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MOSCOW, October 28 (Itar-Tass) —— The world famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow will reopen its historic stage on Friday after a six-year reconstruction that cost close to 21 billion rubles (US$ 700 million) and developed the ancient building into a high-tech facility, but preserved the unique interior.
President Dmitry Medvedev is expected to attend the gala concert which will be broadcast live in Russia and many countries of Europe, America, and Asia.
The Bolshoi Theater appears at the peak of its beauty in late XIX century – restored imperial splendor and grandeur, unique acoustics, the golden curtain, and big crystal-glass chandeliers.
However the theater has doubled in space as it expanded underground where the Beethoven Camera Hall can accommodate up to 300 spectators.
The main hall of the Bolshoi Theater decreased the number of seats from 2100 to 1768 to make it more comfortable for the audience and to accommodate handicapped people in wheelchairs.
The pricing policy has also changed and a ticket to the stalls will now cost 3000 rubles (US$ 100) while close to 400 tickets will be sold for a hundred rubles to low-income people.
The gala concert on Friday will last two hours and will involve the whole company of the Bolshoi Theater as well as invited world opera stars to celebrate a new life in the old house.