Visit the Bolshoi

Moscow, Russia

‘Bolshoi’ is Russian for ‘grand’ or ‘large,’ indicating the significance it has had in Russian culture and the importance placed on ballet and opera as opposed to drama. The company was founded in 1776, and the present theater opened in 1825. It has hosted the performance of many famous shows, including the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake.

Why is it bucket list worthy?

It is home to the world’s biggest ballet company and to the oldest and most prestigious ballet and opera companies.

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