The famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

The famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow is one of the most important institutions of this kind in the world. The company of Bolshoi Teatr, which can be translated as Grand Theater, was founded on the 28th of March 1776 by Prince Peter Urusov and Michael Maddox, an English entrepreneur. The construction of the building started in 1824 in the Theater Square on the site of the former Petrovka Theater destroyed by fire in 1805 and by the French army in 1812. The plans of the buildings were made by Joseph ... [ read more ]