Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
The message reads, in part:
“The history of the country’s leading music theatres is closely connected with the names of outstanding art figures – actors, directors, singers, conductors, teachers and mentors. These talented, committed people set up a high professional benchmark with their dedicated work, and laid the traditions of serving Russian culture that to this day impact the multi-faceted creative work of the company.
It is crucial that while retaining your commitment to the unrivalled heritage of your predecessors, you are open to innovative projects and bold artistic experiments, actively participating in high profile musical, opera and dance festivals, bringing joy to the audience with excellent mastery of the performers and sensational premieres.”
The theatre was founded by Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, the main reformers of the 20th century theatre.