Fidelio maintains its reputation as a difficult opera to stage

As the director, Frederic Wake-Walker, has pointed out, the opera’s themes of incarceration, loneliness, love, totalitarianism and escape are particularly appropriate in today’s post-Covid world, but there is no need to reinforce that all-too-obvious relevance. Replacing the spoken dialogue by introducing another

Russian actor crushed to death by set during opera

Disturbing footage shows the moment a Russian actor is crushed to death during a live performance at Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Theatre on Saturday. NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER SAYS OLYMPICS DESERVES THE AWARD Yevgeny Kulesh, 38, somehow became trapped underneath the massive backdrop

Russian actor crushed to death by set during opera

Disturbing footage shows the moment a Russian actor is crushed to death during a live performance at Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Theatre on Saturday. NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER SAYS OLYMPICS DESERVES THE AWARD Yevgeny Kulesh, 38, somehow became trapped underneath the massive backdrop