Our artists among Operalia 2021 Winners!
First Prize,
Birgit Nilsson Prize
Victoria Karkacheva, Bolshoi Young Artists Opera Program’ alumni

Second Prize
Bekhzod Davronov, Bolshoi Opera soloist

Third Prize
Dmitry Cheblykov, graduated from the Bolshoi Young Artists Opera Program this season

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Egor Geraschenko is promoted from the First Soloist to the Leading Soloist.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Elizaveta Kokoreva is promoted from the Artist to the Soloist.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Klim Efimov is promoted from the Artist to the Soloist.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Eleonora Sevenard is promoted from Soloist to the Leading Soloist. 

An award was established at the end of 2020 based on the long-term collaboration between the Bolshoi Theatre and Credit Suisse bank, and it aims to support prominent young talents. Bekhzod Davronov, tenor of the Bolshoi Opera Company, became the first recipient. On 13 December, right before the start of Traviata by G. Verdi (Historical Stage) Vladimir Urin, General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, presented him the award.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Denis Zakharov is promoted from the Artist to the First Soloist.

В честь Владимира Васильева
We were planning to hold a Ballet festival to commemorate the anniversary of Vladimir Vasiliev in spring: culmination and spectacular final chord was supposed to take place on the actual birthday of the greatest dancer – 18 April. However, lockdown made us postpone this event, and now it is destined to illuminate the light over dreary November days.Don Quixote will open a festival of iconic in the career of Vladimir Vasiliev ballets on 15 November. After, Spartacus (17 November) and Nutcracker (18 November) will be shown. Final chord – multi-genre performance And The Eternal Light Will Shine of Tatar Opera and Ballet Theatre – will take place on 22 November.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Denis Savin is promoted from the Leading Soloist to Premier, Olga Marchenkova — from the First Soloist to the Leading Soloist, Egor Gerashchenko — from the Artist to the First Soloist. 

Официальный канал Большого театра получил «серебряную кнопку» YouTube
Bolshoi Theatre has reached its first milestone on the way to expansion within digital space. It received YouTube Silver Play Button and became the first theatre-winner in Russia. More than 450 thousands of opera, ballet and classical music fans are now subscribed to the channel from all over the world. This is 10 times more than it was at the beginning of 2020.

Наши артисты вновь удостоены премии Леонида Мясина
Leading soloist Alyona Kovaleva and Principal Dancer of the Bolshoi Theatre, Artemy Belyakov, have been awarded with Léonide Massine Prize. Ceremony is held annually in Positano (Italy) and named after the famous Russian choreographer, so well-known in the West. His bright career started at the Bolshoi at the dawn of the XX Century.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Elizaveta Kruteleva and Antonina Chapkina are promoted to the Soloists.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Artemy Belyakov is promoted from the Leading Soloist to Premier, Alyona Kovalyova — from the First Soloist to the Leading Soloist, Olga Marchenkova and David Motta Soares — from Soloists to the First SoloistsAnastasia Denisova and Eleonora Sevenard became Soloists.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Georgy Gusev is promoted to the Soloist.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Jacopo Tissi is promoted to the Leading Soloist.
Alyona Kovalyova and Margarita Shrainer — to the First Soloists.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Xenia Zhiganshina is promoted to the Soloist.

Объявлены лауреаты Национальной театральной премии «Золотая маска»
Russian National Theatre Award Golden Mask Laureates Have Been Announced
We are pleased to introduce our winners:

Billy Budd – Opera/ Best Production
Paul Stainberg – Best Scenic Design for Musical Theatre (The work for Billy Budd)
Anastasia Stashkevich – Ballet/ Best Female Performance (Novice in The Cage)
Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov – Opera/ Musical Theatre Jury Special Award “For Unique Duet in Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi Theatre”

Орден Британской империи – за связи с Россией, русским искусством, Большим театром
Lilian Hochhauser becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Over sixty years, in partnership with her husband Victor Hochhauser, she has been a partner of the Bolshoi, organizing guest tours of the theatre’s ballet company. The first guest tour in Britain – indeed the very first large-scale foreign guest tour of the Bolshoi Ballet took place in London in 1956. It was a triumph for all. The company acquired world famous and established itself as the Bolshoi Ballet, the tour became legendary and marked the beginning of a beautiful friendship between the theatre and the Hokhausers.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Alyona Kovalyova is promoted from Artists to Soloists, Jacopo Tissi – from Artists to First Soloists.

Среди лауреатов «Опералии» – вновь выпускники Молодежной оперной программы Большого!
Kristina Mkhitaryan (soprano), a graduate of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theatre, won 2nd prize at one of the most prestigious vocal competitions of the world - Plácido Domingo's Operalia competition.

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