Enjoy different theater performances in Minsk. You’d be surprise with their world class theaters and its exquisite architectural design, not to mention the great performances from local talents.
Here are some of the notable theaters in Minsk.
The National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Belarus
The first stationary theater was founded in Belarus in 1933 on the basis of the Belarusian opera and ballet school. The list of brilliant performances staged in the theater was opened with Bizet’s Carmen. During several years the troupe had been growing and was increased by several high professionals and soloists. “The Swan Lake”, performed by K. Muller, was the first performance, showed at the scene of the new theater building.
The history of the State Puppet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus began in Gomel, where in 1938 the Republic Puppet Theater was founded. While forming its repertoire, preference was given to Russian classical plays. The best plays of this period include: “Kashtanka” by Chekhov, “Tale of the pope and his worker Balda” by Pushkin and others. In 1950, it moved to Minsk and since the middle of the 60s the staff worked on the stage of the cinema “Victory”. Modern period of the theatre development can be characterized as classical one.
The National Academic Drama Theater named after Gorky
In 1932 the theatre received the status of the Russian Republican Drama Theater. In this period, outstanding actors such as D. Orlov, A. Obukhovitch, V. Konopliansky, N. Ablov, A. Kistov worked there.
In Minsk the theater began working in 1947 and at this time Vera Redlikh became its art director. The real pearl of the repertoire was the performance “The King Lire” that was awarded with the price for the best acting of A.Kistov by the British Royal Academy of Drama Art.
Be compelled with the performances of Minsk local talents in their world-class theaters.