7 The Bolshoi After The Reconstruction

The Bolshoi After The Reconstruction

Posted on November 7, 2011 by


It took them 6 years and over 700 million dollars to reconstruct the Bolshoi Theater and you could read about it in one of our previous articles. These are some more photos for you to check and let’s begin with the lighting:


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In this photo you see the dress circle of the theater during (November, 2008) and after (October, 2011) the reconstruction.

This is the foyer before (January, 2008) and after (October, 2011) the reconstruction.

By urgently reinforcing the walls of the theater, they prevented it from collapsing.

This worker is ceiling.

One of the guards of the Bolshoi Theater.

The facade of the theater after the reconstruction.

People are admiring the view.

Guards of honor during at the opening ceremony of the theater.

Cleaning before the opening.

The ceiling of the main hall of the Bolshoi Theater.

The foyer.

The main hall.

This is a general view of the foyer.

A dress refearsal of ‘Ruslan and Ludmila’.

Ballerinas of the Bolshoi Theater are rehearsing ‘Cinderella’ in London, 2006.

A ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater is performing in ‘Swan Lake’ in Valletta.

A Cuban ballet dancer in the Bolshoi Theater, August, 2011.

The dress rehearsal, October 31, 2011.

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The Grand Opening.

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‘Smoking fountains’.

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This fire show lasted for 20 minutes.

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Theater Square.

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The Bolshoi Theater of Russia.

Location: Moscow

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7 Responses to “The Bolshoi After The Reconstruction”

  1. geoff says:

    That display on the outside of the building, how tricky is that.

    I have heard of the Bolshoi ballet and theater since I was a child, it is more than famous.

    I am still accused of being a child.

  2. Mr. Fox says:

    Ooo-Waa!

    Bolshoi, real Bolshoi!

  3. Archy Bunka says:

    Stunning national treasure.

  4. Hirsh says:

    Reposts, English Russia has it!

  5. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Nice restoration. Far as the light show and the fire show – why? Just takes away from a beautiful building.

  6. eneils says:

    That is a beautiful place. It took many artisans and a very long time to restore it. GOOD JOB!
    I remember as a child in 1962 (I think) watching the Bolshoi Ballet Company perform on the Ed Sullivan TV show. That was an extraordinary occurrence because it was not but a year or so after the Cuban Missile Crisis. That was a big deal at the height of the Soviet Union/USA Cold war. I am glad peace prevailed 30 years later. My Mother, God rest her soul, liked ballet and insisted I watch it with her. I am happy that I did, she talked about it all the next day.

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