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Big money for big theater: Bolshoi offers $67,000 tickets

Published time: October 21, 2011 18:21
Edited time: October 21, 2011 22:21

The Bolshoi Theatre after a major renovation (RIA Novosti/Iliya Pitalev)

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One of the main topics being discussed by Russian bloggers today is the price of tickets to the Bolshoi Theatre.

The venue is re-opening next week after a six-year refurbishment.

One online ticket broker had the best seats in the house for opening night available at a price of two million rubles ($67,000).

For that kind of money you could buy a very smart sports car or even a small apartment.

The web ticket service says it is all a big mistake, and the price was a technical glitch.

The Bolshoi Theatre insists that first night tickets are not available anyway – a seat to the show is by invitation only.

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