Bolshoi Opera & Ballet Theatre

Bolshoi Opera & Ballet Theatre
(+375 17) 334-10-41
Bolshoi Opera & Ballet Theatre
Parizhskaya Kommuna Square 1

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Editor's review

Belarus' Russian influences reach far and wide, and if there's one place where even visitors can be thankful for that, it's certainly at the Bolshoi. It was named of course after the legendary Bolshoi theatre in Moscow, home to some of the greatest ballet performers in the history of the art. Minsk's own version is a similarly prestigious institution, opened in 1933 and now sits in an elegant building in the posh district of Trinity Hill. Nowadays the theatre, which is officially known as the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, puts on a wide range of grand performances throughout the year (with the usual break during the summer months). Belarusian and Russian classics are frequently staged, as well as the usual international favourites such as Carmen or Swan Lake.

Editor & Minsk Local


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United Kingdom

I watched several quite remarkable performances here.

Reply Jan 24th, 2013
United Kingdom

Hi Editor,

Do you know any English cinema or theater around?

my wife said its all in Russian even English films are dubbed in Russian.

will be visiting my wife for xmas and new year:)

Reply Nov 3rd, 2012
United Kingdom

The single best thing about Minsk! Incredible performers, great space.

Reply Oct 11th, 2012
United Kingdom

just arrived back from Minsk went to see Carmen,It was wonderful the refurbished opera house is a relavation I will return in July

Reply Mar 25th, 2012
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