The National academic Bolshoï theater of Russia is one of the best music theater in the world.
The Bolshoï Theater was founded in 1776, originally the theater did not have its own building.
In 1780, the Petrovsky Theater was built on the place of the modern Bolshoï Theater.
The repertoire of this first professional musical theater in Moscow consisted of drama, opera, and ballet performances. But the center of spécial attention were operas, that is why the Petrovsky Theater was more often called the Opera House.
In 1805, the edifice of the theater was burnt down, and till 1825 performances were staged on varions theatrical sites.
In 1824, a new theater, which was named Bolshoï Petrovsky, was built by O. Bove. It became on of the most beautiful theater buildings in the world due to its perfect classical architecture.
Of great significance to the history of the theater was opera and ballet legato of the great Russian composer Piotr Chaikovsky. His operas Eugeni Oneguin, The Queen Of Spades, The Cherevichki, Mazepa, Iolanta, ballets The Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker are placed on golden record of the repertoire.
In 80’s and 90’s of the XIX century, works of composers from The Mighty Group were produced on the stage of the Bolshoï Theater : Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky, Sadko and The Snow-Girl by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, The Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin.