The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Bolshoi (Big) Theatre is the historic Russian theatre designed by the architect Joseph Bove, which holds performances of ballet and opera. It is one of the biggest and the most famous theatres in the world.

The construction of the Bolshoi Theatre consisted of new elements and of details from the previous buildings. A lot of cracks, sags and other defects appeared in the walls after the last serious restoration. In fact the building is constantly being repaired from the beginning of its existence.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The plan of the theatre.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The stage. This wall divides the stage from the hall, soon there will be a fireproof curtain.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The theatre will be upgraded with modern equipments.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

Bells are now on the top. The biggest one weights 6.4 tons, the smallest-8.7kg.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The old plaster moulding.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

A stone mosaic floor will replace the old wooden squeaky one.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The underground repetition hall is one of new rooms in the theatre.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The white foyer with big mirrors that enlarge the space.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

All details are tried to be restored. V.Teplova.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The emperor’s foyer.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The unique ancient picture, 1895.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The choral hall.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The process of gilding.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The main hall.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

The Apollo’s sculpture.

The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre

Limestone facades.

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12 thoughts on “The Big Restoration Of The Big Theatre”

  1. Why do Russians like to paint everything gold? Reminds me of black people who tries to bling themselves with fake gold.

    • Look at the european theatre architecture – everything is gold. Remeber Garnier Opera in Paris? It’s normal. The gold domes on cathedrals also come from Byzantine tradition of architecture, turned to be proclaiming the gold to symbolize the Light. On the other hand catholic tradition turned the concept of Light visualization by painted glass. There is nothing wrong with that. It does not come from desire of Russians for gold, gold is considered a bad taste in modern Russia, but it is a respect to the traditional architecture.

    • Besides, it is not a fake gold. It is real foils of thin gold. This technique is called metal leaf coating. This technique exists in Russia for centuries. I personally think it is a bad tone to throw racist comments, trying to compare incomparable in order to induce a conflict here. This shall not pass. If you didn’t mean this, it is fine.
      You just have to educate yourself before asking irrelevant questions )))).

    • It was the symbol of wealth and prestige if you had a rococo interior with a lot of golden elements around 200 years ago. And its not fake gold, they use very thin leafs of gold to wrap different stuff in it and make it look solid gold.

    • Can you at least ones in a while stop ofending I think you are a slave that’s why you already had some experience before. To set this record straight there is no more slaves not unless you live with slaves close by your house seriously. Das Ende it means The end Fare well

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