Phantom of the Opera in the Bolshoi Theatre

‘Music has incredible magic power! … It is difficult to disagree with the opinion of the French writer Gaston Leroux. And you were able to ascertain the truth of these words at the Big New Year’s Ball at the Bolshoi Theatre, which was traditionally held on the night of the Old New Year. The romantic hero of a gothic novel by Leroux took up residence at the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus on the night of the 13th /14th January.

In 2019, Big New Year’s Ball at the Bolshoi Theatre was held for the 10th time, and the theme of this night was the novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Hence-interesting directing elements and theatrical decisions based on mystification, illusion and mystery … The jubilee year requires an out-of-the-box approach , so ... prepare to be amazed: the audience saw the miracles immediately, at the ball, which was solemnly opened this evening. Directors wanted to surprise you with elements of immersive theatre, when artists just appear out of nowhere in a crowd of spectators, interacting with the audience and involving them in their game.

Last year, a dance master class had an incredible success, so we decided to repeat it this time. Of course, not everyone had the opportunity and time for several months of rehearsals in the theatre.

The second ball, which was opened after midnight, surely surprised the audience with its musical solution, which was more than democratic. The audience enjoyed a combination of classical dance with jazz, swing and even rock and roll!
This evening, even the chess game was incredibly exciting!
The artists of the Minsk theatre school of dramatic art under the direction of Oleg Kotz performed at the Big New Year’s Ball at the Bolshoi Theatre again.
The audience was delighted with our wonderful musicians. The evening featured sextet A.M.A.D.I.S. Brass, string quartet “Vivat Quartet”, string quintet “Serenada” and ensemble of trombonists and saxophonist.