Russia boasts a number of famous opera houses that have a spectacular repertoire from both Russian and international composers. And an opera house calls for iconic chandeliers. Join Modern Chandeliers and discover our selection!
A gigantic gilded chandelier with crystal pendants has remained a symbol of the Bolshoi Theater since Soviet times. Many visitors come just to see the two-ton ethereal gem. It’s a whopping 65 meters in diameter and 8.5 meters tall.
Created to celebrate the completion of Cavos’ Bolshoi design in 1856, the three-tiered chandelier was originally illuminated by 300 oil lamps, and each of the 24,000 pendants had to be cleaned by hand each year after the giant object was lowered into the auditorium. Luckily, the theater was connected to electricity in the 1890s, so less elbow grease is required these days.
Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre
This theatre was completed during the time of the Second World War.
Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre
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