In the Moscow Theater Square is the Bolshoi Theater (Grande), whose impressive facade impresses the visitor. It is topped by a bronze chariot, the work of the sculptor PiotrKoldt. The building It is a sample of the Russian architecture of the middle of the s. XIX and at the same time one of the largest theatrical constructions in Europe. The room is sumptuously decorated and can hold more than 2,000 spectators. It seems that it also has one of the largest stages in the world.
The history The Bolshoi Theater is glorious, firmly linked to the history of Russian opera and ballet. He has in his repertoire the operas by Mikhail Linklink, AlexandrDargomyzshki, ModestMúsorgski, AlexandrBorodín, NikolaiRimski-Kórsakov, PiotrChaikovski's operas and ballets. Within its walls created hundreds of singers, dancers, directors and painters such as Fyodor Shallapin, Leoni Sobinov, Antonina Nezhdanova, Ekaterina Gelzer, Sergei Rajmaninov ... who are the glory of Russian theater and world art.
Among his most famous shows, the operas Boris Godunov, Jovanschina, Sadkó, War and Peace, Othello, Aida, Don Carlos, the ballets The Bajchisarai Fountain, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Spartacus are famous throughout the world. The Name The square is not accidental - in addition to the Bolshoi, the Mali theater (small) is located in the square. In front of its main facade is the monument to Alexandr Ostrovski, a great Russian playwright.
In the theater square, there is the hotel metropol, built in modernist style. We must highlight a sculptural frieze and a huge varnished ceramic panel titled The Far Princess, made according to designs of the painter Russian M. Vrúbel (inspired by the piece by the French poet and playwright Edmons Rostand).
The Bolshoi and Theatre square tour (Moscow Russia) (April 2021)