Novosibirsk is a large Russian metropolis. It is known in the country as a significant scientific center, a large transport hub providing communication between Siberia and other regions of Russia, as well as an industrial city. However, in addition to this, the city is also famous for its contribution to the culture of Russia.
The theater life of Novosibirsk today is rich and diverse: more than 30 large and small theaters are constantly operating in the city. In addition, theater groups from neighboring regions, Moscow, St. Petersburg and foreign countries often appear on tour on the theater stages of Novosibirsk.
Theaters in Novosibirsk
The theaters of Novosibirsk, operating today, are able to satisfy the most demanding taste, since among them there are institutions of the most different formats. For example, the city has drama theaters with a long history of existence, numbering more than one decade. Such establishments include the theaters "Old House", "Red Torch" and others. In addition, the well-deserved love of the townspeople was won by a younger, but very successful theatrical group under the leadership of the famous director Sergei Afanasyev.
Another group of theatrical organizations in Novosibirsk is made up of young, often experimental, creative teams that attract as spectators an audience ready for innovation and open to all kinds of new trends in the theatrical environment. Among them are the theater club "Bullet", the theater "Clockwork orange", the theater "In the attic" and other creative teams.
The third, rather broad category of Novosibirsk theaters - institutions focused mainly on the children's audience. Here, the Novosibirsk Regional Puppet Theater occupies a rightful place among the oldest institutions, but younger organizations also have their amateurs, for example, the new Puppet Theater "Poteshki", children's theaters "MaskRad", "Lukomorye" and others.
The main theater of Novosibirsk
However, among all these theatrical institutions, the Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theater stands apart - an institution that is one of the symbols of the city and rightfully bears the name of the main theater of Novosibirsk. It was built in the years leading up to the Great Patriotic War, and its official opening was scheduled for 1941. However, the war made its own adjustments to this plan, and the theater was opened after the victory - on May 12, 1945.
Today the theater is not only a grandiose structure, the area of which is more than 40 thousand square meters. The Opera and Ballet Theater is also one of the most significant theatrical institutions not only in Siberia, but throughout Russia. His team has repeatedly become a laureate of the most prestigious Russian and international awards, such as the "Golden Mask". Over the years of its existence, more than 340 performances have been shown to the audience on the stage of the theater.
Today, in the troupe of the theater, 32 artists have various honorary titles, among which are the titles of People's Artists of the Russian Federation and the USSR, Honored Workers of Arts and Culture. 76 employees are awarded at various competitions.