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The Saratov Opera and Ballet is one of the earliest founded in the Volga region and nationwide. Its history dates back to early 19th century (in 2003, a bicentennial of theatrical undertakings in Saratov was celebrated); by the beginning of the 20th century, the city advanced to a position of the centre of musical activities throughout the area. The pride of the city, the Conservatoire, was indeed the first institution of the kind in Russian province, as were also the College of Music and the Union of Orchestra Musicians.
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Currently, the Saratov Opera and Ballet proudly maintains and keeps up the world's tradition of musical arts. The company has always been renowned for its ample and varied classical repertoire, including «Moussorgsky's» «Khovanstchina» , Wagner's «Tannhauser» , Rossini's «William Tell» , «Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk» by Shostakovich, Verdi's «Rigoletto» , «Sadko» by Rimski-Korsakov, and many more.
The names of the company's leading singers and dancers are well known in Russia and worldwide. The company's consolidated biography is a history of artistic venture and a cultural message to the society.
Welcome to Saratov Opera and Ballet!