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In the capital of Belarus, Minsk, the Belarusian State Musical Theater has been fruitfully working for many years. Every day a magnificent troupe of vocalists and ballet dancers creates a theatrical miracle on the stage, giving the audience the joy of being introduced to art. "Is there an extra ticket?" - on the days of premieres, this can often be heard on the steps of the theater, because many productions of the famous theater make up the golden fund of the culture of Belarus.
History of Creation
The life of the theater group was not easy, which is why its history includes two fateful premieres.
The first of them took place in January 1971 and marked the appearance of a new team of the Belarusian Musical Theater in Minsk. The play "Song of the Lark" was chosen as the premiere, the music for which was written by the composer Y. Semenyako.
But the team did not have its own premises, the theater had to work onvenues that belonged to cultural centers and other theatres.
Only 10 years later, the Belarusian Musical Theater was able to perform on its own stage in a building specially created for it. This time, the brilliant operetta Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss) was chosen as the festive premiere production.
House for theater
Specially for the Belarusian Musical Theater on Myasnikova Street, a building was erected in 1981 on the site of the former House of Culture, which belonged to the cloth factory.
Now the house number 44 is known to all the townspeople.
The leading masters worked on the project: architects V. Tarnovsky, I. Karpov and A. Shorop, sculptor L. Zilber, engineer V. Katsnelson, O. Tkachuk supervised the project.
The theater building was built in the style of post-war modernism and has a pronounced character. The exquisite façade layout, embellished with many sculptural groups, gracefully harmonizes with light limestone surfaces. The building does not look "soviet" even today, attracting attention with its expression and elegance.
In the photo of the Belarusian State Academic Musical Theatre, you can see that the facade of the building is decorated with five figures of muses, which personify musical and theatrical art. The image of the patrons of beauty is complemented by musical instruments, masks, there is even a symbol of inspiration - Pegasus. Copper sculptures attract attention with a rich red-brown color, clearly distinguishable against the light background of the walls, moreoverthe architects singled out each with consoles.
The theater is surrounded by a green square, a wide staircase decorated with a sculptural group and lanterns leads to the entrance.
The interior theater interiors, elegantly decorated with gilding and luxurious scarlet velvet, also create a festive atmosphere.
Having found a home, the Belarusian Academic Musical Theater was able to work, completely devoting itself to creativity.
Since 1971, the audience has seen more than a hundred performances, the theater administration estimated that over 250 thousand spectators come to the performances every year.
It was on these stages that the plays by Belarusian masters such as Y. Semenyako, V. Kondrusevich, A. Mdivani, V. Voitik, G. Surus, E. Glebov and others were first performed.
The theater successfully combines experiment and traditional approach, innovation and bold breakthrough. No wonder in 2001 the team received the title of "deserved". And since 2009, one, but very significant word has been added to the name of the Belarusian Musical Theater - “academic”.
Who works in the theater
Amazing reviews The Belarusian musical theater constantly receives thanks to its excellent team, which is headed by experienced masters of their craft. Chief director M. Kovalchik, artistic director A. Murzich, director A. Petrovich, chief conductor Y. Galyas, chief designer A. Merenkov, choreographers and specialists in lighting, sound, costumes - all do one great thing - they create art.
Artistictasks of any complexity are up to bright artists, many of whom are winners and laureates of various competitions.
There are vocalists in the theater troupe, among them there are many honored artists of the Republic of Belarus and Russia (N. Gaida, L. Stanevich, A. Kuzmin, A. Zayanchkovsky, M. Aleksandrovich and others), many gifted youth. The ensemble of soloists delights the audience with the richness of musical timbres. A ballet group, mimams are involved in performances, all performances are accompanied by a symphony orchestra.
Artists, composers, directors from other groups are invited to work for some performances in the theater - all in order to ensure that the Belarusian Musical Theater meets the expectations of the audience.
Modern theater repertoire includes performances of different genres. Spectators can find in the poster everything that will satisfy the most demanding taste: there are luxurious musicals and modern rock operas, classical and modern ballets, funny operettas, comedies, Broadway revues and operas, programs for children and concerts on various topics.
As part of the experimental stage, artists present original productions.
Beautiful music played by an excellent orchestra, wonderful voices of vocalists and plasticity of ballet dancers, interesting compositional performances, a we alth of scenographic solutions - all this makes the face of the Belarusian Musical Theater recognizable and original.
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