The Chuvash State Opera and Ballet Theater is an opera and ballet theater in Cheboksary, Chuvashia (Russia). Initially, it was known as the Chuvash Musical Theater, but was given its present name in 1993.
The yearly International Opera Festival named after Maxim Mikhailov held in the theater since 1991, the International Ballet Festival organized in 1997, the International Competition of Young Opera Singers named after Maxim Mikhailov held for the first time in 2010, and the Festival of Operetta organized in 2010 have become part of the cultural heritage of Chuvashia.
The theater was opened in 1960 with the first opera being Water Mill by F. Vasilev. The founder and first director of the theater was Boris Markov. The company has artists from Yoshkar-Ola, St. Petersburg and other cities.
This is the largest theater group in the Volga region, today it is the largest theater in Chuvashia. Immortal classics in academic and contemporary performances, a constantly updated repertoire and tours of the best ballet and opera productions in Russia and abroad - all this is harmoniously combined in his repertoire.