25 July 2016
Bolshoi Ballet back in London for another thrilling three-week season!
The Bolshoi Ballet ‘brand’ was born sixty years ago during the Company’s first foreign tour. The tour was to London and the date was 1956. The Bolshoi Ballet appeared at The Royal Opera House where the ovations brought the house down and aroused a second wave of interest in ballet in general and in Russian ballet, in particular (the stimulus for the first wave was, of course, Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes). It was the 1956 tour which made the Company’s name and won for it worldwide recognition. Ten year’s ago our Company’s faithful impresarios, Lilian and Victor Hochhauser, celebrated the golden jubilee of the legendary 1956 tour, by another major Bolshoi Ballet Company London season. And this year brings a big, new Bolshoi Ballet London tour and the diamond jubilee of the union between our Company, the Hochhausers and The Royal Opera House. And it is in these very words – “Bolshoi Ballet Diamond Jubilee” – that our tour is advertised on The Royal Opera House web-site.
Submitted on 26 August 2016, Friday