PART D--The Bolshoi Ballet
The opera I was privileged to see and hear at the Bolshoi was "Giselle." You can read about it here on the Bolshoi Theater website, and see a couple of still photos about the performance.
It was stunningly performed, by the dancers, of course, but also by the orchestra.
NO photos are allowed during performances. So all I am able to deliver is a picture of the cast taking a final bow under strong blue light:
The Bolshoi building on the outside was impressive:
I was amused at the advertisement across the street for an American and a French pop star:
But on the inside the building was gorgeous:
During the intermission, there is time to explore other parts of the building:
So the building was impressive.
The performance was very impressive.
Of course! After all, it is the Bolshoi!
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GO TO PART H--insights into my ancestry from paintings by Dutch masters
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