Dating back to 1918-1919 the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre is one of the biggest and most successful theatres of Russia. The opera and ballet performances are well known to the Moscow audience and attract more and more international visitors. The theatre takes part in many international projects and gets yearly nominated for the national theatre premium Golden Mask. In 2013 it was nominated in London for the Oscar amongst the opera’s; the first international opera award for best opera theatre. The Stanislavsky theatre itself is beautifully decorated, with wide open spaces and a lovely museum showing the history of the theatre, costumes used for performances and lovely stage models.