Samara Academic Opera House is one of the biggest Russian musical theatres. The theatre was opened on the 1 of June, 1931 with the Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov".
Ballet company was headed by the soloist of the Mariinsky theatre, a participant of the legendary Diaghilev Seasons in Paris Yevgenia Lopukhova. She found the series of outstanding Petersburg choreographers, who headed our ballet in different years.
Ballet-masters of Samara Opera House were the talented choreograph, pupil of Agrippina Vaganova Natalia Danilova, the legendary ballet dancer from St Petersburg Alla Shelest, the soloist of Mariinsky Theatre Igor Chernyshev, People's Artist of USSR Nikita Dolgushin