The Chelyabinsk troupe of the Glinka Opera and Ballet Theater has returned from the most large-scale tour in its history. In the Bolshoi Theater Moscow, performances of the Chelyabinsk Opera Theater were seen by more than two and a half thousand spectators.

According to the press service of the theater, the main theater of the country received Chelyabinsk guest performers with all the hospitality and hospitality. The inscription met us at the service entrance: “The Bolshoi Theater team welcomes the troupe of the Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. M. I. Glinka. We wish you a successful tour on our stage. ” And indeed, success accompanied us at every performance.

The performances were held on the New Stage – the building included in the complex of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia was opened in 2002. This room delights with exquisite interiors and seats 879 spectators. That is how many people saw the productions of the Chelyabinsk Opera and Ballet Theater on each touring day.

The opera house from Chelyabinsk presented the last seasons premieres to the court of the metropolitan public: the opera Rigoletto, the ballet cantata Karmina Burana and the ballet Paquita.


For most artists, this was their debut on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater. After the performance, Gilda’s Elvira Avzalova, party performer, admitted that the most difficult thing was to bow:

“I go and think:“ What will happen now? ”, Recalls the artist. – And then the hall explodes with applause! The emotions that I have experienced cannot be compared with anything. Could I imagine, when I came to serve in the Chelyabinsk Theater, that in two years I would finish the season at the Bolshoi? For me it is a great honor! ”.

For the first time in the main theater of Russia, Alexey Pyankov also performed the role of Herzog in Rigoletto and the tenor role in the cantatte Carmina Burana.

“The Bolshoi Theater raises the spirits, and you strive to do much more than your capabilities. I enjoyed the performance on this stage and the way the hall took us “, – the soloist shared his impressions.

At the performances of Chelyabinsk at the Bolshoi Theater was a full house, it is especially pleasant that among the audience there were true professionals in the art world, noted in the theater.

Ballet dancer of the Bolshoi Theater, winner of Russian and international competitions Diana Kosyreva came to support Pchetta Chelyabinsk troupe. Two years ago, she performed the title role of this performance at the premiere at the Glinka Theater.

“The impressions of the work on this party, which was made with great love, are still fresh. Unfortunately, this ballet rarely goes to the theaters in full, so I really miss Paquita. I myself know that it is very responsible and exciting to go on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater, but Chelyabinsk artists demonstrated a high level of professional skill, ”said Diana Kosyreva.

Among the spectators there was also the honored artist of Russia, choreographer-tutor of the Bolshoi Theater Viktor Barykin.