MOSCOW, November 20. /TASS/. The multifunctional concert hall Amphion is slated to open in 2019 near the Skolkovo transport hub, the Russian State Circus Agency, said in a statement on their web site on Tuesday.
The theater will have the capacity of 8500 people and will serve as the main venue for Cirque du Soleil performances. "Amphion Concert Hall, which will become the main venue for Cirque du Soleil performances in Russia, will open in 2019," the report said. Cirque du Soleil will serve as the "anchor tenant" of the site, where major athletic events and concerts of famous performers will also take place."The fact that a permanent show Cirque du Soleil will appear in Moscow, for which a special building will be built, became known about ten years ago. Moscow will become the first European city where the permanent Canadian circus show will appear - until now Europe knew Cirque du Soleil only on tour," the agency said. The first time the Canadian Circus toured Moscow was in 2009 with its performance Corteo.
Cirque du Soleil was founded in Canada in 1984. At first, the troupe consisted of 20 street performers, now, there are 5000 performers employed by the Cirque du Soleil from more than 50 countries.