The Mariinsky Theatre has been broadcasting its ballets and operas online for seven weeks already.
Over 50 million people have viewed the opera and ballet performances of the Mariinsky Theatre online, a spokesperson for the theatre told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
The theatre started broadcasting video recordings of its performances seven weeks ago, so far it has posted 65 videos featuring both classic repertoire and unique concerts, most of them conducted by Valery Gergiev, artistic director of Mariinsky.
A 50 million audience is a serious achievement for the theatre, Gergiev said. Online technologies made it possible for theatre lovers from other cities and countries to discover new performances, dancers, singers, and venues, he added.
The video broadcasts of the Mariinsky Theatre were viewed in 87 countries. Outside Russia, they are especially popular in Japan, the USA, Republic of Korea, and Germany.