Raymond Stults

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A New Season of Opera Dawns at the Bolshoi

A New Season of Opera Dawns at the Bolshoi

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The Bolshoi Theater re-opens on September 10 for a 241st season that, when it comes to additions to its operatic repertoire, promises to be its most adventurous in post-Soviet times. On its ...

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The RNO Festival: A Chance to Hear Russia’s Finest Symphonic Orchestra

The RNO Festival: A Chance to Hear Russia’s Finest Symphonic Orchestra

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For the eighth year in a row, the Russian National Orchestra, one of the country’s very finest symphonic ensembles, inaugurates the classical music concert season with its Grand Festival, which runs from ...

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Moscow's Steamship Bolshoi Keeps Rolling

Moscow's Steamship Bolshoi Keeps Rolling

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In the summer of 2013, a British film production team was given unprecedented access to the Bolshoi Theater to make a documentary about the theater's inner workings.

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A Truly Sensational Salome at Novaya Opera

A Truly Sensational Salome at Novaya Opera

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Never in my 25 years of attending opera in Moscow has the term "sensational" come to mind in describing a new production by a local opera theater.

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Moscow Opera Season Preview: A Great Year

Moscow Opera Season Preview: A Great Year

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The 2015-16 season of opera in Moscow enjoyed a rousing start last month when Novaya Opera Theater brought to its stage a new version of Richard Strauss' "Salome" that came as close ...

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Bizet's 'Carmen' Sputters at the Bolshoi

Bizet's 'Carmen' Sputters at the Bolshoi

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Since its first staging at the Bolshoi Theater in 1898, Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" has been performed by the Bolshoi company nearly 1,200 times in 11 different productions, including a new one ...

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A Grand Festival That Lives Up to Its Name

A Grand Festival That Lives Up to Its Name

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For the seventh year in a row, the Russian National Orchestra (RNO) is due to inaugurate the Moscow classical music concert season with its Grand Festival.

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A Surprise-Filled 15th Tchaikovsky Competition

A Surprise-Filled 15th Tchaikovsky Competition

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This year's 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition came to an end on Thursday and Friday evenings with successive gala concerts in its two host cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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Benois de la Danse Gives a Fascinating Glimpse

Benois de la Danse Gives a Fascinating Glimpse

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Benois de la Danse is one of the most important annual events in the world of ballet. Since its founding in 1992 by then-Bolshoi Theater ballet artistic director Yury Grigorovich, it has ...

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Gerzmava Shines in 'Medea' Opera at Stanislavsky

Gerzmava Shines in 'Medea' Opera at Stanislavsky

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When the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater announced last September that it had picked Luigi Cherubini's "Medea" as one of its new opera productions for the current season, my reaction was that ...