About the theater

The State Opera and Ballet Theater of the Komi Republic is one of the main symbols of the republic and its culture.

Today, the theater is the custodian of the traditions of the Russian musical repertory theater, offering the audience a wide acquaintance with the best works of the world musical heritage, carefully treating the works of local authors, maintaining a balance between the classical and national components. The repertoire of the theater includes more than 60 titles of operas, ballets, operettas and other musical genres.

The theater has toured all over Russia and the Komi Republic, is doing a lot of work on international cooperation, gaining more and more authority and recognition on world stages. The theater troupe presented its performances in Great Britain, Germany, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Switzerland. Theater performances are participants of international, all-Russian, regional festivals «Aesthetics of Dance», «Opera Seasons», «Ballet Seasons», International Ballet Festival (Chuvashia). Every year the theater successfully presents its best productions at the All-Russian Festival of Musical Theaters «See the Music» (Moscow).

The premiere and repertoire performances of the theater have been deservedly awarded with international, Russian and regional awards. The National Ballet «Jag-Mort» received a scholarship from the Council of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region in the field of cultural cooperation (Tromsø, Norway). The operas Tales of Hoffmann and The Queen of Spades are laureates of the National Opera Prize Onegin. The titles of the laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Republic of Komi and the Stepan Yermolin Republican Theater Competition have been awarded to many productions and creative groups of theater workers who have made a great contribution to the development of theatrical art.

Since 1991 (more than 30 years), the theater has been successfully holding the annual International Festival of Opera and Ballet Art «Syktyvkarsa Tulys» (Syktyvkar Spring), awarded the title of laureate of the State Prize of the Komi Republic.

Leading masters of the stage work in the theater — actors, directors, choreographers, conductors, whose names are known not only in the Komi Republic, in Russia, but also abroad.

Today, the theatre, carefully preserving traditions, is a modern competitive team that is in constant search for creative ideas. The theater forms the culture of the audience, offering the public to get acquainted with the works of the world’s best musical repertoire.

Carrying out educational activities, the theater pays special attention to working with young people. The theater has a ballet studio that trains and educates young talents. Among the ongoing projects are the annual concert programs «Talents of the XXI century», which allow young talents of the Republic of Komi to perform with the theater’s symphony orchestra. An educational project about the history of the theater «Remember, you can not forget», concerts of the symphony orchestra of the theater with the Big Children’s Choir, concerts with students of the Gymnasium of Arts, dedicated to the work of great figures of culture and art; project for students of the Children’s Music and Choral School «Introduction to the theater symphony orchestra».

An integral activity of the theater is the holding of chamber and symphonic concert programs that contribute to familiarizing the viewer with the best examples of the classical musical heritage.

In creative baggage — joint projects with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra «Musica Viva» — the premiere of K. Gluck’s opera «Orpheus and Eurydice» in a theatrical performance (conductor — People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Rudin and an educational project — the festival «Russian Music in the Russian North» , worthy presented in the cities of the Komi Republic (Syktyvkar, Ukhta, Vorkuta, Pechora, Usinsk).The goal of the project is to popularize Russian classical music among the widest segments of the population of the remote northern regions of Russia.

World-famous musicians and groups perform on the theater stage, including Denis Matsuev, Nikita Borisoglebsky, Alexander Gindin, Alena Baeva, Nikolai Sachenko, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Konstantin Yemelyanov, Dmitry Masleev, Nikita Mndoyants; orchestras Musica Viva, Cameristi della Scala, I Music di Roma and many others.

Today, the theater plans new productions, projects, festivals, tours in Russia, the republic and abroad. The Opera and Ballet Theater of the Komi Republic is a large creative team with a high musical and artistic culture, keeping up with the times and meeting the needs of the modern audience.