Whereas the choice of which ballet to see depends on individual preferences and the subject matter of the show, some ballet performances will leave a profound impression on any spectator. Among the timeless classics that are worth a visit are, undoubtedly, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle.
Swan Lake ballet
The repertoires of many Moscow theatres often include the all-time symbol of Russian ballet – Swan Lake composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. If you are not one of those passionate ballet lovers who watch the same performances staged by different theatres with a view to compare the producers’ vision and the dancers’ proficiency, it is a good idea to go to the Bolshoi Theatre or to the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre. These are no-regret options and you can be sure you’ll truly enjoy flawless dancing and wonderful music!
The Nutcracker is worth a visit in wintertime. Staged by the Bolshoi Theatre or the Kremlin Ballet, this great ballet composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky will surely take you back to your childhood and will get you in the Christmas spirit filled with magic and an expectation of miracles.
La Bayadere ballet
One of the most romantic and exotic Russian ballets originally choreographed by Marius Petipa revised by Yuri Grigorovich is La Bayadere, staged by the Bolshoi Theatre or by the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre.