From December 1, the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre will be headed by director Marat Gatsalov. Earlier, the post of artistic director was occupied by Theodor Currentzis, who left this post and, as previously reported, from the post of artistic director of the Diaghilev festival. However, it later became known that the festival in 2020 will be held under his leadership. Marat Gatsalov had never before led a musical Theatre. He graduated from GITIS, was the deputy artistic director of the Central House of Arts, initiated the creation and directed the “Begovaya Workshop”, worked as the main director of the Prokopyevsky Drama Theatre, the artistic director of the Russian Theatre of Estonia and the main director of the New Stage at the Alexandrinsky Theatre.