Bolshoi opera company specializes in the classics of Russian opera such as Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Glinka's A Life for the Tsar, and Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride, as well as the operas of Tchaikovsky. Many operas by western composers are also performed, especially works of Italian composers such as Rossini, Verdi, and Puccini. Until the mid-1990s, most foreign operas were sung in Russian, but Italian and other languages have been heard more frequently on the Bolshoi stage in recent years.
Some operas, such as Borodin's Prince Igor, include extensive ballet sequences. Many productions, especially of classic Russian opera, are performed on a grand scale, with dozens of costumed singers and dancers on stage for crowd or festival scenes.
The detailed programme is kept in secret and will be know just several days before the performance, as it is a surprise for the ballet and opera lovers from the Bolshoi Theatre
Below you can see programme of the previous Bolshoi Opera Gala (Tour in Dobrograd):
Overture to the opera "The Tsar’s Bride"
Aria of the Swan Princess from the opera "Tale of Tsar Saltan"
Aria of Lykov from the opera "The Tsar’s Bride"
Robert's aria from the opera "Iolanta"
Duet of Iolanta and Vaudemont from the opera "Iolanta"
Dinara Aliyev, Oleg Dolgov
Intermission for Act III of the opera "Carmen"
Habanera from the opera "Carmen"
Lauretta's aria from the opera "Gianni Schicchi"
Cavatina Figaro from the opera "The Barber of Seville"
"Flower Duet" from the opera "Lakme"
Anna Aglatova, Julia Mazurova
Duke's Ballad from the opera "Rigoletto"
Quartet from the opera "Rigoletto"
Anna Aglatova, Julia Mazurova, Igor Golovatenko, Ilya Selivanov
Aria of Calaf from the opera "Turandot"