Mongolian Classical performances are high quality due to the schools of Russia and former Soviet Europian countries have been here since the 1930’s. Today many performers are educated and have obtained their professions in many European art universities.
On Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the year, and sometimes also on weekend afternoons in the summer, the theatre holds stirring opera (in Mongolian) and ballet shows.
Mongolian original operas include Three Fateful Hills by famous playwright D Natsagdorj and the more recent Chinggis Khaan, by B Sharav. Other productions include an exhilarating (but long) rendition of Carmen, plus plenty of Puccini and Tchaikovsky.
A board outside of the theatre lists the shows for the current month in English. An advance purchase is worthwhile for popular shows because tickets are numbered, so it’s possible to score a good seat if you book it early.