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Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

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The Bolshoi Theatre (Russian: Большо́й теа́тр, tr. Bol'shoy teatr, literally "Big Theater", IPA: [bɐlʲˈʂoj tʲɪˈatər]) is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, originally designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds ballet and opera performances. Before the October Revolution it was a part of the Imperial Theatres of the Russian Empire along with Maly Theatre (Small Theatre) in Moscow and a few theatres in Saint Petersburg (Hermitage Theatre, Bolshoi (Kamenny) Theatre, later Mariinsky Theatre and others).

The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are among the oldest and best known ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world's biggest ballet company, with more than 200 dancers. The theatre is the parent company of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, a leading school of ballet. It has a branch at the Bolshoi Theater School in Joinville, Brazil.
The main building of the theatre, rebuilt and renovated several times during its history, is a landmark of Moscow and Russia (its iconic neoclassical façade is depicted on the Russian 100-ruble banknote). On 28 October 2011, the Bolshoi re-opened after an extensive six-year renovation. The official cost of the renovation is 21 billion rubles ($688 million). However, other Russian authorities and other people connected to it claimed much more public money was spent. The renovation included restoring acoustics to the original quality (which had been lost during the Soviet Era), as well as restoring the original Imperial decor of the Bolshoi.
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  • Last week I was in Russia.I I visited many different places of interest, but The Bolshoi Theater was the most majestic of all. The most memorable thing were elaborately carved columns on the front... 
    Last week I was in Russia.I I visited many different places of interest, but The Bolshoi Theater was the most majestic of all. The most memorable thing were elaborately carved columns on the front...  more »
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  • Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow Visited on 6/10/2019 Never in my dream I dreamt of coming face to face with this magnificent building in the heart of Moscow. On the roof of the Bolshoi theatre is Quadriga of Apollo, the four horses led by Apollo. I heard about this iconic theatre when I was a small kid. When I look through my camera screen, it conjures up my childhood memories of those ballet dancers in tight consume, and opera singers who sang their hearts out in a language that I could not understand. My knowledge on ballet and opera is very limited, but I do know about the "The Swan Lake", "The Sleeping Beauty" and the "Nutcracker" . Bolshoi Theatre was damaged extensively by fires, and bombing on different occasions, and has been rebuilt and renovated many times. It is a pity that our tour does not include visiting the interior of the theatre nor attending a performance.
  • Wow place in Moscow. Visited 30 years ago, 1990, and has been fantastic because during a normal show a "flash mob strike" for 5 minuts, when all worker people stopped on the stage in Front of Us, only ask a best condition of work at the Comintern Russian. At the end, only applause for them!!

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