancing, ranging from fiery flamenco to sweeping adagio executed with authority by the corps.
www.showbusinessweekly.com /archive/343/bolshoi.shtml   (848 words)

 Bolshoi Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bolshoi Theatre The Bolshoi Theatre is a theatre and theater company in Moscow, Russia, which gives performances of plays, ballet, and opera.
The current building was built in 1825 on the site of the Petrovsky Theatre, which had been destroyed by fire in 1805.
The Bolshoi has been the site of many historic premieres including Tchaikovskys La Voyavoda and Mazeppa, Rachmaninoffs Aleko and Francesca da Rimini, Glinka's Ivan Sussanin and Ruslan and Ludmila.
bolshoi-theatre.kiwiki.homeip.net   (350 words)

 Clay Paky takes the stage in Moscows Bolshoi Theatre
Bolshoi means large in Russian, which certainly describes the theatre's fame over the centuries.
Founded in 1776 by Peter Urussov, the Bolshoi Theatre took off in 1806 with artists and composers from Italy and France as well as world-famous local artists.
Recently, Clay Paky projectors were installed in the Bolshoi Theatre, adding to the existing lighting system which consists of traditional theatre lights.
www.pro-music-news.com /html/studio/e31024cl.htm   (875 words)

 CNN.com - Bolshoi gets facelift after 150 years - January 21, 2002
The stage, one of the biggest in the world, is alive with the spirits of artists who have sung and danced there since the theatre was founded in 1776.
The biggest worry for the Bolshoi is how to bring the theatre into the 21st century technically without destroying its 19th century atmosphere -- what makes it one of the greatest theatres in the world.
Behind the main stage, the Bolshoi will build a second stage that can be designed and then moved forward, so the theatre won't have to close for a week before premiers.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/01/21/bolshoi.renovation   (486 words)

 The UNESCO/ Bolshoi Project/The Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Vladimir Vassiliev called upon all artists, singers, dancers and theatre directors from all around the world - "all those who care about the dramatic arts and the national and universal cultural heritage"- to take part in a day of solidarity among theatres and donate a part of the receipts to the Bolshoi.
The opening of the exhibition is scheduled for July in London to coincide with the tour of the Bolshoi in the United Kingdom.
well-known artists, who have agreed to extend their support to the Bolshoi Theatre, but also demonstrate their solidarity with the cultural institutions in former socialist republics in Central and Eastern European countries that are in need of international support.
www.unesco.org /opi2/bolshoi/campaign.htm   (472 words)

 CNN.com - Entertainment - Bolshoi Theatre's troubles mirror Russia's rough times - September 6, 2000
The Bolshoi Theatre was once synonymous with art at its most opulant, but now the building is in major disrepair.
MOSCOW (CNN) -- The Bolshoi Theatre's reputation was unsurpassed during the days of the Soviet Union.
But the prestige has waned in recent years, and the famed opera and ballet company increasingly has become another monument to a bygone era, when the resources of an all-powerful state were poured into the arts.
archives.cnn.com /2000/SHOWBIZ/Arts/09/06/bolshoi   (468 words)

 Blurtit - Where is the Bolshoi Theatre?
The Bolshoi Theatre is positioned in Moscow, Russia.
The Bolshoi Theatre Company gets its name from the word Bolshoi, which is the Russian word for large.
Aleko premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre Company on May 9, 1893, and Francesca da Rimini was staged at the Bolshoi Theatre for the first time in 1906.
www.blurtit.com /q618236.html   (100 words)

 The world famous Bolshoi Ballet performs Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote
The mighty Bolshoi Ballet has captured the imaginations of ballet lovers and defined the concept of spectacle since its creation on March 17, 1776, when Prince Petr Urusov was granted the privilege of creating a permanent company in Moscow by the government.
The questions of reconstruction of the Bolshoi Theatre and construction of its second building are within the sphere of the most important aspects of Vasiliev's duties.
Among the latest of such initiatives were the recent exchange of the Bolshoi and Mariinski theatres and the letter to Madame J.Chirac with the proposal to organize the exchange between the Bolshoi and Opera de Paris.
www.musiccenter.org /050100.html   (2170 words)

 September 1, 1999: Arts, Ballet + Bolshoi = Perfection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But, when the Bolshoi Classical Collection gives three ballet performances at the Luxor over the Labor Day Weekend, the only uniforms to look for will be toe shoes, tutus and tights.
This Las Vegas engagement is the brainchild of New York impresario Bernie Lawrence and Vladimir Vasiliev, director of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
In 1995, he was appointed overall director of the massive Bolshoi Theatre organization of ballet, opera and drama.
www.lasvegasweekly.com /departments/09_01_99/artBallet.html   (362 words)

 Bolshoi officials challenge CAMI "Bolshoi" tour - Bolshoi Ballet sues Columbia Artists Management Inc Dance Magazine - ...
A group using the name "Bolshoi" for a current tour has no current Bolshoi dancers, no legal connection to the Bolshoi Ballet, and is violating the law by using its name, officials of the Bolshoi Theatre say.
The January 8 letter voiced similar concerns to Shishmolkin's letter, stating that the Columbia tour was unauthorized and in violation of the laws governing use of the Bolshoi name and that the Bolshoi had broken with Columbia.
A poster for a concert in Jacksonville March 9 promises "Direct from the Bolshoi Theatre, Russia, Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, Vatcheslav Gordeev, artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet." Shishmolkin said Gordeyev will not be participating in the Columbia tour.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1083/is_n4_v70/ai_18144308   (644 words)

 The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first of many disasters struck the theatre in 1805 when fire gutted the building, leaving it beyond repair and Maddox completely penniless.
In 1824, as part of the reconstruction of the Russian capital, the architect Andrei Mikhailov designed a new, much larger Bolshoi Theater, which was to be situated on the newly planned Theater Square.
The latter's leader denounced Lenin and the entire Left SR delegation was held prisoner in the Bolshoi while the Bolsheviks put down an uprising of their followers on the streets outside.
www.moscow-taxi.com /sightseeing/bolshoi-theater.html   (615 words)

 Grand jubilee at Bolshoi Theatre - Koenig und Bauer
What is known is that in 1958 Ivan Ivanovich Tushilkin, a printer at the Bolshoi Theatre, stumbled across the machine on the street outside a Moscow printshop that was being refurbished.
Anatoly Ixanov revealed that the main stage at the Bolshoi Theatre is soon to be rebuilt, followed by a refurbishment of the workshops and the printing plant.
The Bolshoi Theatre as it is known and loved: hard to believe that the theatre printshop works with a press that is one hundred years old (4)
www.kba-print.de /en/home/news/bogenoffsetdruck2/2005-07-05.html   (443 words)

 Bolshoi Theatre (Bolshoy Theater) Ballet Moscow
Although in recent years the Bolshoi has been beset by financial and artistic difficulties, and somewhat overshadowed by the remarkable resurgence of St Petersburg's Kirov, it is still one of the greatest theatres in the world, with its own proud traditions and unforgettable atmosphere.
The Bolshoi is the second biggest opera house in Europe (after La Scala), and grandeur and artistic strength are combined in everything from the impressive statue of Apollo that crowns the fa?ade to the ballet's famously muscular style of choreography.
After the Revolution, the theatre initially faced hostility from the Bolsheviks as a superfluous symbol of elitist bourgeois culture, and funding was cut dramatically.
www.moscow.info /theaters/bolshoi-theatre.aspx   (850 words)

 About Vladimir Vasiliev
He founded the first Bolshoi Ballet School abroad, in Joinville, Brasil in 1999, and organized the magnificent first-ever New Year Ball in the Bolshoi on December 31, 1999.
As a star of the Bolshoi Ballet and international soloist, he set the standard for extraordinary male dancing in the 20th century.
During his tenure as General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre he transformed the organization from an insular Soviet institution into one of the world’s leaders of international culture.
www.maj.org /P2007/hegi_cind_Vv.html   (944 words)

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