In 2011, VTB will continue to cooperate with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Bank will support Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty ballet premiere (choreography by Marius Petipa, choreographic version by Yuri Grigorovich, stage design by Enzo Frigerio). The season's main premiere is scheduled for 6 October 2011. The Sleeping Beauty will introduce a new stage in Bolshoi's life: this ballet will become the first premiere in the historic building of the theatre after the renovation.
VTB has been represented in the Bolshoi Theatre Board of Trustees since its inception in 2001. The Bank also participates in activities of the Bolshoi Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2002. In December 2010, Alexander Budberg, advisor to VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board, was elected Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Bolshoi Board of Trustees.
Forreference:VTB has supported many of the Bolshoi’s important premieres over the past decade, including The Snow Maiden, Notre-Dame de Paris, Romeo and Juliet, Symphony in C major, Agon, Tarantella, The Three-Cornered Hat, Les Présages, Gaîté Parisienne, Cinderella and others.