Bolshoi Theatre Announce April & May Lineup of Streams

By Francisco Salazar

The Bolshoi Theatre and Google have announced the continuation of a series of broadcasts of the theater’s “gold collection” performances on YouTube.

The theater announced that from April 15 to May 11, 2020, viewers from around the world will be able to  to see recordings of ballets  and operas and concerts by soloists of the Bolshoi Opera.

Each performance will begin at 7 p.m. Moscow time and broadcasts will go in the Youtube “premiere” mode. Each performance will remain online for 24 hours after the initial premiere.

In a press release Bolshoi Theatre General Manager Vladimir Urin said, “Since we cannot restore the theater’s normal operation yet, and our beloved spectators are forced to isolate themselves, we decided to continue broadcasting our performances on the Internet. Obviously, it brings great joy to people. I want to highlight two events here – two anniversaries, which we will celebrate virtually.

Among its digital partners, The Bolshoi Theatre is working with Pathe Live, Bel Air Media and Mezzo to support its online presence.

Broadcast Schedule: 7pm MSK (Moscow Time)

4/15 Le Corsaire, ballet in 3 acts (filmed in 2012)
4/18 Spartacus, ballet in 3 acts (filmed in 2013)
4/21 Concert of soloists of the Bolshoi Opera (filmed in 2019)
4/25 A Hero of our time, ballet in 2 acts (filmed in 2017)
4/29 Katerina Izmailova, opera in 4 acts (filmed in 2016)
5/3 The Bright Stream, comic ballet in 2 acts (filmed in 2012)
5/7 Don Quixote, ballet in 3 acts (filmed in 2016)
5/11 Sadko, opera bylina in 7 scenes (filmed in 2020, the premiere of the current season)