The Mikhailovsky Theatre

- Built in 1837, known also as the Maly Theatre and Mussorgsky Theatre.
- Located on the Arts Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Originally the palace theatre of Grand Duke Mikhail
- General Manager Vladimir Kekhman
- Music Director Peter Feranec
- Ballet Director Nacho Duato

 

The Mikhailovsky Theatre, built in 1837, is located on the Arts Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Originally it was the palace theatre of Grand Duke Mikhail, a brother of Emperor Nikolay I. Later the theatre was called the Maly Theatre and Mussorgsky Theatre. In 2007 the theatre building was renovated by a Russian businessman Vladimir Kekhman, who is now the General Manager of the Mikhailovsky. The repertoire is also upgraded and the new management is organized to perform opera, ballet and concert programmes.

General Director of the Theatre Vladimir Kekhman initiated and sponsored the repair works in the building. Under Vladimir Kekhman a constellation of famous artists appeared in the theatre: Elena Obraztsova became the head of the Mikhailovsky Opera, Farukh Ruzimatov took the lead of the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.

In May 2009, Mikhail Messerer, the outstanding ballet repetiteur, took the position of Ballet Mater in Chief. In June 2009, the Mikhailovsky Theatre started its cooperation with Peter Feranec who was later appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Theatre.

On 1 January 2011 the new Artistic Director of the Mikhailovsky Ballet, the famous Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato took the lead of the company.