November 11, 2018, marks 185 years-Mikhailovsky theatre-one of the most important musical theaters in Russia!

The Mikhailovsky theatre was opened in 1833 by order of Emperor Nicholas I.
The theatre owes its name to Grand Duke Mikhail, the younger son of Paul I: the Mikhailovsky Palace, located in the centre of St. Petersburg on the Arts square, served as his residence.
Throughout its history, the theater was repeatedly renamed:
Maly Opera and ballet theatre-Leningrad, then — St. Petersburg order of Lenin state academic Opera and ballet theatre. M. P. Mussorgsky, and in 2001, the theatre was returned to its “historical” name — Mikhailovsky theatre!