Bolshoi Theatre Launches Streaming Service

By Francisco Salazar

Russia’s Bolshoi Theater has launched a streaming service with some of its most popular opera and ballet performances, also known as the “Golden Collection,” on its official YouTube channel.

The company will stream six performances from March 27 to April 10. Each performance will premiere at 7 p.m. Moscow time and viewers who subscribe to the channel will receive an alert and will be able to participate in a live chat during the streaming of the performance.

“Our country, like the rest of the world, is experiencing a very difficult time”  We’ve never faced this type of situation before and since we had to close the theater we didn’t want to lose our connection with our audience. Theatre is deeply moving and is a rich experience, and although we cannot perform in front of live audiences, we’re excited to share our performances digitally,” said Vladmire Urin, General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, in a press release. “It’s been a lot of hard work on our part to make this happen, but we hope these performances will lift peoples spirits and support the well-being of all who tune into the Bolshoi.”

Among its digital partners, The Bolshoi Theatre is working with Pathé Live and Mezzo to support its online presence.

Broadcast Schedule: 7pm CET

March 27– Swan Lake (2015), ballet in two acts
March 28– The Sleeping Beauty (2011), ballet in two acts
April 1– The Tsar’s Bride (2018), opera in four acts
April 4- Marco Spada (2014), ballet in three acts
7 April 7– Boris Godunov (2019), opera in four acts
April 10- The Nutcracker (2011), ballet in two acts