The Buryat Opera and Ballet Theater in Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia.

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Opera & Ballet Theatre


UU’s striking Stalinist-era theatre reopened after lengthy renovation in 2011 (the first performance was for a group of foreign tourists from the luxury Golden Eagle train). Visitors cannot fail to be impressed by the level of craftsmanship inside, though some might be slightly surprised at the new lick of paint and rub of polish given to all the Soviet symbols, including a couple of smirking Stalins. The trademark performance is Angara – a ballet inspired by Buryat folklore and traditional music.

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