Tickets for the opera and ballet extravaganza were invitation-only, and allegedly changing hands at up to £40,000 on the black market - but you can watch it live for nothing on the Bolshoi's own YouTube channel.
The all-Russian program includes music by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Borodin, Khachaturian, Asafiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.
Placido Domingo jets straight from London to join Natalie Dessay, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Violeta Urmana and Angela Gheorghiu on stage in a programme including extracts from Iolanta and Betrothal in a Monastery.
The live stream starts at 4pm UK time.
*** UPDATE 29.10.11 - watch the full show below ***