Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet


Founded in 1776, the Bolshoi Ballet is one of the world’s oldest and most renowned ballet companies. Attributed with a colourful and bold approach, combining technique and athleticism with expressiveness and dramatic intensity, the Bolshoi offers a wide spectrum of the Russian classical legacy, alongside promoting the pushing of boundaries in the art. Watch spectacular live and recorded performances from Moscow in our Bolshoi broadcasts.


Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: The Nutcracker

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: The Nutcracker

Synopsis On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mo...

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Giselle

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Giselle

Synopsis The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who con...

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Swan Lake

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Swan Lake

Synopsis Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her ...

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Romeo and Juliet

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo...

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Jewels

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Jewels

Synopsis This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York an...

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