The Moscow State Opera founded by Natalia Sats is the world’s first and so far the only professional state music theatre, which carries two great missions simultaneously - to be a full-scale Opera and Ballet theatre and to have large and serious repertoire for children, young people and family audience. That is why theatre activity lies in the large field of creation and presentation of classic, as well as contemporary, opera and ballet performances, symphony concerts, education and other special programs for spectators of different ages.
The theatre has its own symphony orchestra (over 100 musicians), opera (75 singers) and ballet (60 dancers) companies, working together under the General management of the theatre.
All the soloists and musicians have higher musical education – they are graduates from the Moscow Conservatoire and other higher musical establishments of Russia. “Voices of great strength and rare beauty of the singers of the Natalia Sats Moscow State Opera combined with perky recreation of dancing images came out as a surprise for [demanding] audience”, - wrote the German newspaper “Nachrichten” about the theatre’s performance the it was on tours in Germany.
The theatre was founded in 1965 by worldwide famous Natalia Sats who has been called the Mother of Children’s Theatres. Daughter of Iliya Sats, composer for Stanislavsky’s Moscow Art Theatre, she raised in the circle of some of the most distinguished Russian artists. Natalia Sats was founder of six theatres, including the world's first drama theatre for children and the world's first music theatre for children, young people and family. After Natalia Sats death theatre went through a difficult time. But theatre survived, kept its audience and stayed in the perfect creative shape.
A new chapter in theatre life began in 2010 when new artistic director, State Prize of the Russian Federation Laureate and Golden Mask Prize Laureate Georgiy Isaakyan started in this position. The main idea of the artistic renovation was to present to the audience as much as possible the greatest opera and ballet music of different periods, and to speak to the new generation of the audience on the contemporary art's language.
The theatre is carrying out among the others an important and necessary mission – to bring true art to all kinds of the audience, and to help them not only to listen to the music but also to feel in it beauty and kindness captivating their imagination and enriching the growing and developing characters of a personality with staunchness, love for beauty, ability to listen attentively to the images of musical art, to acquaint people with the musical culture.