We are now fortunately familiar with Katie Mitchell: last season the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival presented her two acclaimed productions on the New Stage of the Bolshoi - Written on Skin and Trauernacht. The new opera by British composer George Benjamin and the stage performance of J.S. Bach cantatas made a deep impression on public and received particular praise from the press. But that was just the beginning; the main objective was to include Mitchell’s staging in the repertoire of the Bolshoi Theatre! And we succeeded: in cooperation with Aix-en-Provence we'll show the baroque opera Alcina in modern outfit! The premiere series of the performance will be held on 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 October.
On 9 October, 2017 the Bolshoi featured a press conference by the Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb and the Bolshoi Theatre General Manager Vladimir Urin who announced collaboration between two largest opera houses in the world. Anna Netrebko, a world-famous soprano, will perform in all co-productions.