The National Opera of Ukraine
Vladimirskaya Str, 50. Metro station Zoloti Vorota.
Ticket office is opened from 11am to 7.30pm
The national opera of Ukraine (National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko) is the biggest musical theatre in Ukraine. The beautiful building of the theatre was built in 1901 using the project of the architect Viktor Shrioter. The auditorium includes the stalls, the amphitheatre, the dress circle and four circles that have seats for more than 1650 spectators (the stalls have 384 seats).
The constant company of actors was assembled in Kiev only in 1867 and became one of the best in Russian Empire, performing on the same level as Moscow or Petersburg troupes. In April, 2011 the new art director was appointed, Miroslav Skorik, he said that he sees the future of development in hands of Ukrainian composers. The creative project for the 2011-2012 season includes: opera “Propala Gramota” (“Lost Diploma”) music written by Miroslav Skorik, opera “Iolanta” by Chaikovsky, revival of ballet “Vesna sviachennaya” (“Holly spring”) and “Kartinki s vustavki” (“Pictures from the exhibition”), staging of the ballet “Anna Korenina” and opera “Don Carlos” by Dj.Verdi. Ukrainian compositor Eujeniy Stankovich is currently working on a large-scale play based on novel “Strashnaya mest” (“Horrible revenge”) by Gogol. Among the future projects: “Dama s kameliami” (“La Dame aux Camélias”), staging the ballet “Tatiana” based on Pushkin’s novel. In general every year the theatre represents 4 performances – 2 opera plays and 2 ballet performances.