The Bolshoi Theatre philharmonia season ticket concerts at the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire continue with a program of Czech music: Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 and Janacek's Glagolitic Mass.

'The Card' of the Season
The 232nd season of the Bolshoi Theatre opens with the premiere of The Queen of Spades, one of the most famous Russian operas.

Victor Hochhauser presents The Bolshoi Ballet three-week summer season at the London Coliseum from July 30 — August 18, 2007.

New production of LeCorsaire opens season.
The British will be the first to see Christopher Wheeldon’s Elsinore after its this year world premiere at the Bolshoi.
Carlos Acosta guests as Spartacus.

Season 2007/8 Projects

The Bolshoi Theatre closes the season with the ballet stars gala.

The Yuri Bashmet International Charitable Foundation has awarded its Dmitri Shostakovich prize to Alexei Ratmansky. This is the first time the prize-giving ceremony will take place at the Bolshoi Theatre!

Maryinsky Principal's Visit
Diana Vishneva guests as Kitri. Sergei Filin is opposite.

Richard Strauss programme
A concert of works by Richard Strauss continues the Bolshoi Theatre philarmonia season ticket concerts at the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire. At the concert, the Bolshoi Theatre will be presenting the famous German singer and Vienna State Opera soloist, Ricarda Merbeth, in her first performance in Russia.

During the Bolshoi Theatre's forthcoming London season, Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet premier, will dance the part of Spartacus on 6 and 8 August at the London Coliseum.

In taking stock of 2006 Opus, the influential Swedish music journal, declared that the best symphony concert held in Sweden in the outgoing year was that given by the Goeteborg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Bolshoi Theatre principal conductor Alexander Vedernikov.

Florian Boesch returns to the Boshoi
On 27 and 28 February, the young but already famous - particularly in this role - Austrian baritone, Florian Boesch, will appear at the Bolshoi as Papageno (The Magic Flute). Boesch has been nominated for a Golden Mask National Theatre Festival award. And the performance of The Magic Flute, on the first day of the singer’s short tour, comes under the Festival auspices.

The Bolshoi Theatre is happy to present once again at its New Stage the Canadian trumpeter, Frederick Mills, one of the world's most outstanding performers of brass instruments. He will be appearing together with the Theatre's Bolshoi Brass Ensemble of Soloists.

On 17 and 18 February, two performances of the opera Eugene Onegin will be given as part of the European Opera Days Across Europe.

Starting from the 2007-2008 season, Yuri Temirkanov will be Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Chief Guest Conductor. A press briefing devoted to this important event in the lives of the maestro and the Bolshoi Theatre will take place at 12.00 noon in the atrium of the Bolshoi Theatre auxiliary building (Kopievsky Lane, No. 3, entr., No. 3).

The Bolshoi Ballet, twice nominated by English critics, is TWICE VICTORIOUS!

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