Moscow Theater Square

On the Moscow Theater Square is the Bolshoi (Large) Theater, whose impressive facade impresses the visitor. It is topped by a bronze chariot, the work of the sculptor PiotrKoldt. The building is a sample of Russian architecture from the middle of the s. XIX and at the same time one of the largest theatrical constructions in Europe. The hall is sumptuously decorated and accommodates more than 2,000 spectators. It seems that it also has one of the largest stages in the world.

The history of the Bolshoi Theater is glorious, firmly linked to the history of Russian opera and ballet. It has in its repertoire the operas of Mikhail Glinka, AlexandrDargomyzshki, ModestMúsorgsky, AlexandrBorodín, NikolaiRimsky-Kórsakov, the operas and ballets of PyotrChaikovsky. Hundreds of singers, dancers, directors and painters such as Fyodor Shalapin, Leoni Sobinov, Antonina Nejdánova, EkaterinaGelzer, Sergei Rachmaninov created within its walls … 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 Bajchisarai Fountain, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Espartaco are famous all over the world. The name of the square is not accidental – in addition to the Bolshoi, the Mali (small) theater is located in the square. In front of its main facade is the monument to Alexandr Ostrovski, the great Russian playwright.

In the Teatral square, you will find the Metropol hotel , built in a modernist style. Noteworthy is a sculptural frieze and a huge panel of varnished ceramic entitled The Far Princess, made according to designs by the Russian painter M. Vrubel (inspired by the piece by the French poet and playwright Edmons Rostand).