Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre
The Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre, one of the youngest music theatres in Russia, began its history in 1978.
During the first season more than thirteen plays were staged. Among them were the ballets by P. Tchaikovsky Swan Lake, A. Adam Giselle; the operas by G. Rossini The Barber of Seville, G. Bizet-R. Shchedrin Carmen Suite, P. Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin.
Later other significant plays appeared in the theatre repertory: the operas by N. Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar's Bride, G.Puccini Tosca and Madame Butterfly, P. Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades, M. Mussorgsky Boris Godunov, G. Verdi La traviata; the ballets by A. Khachaturian Spartacus, L. Minkus Don Quixote, P. Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, S. Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, V. Gavrilin Anyuta.
The art director of the theatre is the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Sergey Bobrov. He has staged a lot of ballets since 1999: Antigone (M. Pekarski), The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty (P. Tchaikovsky), Carmen (G. Bizet-R. Shchedrin), Don Quixote and Bayaderka (L.Minkus), Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella (S. Prokofiev), Infanta and Jester (A. Schnittke).
The theatre is famous for original stage projects by Sergei Bobrov Tsar's Box and Lumen Magicus, in which the elements of visual art, laser shows, transforming decorations are used. The play by Sergei Bobrov Romeo and Juliet was nominated for the highest theatrical prize of Russia Gold Mask, and in 2008 the art director of the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre was awarded the prize Soul of theDance.
The auditorium, foyer, bar and cafe of the theatre were repaired in 2010. The Façade and columns were decorated with tiles from white and grey marble. New lighting techniques were used to illuminate the facade of the building.
Source: press service of the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre