Bolshoi Theatre - Moscow
28 March 2017

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Manon Lescaut

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Manon, l'anima e il feticcio
19 Oct 16 / L'Ape musicale
Anna Netrebko singt am Bolschoi-Theater
Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" zum ersten Mal in Moskau
Boris Godunov

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

An historical revival of Boris Godunov
30 May 16 / The Opera Critic
The Stone Guest

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Dargomyzhsky's The Stone Guest premieres at the Bolshoi
24 May 16 / The Opera Critic
Carmen

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Bizet's 'Carmen' sputters at the Bolshoi
28 Sep 15 / The Moscow Times
Rigoletto

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

Une première mondiale de Rigoletto au Bolchoï
1 Jan 15 / Russia beyond the Headlines
Circus-themed 'Rigoletto' unlike any seen at Bolshoi Theater
31 Dec 14 / The Moscow Times
Don Carlo

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Substitutes hold together Bolshoi's 'Don Carlo'
21 Jan 14 / The Moscow Times
Bolshoi prepares for 'Don Carlo,' minus a conductor
"Don Carlo" opens this week on the Bolshoi's Main Stage for an initial run of six performances, butwithout its originally planned conductor, Vasily Sinaisky.
Boris Godunov

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Boris Godunov chez lui au Bolchoï
29 Apr 14 / ResMusica
The Love for Three Oranges

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

The Love for Three Oranges - a satirical classic
21 Nov 12 / The Opera Critic
Le coq d'or

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Sarcastique modernité
20 Nov 12 / Concertclassic.com
La Traviata

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

12 years on, 'La Traviata' returns to the Bolshoi
13 Nov 12 / The Moscow Times
Charodeyka

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Tchaikovsky's 'Enchantress' premiers at Bolshoi
3 Jul 12 / The Moscow Times
Ruslan and Ludmilla

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 3

Bolshoi Theater's 'Ruslan' shocks traditionalists
21 Nov 11 / The Moscow Times
Tcherniakov’s staging is insightful and vivid
7 Nov 11 / Financial Times (via Google)
First production sparks scandal at restored Bolshoi
4 Nov 11 / Agence France Press (English)
"Ruslan and Lyudmila" a classic with a touch of sex
Mikhail Glinka’s opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila” will be the Moscow Bolshoi Theater’s first opera premiere after the solemn reopening of the Bolshoi’s historical stage in late October.
Le coq d'or

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Lavish 'Golden Cockerel' satirizes those in power
4 Oct 11 / The Moscow Times
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

El Teatro Real conquista Moscú
7 Sep 11 / El Pais
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk's chequered history
4 Apr 11 / The Opera Critic
Don Giovanni

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Great singing but Bolshoi’s ‘Don Giovanni’ flops
23 Nov 10 / The Moscow Times
Eugene Onegin

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 12

A brave, but ultimately misguided production which does Tchaikovsky, and Pushkin, no favours
20 Aug 10 / Opera Britannia
Russian operas are surely best performed by Russians
16 Aug 10 / Musical Criticism
This production is wrong on so many levels
16 Aug 10 / Classical Source
Thrillingly staged and sung
15 Aug 10 / Independent on Sunday
Everything is pushed to neurotic extremes
14 Aug 10 / The Guardian
The lead roles were all beautifully sung
13 Aug 10 / Express
The finest piece of operatic stagecraft in years
13 Aug 10 / Independent
Much to argue over, much to admire
13 Aug 10 / Financial Times (via Google)
An unforgettable evening watching Eugene Onegin
13 Aug 10 / Evening Standard
A baffling Bolshoi 'Onegin' in London
13 Aug 10 / Wall Street Journal (via Google)
An enthralling performance of Eugene Onegin
13 Aug 10 / Telegraph
The characterisations possess a truthfulness that grips the attention throughout
13 Aug 10 / The Stage
Die Fledermaus

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

Bolshoi hits a new low with 'Die Fledermaus'
20 Apr 10 / The Moscow Times
Schiffe versenken mit Walzerschwung
27 Mar 10 / FAZ
Eugene Onegin

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Ni delicadeza ni poesía
15 Mar 10 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Wozzeck

Bolshoi Theatre


No. of reviews: 3

Der arme Mann von nebenan
1 Dec 09 / Neue Musikzeitung
A firmly middle-class Wozzeck
1 Dec 09 / New York Times
Auf dem Weg in die Zukunft?
27 Nov 09 / Neue Zürcher Zeitung
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Puccini
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Benjamin
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Bach, JS
25 to 26 Apr 2017
Strauss, R
26 to 30 Apr 2017

News & Articles

John Berry confirms Bolshoi post
John Berry has confirmed that he is joining the Bolshoi in an advisory capacity.
27 Jul 2016 / Opera Now
Bolshoi denies reports John Berry is to join the company
Former ENO head, who left the beleaguered UK opera house last year, has not confirmed stories he is to be given a senior appointment at the Russian theatre.
20 Jul 2016 / The Guardian
Bolshoi announces plans for 2015-2016 season
The Bolshoi Theater's 2015-2016 season will include a number of new stagings and modern productions in both opera and ballet.
19 Jun 2015 / The Moscow Times
Bolshoi arrives with drama, some onstage
‘The Tsar’s Bride,’ at Lincoln Center Festival.
10 Jul 2014 / New York Times
Netrebko singt erstmals am Bolschoi Theater
Opernstar Anna Netrebko wird in diesem Jahr erstmals am Moskauer Bolschoi Theater singen. Geplant sei der Auftritt am 28. Oktober bei einem Opernball zu Ehren des 75. Geburtstags der Sängerin Jelena Obraszowa.
13 May 2014 / Salzburger Nachtrichten