Taras Shevchenko National Opera Theatre
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Taras Shevchenko National Opera Theatre information
This is a lavish theatre (opened 1901) and a performance here is a grandiose affair. It is during one of such performances in 1911 that young terrorist Dmitry Bogrov shot progressive prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, which many believe predetermined Russia's plunge into revolutionary chaos. True imbibers of Ukrainian culture should not miss a performance of Zaporozhets za Dunaem (Zaporizhzhyans Beyond the Danube), a sort of operatic, purely Ukrainian version of Fiddler on the Roof .