|Rebecca Evans as Rodelinda in the Richard Jones production this season at ENO (Photo: Clive Barda)|
Ballet Theater. When asked at the press conference if he faced any pressure for working with Kulabin, Bolshoi General Director Vladimir Urin said cleary, 'No,' Russian daily Kommersant reported. The Bolshoi's Historical Stage will also welcome several modern ballets durin the season. In addition to Jiri Kylian's classic Symphony of Psalms, the Bolshoi ballet will present Frank Bridge Variations featuring music by Benjamin Britten and choreography by Hans von Manen, as well as Max Richter's Short Time Together, with choreography by Paul Lightfoot and Saul Leon. Berlioz's 'dramatic legend' The Damnation of Faust will close the season. Although the theater is celebrating its 240th season this year, it does not plan any celebrations of the anniversary. However there will be a gala concert in honor of ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, who died earlier this year at the age of 89. The program for the concert, which was planned for Plisetskaya's 90th birthday, will remain the same as was agreed with the ballerina before her death." [Source] For more information about the Bolshoi Theatre, click here.