The message reads, in part:
“The addition of opera to your theatre a hundred years ago, back in 1918, opened a new page in the theatre’s history. I wholeheartedly congratulate you on this wonderful anniversary.
The troupe of the Mikhailovsky Theatre had many brilliant artists and musicians, conductors and theatre directors, as well as tutors and teachers who made a unique contribution to our culture thanks to their talent and hard work.
Today, this beautiful old building on Arts Square is home to a powerful group of creative people, both famous stars and new arrivals, who contribute their talents to classical Russian and foreign productions, as well as bold innovative projects.”