Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre (Московский академический Музыкальный театр им. К.С. Станиславского и Вл.И. Немировича-Данченко)

The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre was established as a result of the merger of two creative teams – the Opera House and the Music Theatre – in 1940-s.

The Opera House conducted by Stanislavsky was formed from the Music Studio of the Bolshoi Theatre in 1926. In his work with artists, K. S. Stanislavsky applied methods developed by him at the Moscow Art Theatre that later became world-famous as the “Method acting” when a high level of authenticity of actions taking place on stage is achieved during a performance.

Around that time, in 1919 the Music workshop based at the Moscow Art Theatre was established that later became an independent Music Theatre conducted by Vladimir Ivanovich   Nemirovich-Danchenko. Operettas staged with a special emphasis on acting were a staple of workshop`s repertoire. The company of the Moscow Art Ballet conducted by a ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre, Victorina Kriger, joined the Music Theatre in the middle of 1930-s.

Both creative teams – the Music Theatre and the Opera House – were making performances at the same stage in the building at 17 Bolshaya Dmitrovka St., in Moscow, each theatre had its own repertoire, its own administrative staff, and a common orchestra. In 1941 the Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre and the Stanislavsky Opera House merged into the joined Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, preserving opera, operetta, and ballet in its repertoire.

The following performances are being staged at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre:


  • Aida. G. Verdi
  • Aladino e la lampada magica. N. Rota
  • Betrothal in a Monastery. S. Prokofiev
  • Carmen. G. Bizet
  • Don Giovanni. W.A. Mozart
  • Eugene Onegin. P. Tchaikovsky
  • Frau Schindler. T. Morse
  • Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno. G. F. Handel
  • Jenůfa. L. Janáček
  • Khovanshchina. M. Mussorgsky
  • L’elisir d’amore. G. Donizetti
  • L’italiana in Algeri. G. Rossini
  • La Bohème. G. Puccini
  • La favola d’Orfeo. A. Casella
  • La Traviata. G Verdi
  • Les Contes d’Hoffmann. J. Offenbach
  • Lucia di Lammermoor. G. Donizetti
  • Macbeth. G. Verdi
  • Madama Butterfly. G. Puccini
  • Medea. L. Cherubini
  • Oedipus rex / A kékszakállú herceg vára (Bluebeard’s Castle). I. Stravinsky / B. Bartók
  • Orfeo ed Euridice. C. W. Gluck
  • Otello. G. Verdi
  • The Devil in Love. A. Vustin
  • The Love for Three Oranges. S. Prokofiev
  • The Tale of Tsar Saltan. N. Rimsky-Korsakov
  • The Queen of Spades. P. Tchaikovsky
  • Tosca. G. Puccini
  • War and Peace. S. Prokofiev.


  • Balanchine / Taylor / Garnier / Ekman
  • Bryantsev / Goecke / Naharin
  • Cinderella. S. Prokofiev
  • Concerto Barocco / Wings of Wax / Pajama Party

  • Giselle. A. Adam
  • Inger / Brown / Preljocaj
  • La Bayadere. L. Minkus
  • La Esmeralda. C. Pugni, R. Glière, S. Vasilenko

  • Lifar / Kylián / Forsythe

  • Manon. J. Massenet
  • Swan Lake. P. Tchaikovsky
  • The Nutcracker. P. Tchaikovsky
  • The Seagull. D. Shostakovich, E. Glennie, P. Tchaikovsky, A. Scriabin
  • The Snow Maiden. P. Tchaikovsky
  • The Stone Flower. S. Prokofiev

Open hours and price

Ticket office

Daily from 11.30 to 19


See schedule on the Theatre official website

Ticket price 500 – 10000 rub.

How to get to the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre

17, Bolshaya Dmitrovka St., Moscow

In Russian – Москва, ул. Большая Дмитровка, 17

Metro station:

  • “Chekvovskaya” (“Чеховская”), line 9 (grey) – 200 m walking;
  • or “Tverskaya” (“Тверская”), line 2 (green) – 280 m walking;
  • or “Pushkinskaya” (“Пушкинская”), line 7 (violet) – 430 m walking.


Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre website in the Russian and English languages

We recommend visiting nearby

Moscow Museum of Modern Art – 0,5 km walking

The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia – 0,9 km walking

Shchusev State Museum of Architecture – 1.8 km walking

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