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Russia’s Bolshoi theatre cancels shows by directors who spoke out over Ukraine

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Russia’s Bolshoi theatre has upset opera and ballet fans by abruptly cancelling a series of shows this week by directors who have spoken out against the war in Ukraine. The theatre gave no reason for dropping Timofey ...

‘A line has been drawn’: Olga Smirnova quits Bolshoi Ballet over Ukraine war

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The prima ballerina Olga Smirnova, one of Russia’s biggest dance stars, has quit the Bolshoi Ballet company in Moscow after denouncing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was announced on Wednesday that Smirnova, who ...

Bolshoi performer dies in accident on stage during opera

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A performer at Moscow’s renowned Bolshoi theatre was killed on Saturday in an accident on stage during an opera, the theatre said. The Bolshoi, one of Russia’s most prestigious theatres, said the incident occurred dur...

Bolshoi Ballet hot favourite for Derby at Epsom after Derrinstown romp

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Bolshoi Ballet raced into clear favouritism for the Derby with a runaway victory in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown on Sunday afternoon. Following a series of unsatisfactory trials for the Epsom Class...