The show opens with a magnificent ball. Couples are dancing gracefully as guests engage in conversation. The ball is in full swing, but the carefree fun is about to be cut short by the host – the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo.
Meanwhile, the show takes the audience back in time, when many years ago a young sailor Edmond Dantes, on the day of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, is sentenced without trial and thrown into prison at Chateau d'If. He is the victim of a plot by Fernand, who's in love with Edmond's fiancee, and deputy crown prosecutor Villefort, who convicts him for fear of being exposed himself.
Dantes will spend 20 years in the castle dungeons before he's able to escape. Fate will reward him for all his suffering: following a tip from a fellow prisoner, he will find a fabulous treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo.
Edmond, now rich and free, returns to the place where he was once blissfully happy - but the only emotion left in his heart now is lust for revenge. His time will come at that magnificent ball: disguised by a mask, the Count of Monte Cristo will take revenge on all who did him wrong.
Monte Cristo is a legendary tale of love, betrayal and revenge. It is the first show, based on the world's classic, which was fully produced by a Russian production team.
Monte Cristo is a record-breaker for the longest run in Russia. Since its premiere, the musical has won the hearts of millions of viewers with more than 500 performances all sold out!
The unmatched set and decorations, spectacular lighting and sound design, and top-of-the-line equipment rank Monte Cristo together with the most prestigious world-famous productions!
Amazing music, fantastic voices, dazzling costumes, and above all - the great Russian theatrical tradition!
Monte Cristo is the only Russian musical that has earned recognition abroad. Tours in China have been a great success, along with South Korea where it has won the Grand Prix at the festival of musicals.
Come see the musical Monte Cristo in the very heart of Moscow, two steps away from the Kremlin! The Moscow Operetta Theatre is located at the Bolshaya Dmitrovka street, one of the best pedestrian zones in the city. This area is a favorite place of many tourists and Muscovites!
Monte Cristo is your best time in Moscow!