On 25 May the Bolshoi Theatre held a press conference announcing its plans for the upcoming 2017-2018 season which will be its 242nd season.
The plans include:
- the revival of Sergey Vikarev's Coppelia (12 December 2017)
- the premiere of John Neuemeier's 2017 production of Anna Karenina (March 2018)
- the premiere of Jiri Kilyan's Forgotten Land
- the addition of Alexei Ratmansky's version of Romeo and Juliet and his version of Flames of Paris
-an evening dedicated to Marius Petipa with a three-act evening with works by Ratmansky,
Burlaka, and Vikarev (summer 2018).
There will also be two gala concerts featuring international guest stars dedicated to Petipa in the spring.