Tickets to the Bolshoi Theater Ballet
The ballet, sometimes also misspelled as "balet," has become one of the finest forms of art. For several centuries viewers have been charmed and amazed by ballet's grace and harmony. For ballet dancers, the skill and experience needed to properly portray the hero's feelings and emotions take many years to master. Even in opera, no matter how difficult this art might be, feelings, emotions, and the plot are still portrayed through words. Ballet, on the other hand, has no words. Everything must be shown through graceful dance, and the viewer must understand the finer points of this dance.
Since the early 20th century, the Bolshoi Theater ballet has become synonymous with beauty, grace, and perfection. The Bolshoi Theatre ballet is considered, if not the best, then one of the best ballet troupes in the world. Each avid theatergoer in the world hopes to see the Bolshoi ballet troupe at least once in their lives. Year after year, the Bolshoi Theater is able to gather tens of thousands of viewers each year to the most anticipated performances choreographed by the best in the world. The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow quickly fills up each day and evening because of its fame and talent that it houses. That is why it is important to buy tickets to the Bolshoi Theatre in advance. Our website you can do just that - buy tickets to the Bolshoi Theater ballet. You can pick out your seats online, pay online, and the tickets will be delivered to you, so you can sleep easy that you won't miss the performance.
Some of the more popular ballets at the Bolshoi Theater are:
- The Nutcracker
- Swan Lake
- Sleeping Beauty
For more than 40 years, each theatergoer and each ballet fan dreams of seeing The Nutcracker ballet on the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theater on Christmas or New Year’s Eve. But since demand is so high, especially for December 31st, tickets are sold out fast. But, our managers at en.bolshoi-tickets.ru, are able to find the best seats for you, even if it isn't ahead of time.
The Nutcracker first made its debut at the Bolshoi Theater in 1919, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." Since its premiere, several choreographers have reworked the story, with Yury Grigorovich's version becoming the all-time favorite. Tickets sell out fast, so make sure to buy yours now.
Giselle is another popular ballet at the Bolshoi, but unlike other ballets, the libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Theophile Gautier wasn't directly taken from literally sources. Of course the two playwrights were inspired by previous literary works, but the ballet isn't connected with just one piece of literature. It is widely accepted that they were inspired most by Heinrich Heine's De l'Allemagne and Victor Hugo's Fantomes from Les Orientales. Giselle first premiered at the Bolshoi Theater in 1944, and remains popular to this day.
Sleeping Beauty made its debut in 1899, and unlike the cool reception that it received in Mariinsky Theater, theatergoers in Moscow cordially invited the new performance into Bolshoi's repertoire. Sleeping Beauty was choreographed by Marius Petipa, and the music was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It was also Tchaikovsky who wrote the music for the world famous Swan Lake ballet.
Ballet Ticket Prices
Ballet performances at the Bolshoi Theater almost always get sold out, which is why it is important to buy tickets ahead of time. Official tickets become available about 2-3 months before the performance date. You can buy tickets to the Bolshoi Theater ballet on our website. The order process is quick and easy. On our website we sell only official tickets, and unlike many other websites, you can select actual seats online. Beware of copycats and resellers who have "simple" order forms where you send an inquiry for the amount of tickets and date, without selecting the actual seats on the seating plan.
Ticket prices to the ballet depend on several factors: the performing troupe, the performance date, the ballet's popularity, and the seat on the seating plan. Ballet ticket prices at the Bolshoi Theater average at about 4000 rubles ($50-$60 or 40-50 euro). On our website you can receive information about ballet, check the performing artists, select seats on a seating plan, order tickets, and pay online or by cash. We accept all the major credit and debit cards. Shipping and handling is free in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. In other cities and countries we deliver tickets through our partners at UPS.