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Russia Travel Group offers tickets to Moscow and St. Petersburg theaters, circuses and concert halls. Having made a request you will get tickets at the best possible rates and at the shortest time.
The Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow)
Founded in 1776, the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia is one of the best musical theatres in the world. The building was constructed in 1825 by the architect Osip Bove and reconstructed after a fire by the architect Albert Kavos in 1856. The history of the Bolshoi Theatre includes many distinguished singers and ballet dancerrs who passed on the traditions of Russian ballet, the musical school and acting from generation to generation.The real golden age of the Russian opera and ballet arts was connected with the arrival of Feodor Shalyapin, Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya and many others.Many famous foreign theatre troupes and outstanding actors have performed on its stage: La Scale, Vienna Staatsoper, various opera and ballet troupes from America, England, Sweden.At present almost 2500 people work for the Bolshoi Theatre.Its general director is Anatoly Ixanov. Its musical director and chief conductor is Alexander Vedernikov.
Grand Russian Circus (Moscow)
At present time the Circus employs several hundreds of the artists who perform the acts of practically all known circus genres. Many of the artists hold the honorary titles of people's Artists and Honored Artists of Russian Federation. Their high artistic and professional level is proved by the fact that every year the artists of the Great Moscow Circus take part in the most prestigious international festivals and contests winning highest awards. The whole programs and separate acts tour every year in more tham 20 countries of the world performing not only in the circuses, but on the theatre stages, in the cabarets and in the theme parks.
Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theatre (St. Petersburg)
The history of the Mariinsky Ballet Company dates from 1783. The Theatre was named the Mariinsky Theatre after Alexander II?s wife Maria. According to contemporaries, it was "the finest theatre in Europe". The theatre building was twice reconstructed in the 19th century. Victor Shroeter, head architect at the Department of The Imperial Theatres, redesigned the back-stage areas between 1884 and 1886. Between 1894 and 1896, the engineer Smirnov carried out restoration work on the auditorium. A new wing was added to the main facade, with a vestibule, grand staircases and foyer. New wings were also built to the right and left of the main building.
The theatre's magnificent decor has survived almost unchanged to the present day. Dazzling white sculptures, lustrous gilt and light blue drapings and upholstery all combine to create the beautiful and unusual colour scheme of the Mariinsky's auditorium. Above is the Italianate ceiling, designed by Professor Dusi and painted by Fracioli, and a magnificent three-tiered bronze chandelier, shaped like Monomakh's cap and burning with the fire of a thousand crystal pendants. The chandelier and candelabra were a gift from the mechant Pleske, who was decorated with a gold medal " in recognition of his special services to the arts".
The unique curtain, an emblem of the Mariinsky Theatre, was created in 1914 by the famous designer Alexander Golovin. Previously dark red, its colour scheme was altered to blue in 1952 by the artists Simon Virsaladze and Mikhail Zandin, in keeping with the general tone of the auditorium's decor. During the Second World War, more than twenty shells struck the theatre building, yet by the autumn of 1944 it had already been restored to its former glory.
In the late 1960's, the stage was rebuilt in the course of further reconstruction work carried out by Sergei Gelfer, from the foundations right up to the flies. The rising floor and other technical improvements offer new opportunities for the positioning of the orchestra and permit highly complicated stage effects. The passage of time, however, necessitates the constant renewal of the stage machinery and the theatre is currently undergoing yet another technical reconstruction programme.
The Russian National Dance Show "Kostroma" (Moscow)
If you ask any non-Russian what they associate with Russian culture, they will probably come up with a list that includes the Balalaika, vodka, Cossack dancing, 'matryoshka' nesting dolls, and perhaps perestroika.
But of course, it is far richer than any of these clichés - and from June 15th to September 15th at the concert hall of Cosmos Hotel you can see for yourself just how rich, at the Russian National Dance Show to be performed by the Russian National Ballet Company 'Kostroma'.
Having already won the hearts of audiences around the globe, from Russia to Australia, this incredible dance show will present in its most refined form Russian traditional performance art. The programme cleverly, and with great prowess, unites lyrical sketches with elements of folklore and ancient Russian epic, whilst preserving the flavour of both Soviet and contemporary Russia.
The show is presented against a backdrop of panoramic sets that reflect in turn the spirit of imperial pre-revolutionary Russia, the passion of socialist zeal, the patriotism and unity of wartime, and the sparkling talent and richness of modern Russia. From orthodox to secular to heroic, this spectacular show offers a compelling insight into the traditions, culture and history of a great country.
The show is, in its own right, an aesthetic journey into Russia's deep history. The programme includes a varied mix of traditional national dance and contemporary ballet pieces. The troupe consists of more than 50 artists with 300 unique costumes decorated with pearls, silver and gold all created and hand-embroidered especially for the show. As one of Russia's most expensive stage shows with its unique music and gripping effects, you will be led into a luxurious and fun tale full of memorable surprises.
President of the Russian National Ballet Company 'Kostroma' and producer of "The Russian National Dance Show", the Honored worker of culture Elena Tsarenko believes that foreign guests have now an opportunity to get acquainted with the elevated culture based on the folk material alongside with the trite folklore that is widely presented to the foreign guests coming to Moscow. "Our project is super expensive as we are employing the best modern special effects. The music is composed specifically for the show and is recorded with the folk instrument orchestra named after Osipov. The costumes are all decorated with handmade embroidery. Besides, we use so called "live pictures": rear-video-projection instead of the sets. We made them three-dimensional".