Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

These electric motors are used to pull the setting up and down.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

With this clock they synchronize the process of raising and lowering the theater setting.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Lift devices.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

They control the setting from one of the balconies above the stage.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

The orchestra pit.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Right now, they are carrying out a sound check.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Karen Movsesyan is an opera singer and head of the theater’s PR department.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Behind the stage, they keep hard setting elements.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Under the storehouse, there is a joiner’s shop.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

That’s a lot of pumps!

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Here, they make costumes.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Each costume is made individually for each actor or ballet dancer.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

In the make up room.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

In these boxes, there are contrabasses.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

In the cafeteria they serve tasty and affordable dishes.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Staircases leading into the underground…

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

An exit sign and a hermetic door.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

What do you think may be behind this door?

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

The PR department!

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Here they repair musical instruments.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Before another play. They always play to a full house!

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Location: Novosibirsk

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3 thoughts on “Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre”

  1. I wish America would have a few more really nice, state sponsored buildings like this for cultural things. But they’re all too busy watching kim kardishian to worry about anything cultural.

  2. It was built in 1931-1941, when nobody counted money in the Soviet Union. The government built palaces everywhere, like this theatre, exactly in the time when TENS OF MILLIONS of people in USSR died from government-planned and executed hunger.
    This theatre is like a tomb monument to those tens of millions of dead Soviet citizens. And it is probably large enough to have room for memorial plaques with names of all of those millions. Never going to happen, unfortunately.

  3. From Wikipedia: During the construction, in 1937 NKVD “discovered” a group of “enemies of the people” among the builders. Almost all construction managers who worked on the theatre during beginning stages of the construction, were arrested and later died in prison camps.

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