Moscow State Academic Operetta Theater (Moscow Operetta) or Mosoperetta is a musical theater in Moscow, the first state operetta theater in the USSR.
The theater’s repertoire includes classical and modern operettas and musicals.
The Moscow Operetta Theater opened as a state theater on November 24, 1927 – this day is officially considered the date of the foundation of the theater. One of the founders of the theater was Grigory Yaron.
The auditorium is designed for 1600 seats and includes stalls, benoir boxes, an amphitheater, a mezzanine, balconies and boxes of the 1st and 2nd tiers. However, some of the boxes are occupied by lighting equipment, and the balcony of the 2nd tier is not in use.
The hall is decorated in burgundy and gold tones, equipped with modern lighting and sound equipment. The plafond of the auditorium was painted by the artist Konstantin Korovin and represented 12 portraits of Russian and foreign composers arranged in a circle: Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart, Rubinstein, Dargomyzhsky, Bizet, Mussorgsky, Verdi, Borodin, Wagner. The names of these composers are not associated with the Operetta since the ceiling painting was made before the building was handed over to the troupe of the Moscow Operetta Theater.
Working days: daily, 10:00–22:00
Address: Bolshaya Dmitrovka street, 6, Moscow
Metro: Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, Revolution Square.