The Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre was founded in May 12, 1945, so people tagged it “A Peer of the Victory” (as in 1945 The Great Patriotic War at last was ended).
It is one of the biggest theaters in Russia and it has gained worldwide prominence. About 350 premieres and capital reconstruction of classical productions (opera and ballet ones) were performed in the theatre since 1945. Classical opera and ballet performances forms the basis of its repertoire but at the same time “The Siberian Coliseum” is at the cutting edge of modern theatre life, ready to offer you modern up-to-date performances. The Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre took part in global international projects implemented under the auspices of UNESCO. Some of the performances are held involving foreign actors and dancers. During foreign tours the ballet and opera company successfully performed such productions as: «The Sleeping Beauty», «The Nutcracker», «Swan Lake», «Spartacus», «Legend of Love», «Carmen», «Boris Godunov», «Prince Igor», «Khovanschina», «Dame Pique», «Otello», «Galka», «Tosca» and many others. The leading opera and ballet soloists are often invited to foreign tours.
The theatre building is the biggest in Russia. This building itself is unique and complicated architectural complex and, of course, it is a heritage building. The most unique part of the building is its dome 60 metres in diameter and 35 metres high but only 8 cm thick. This dome was the first in Europe to be constructed without girders or buttresses. The roof of the dome is covered with thousands of silvery tiles that contributes in overall splendid view of the Theatre. One cannot visit the main square of the city without being delighted with The Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Источник фотографий: Russia.Travel