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The crisis has deprived the Bolshoi Theater's Othello

January 15 2009

Guidance of the Bolshoi Theater has decided in the financial crisis to cancel production of the opera by Giuseppe Verdi's "Otello", scheduled for 2009.

In September, in anticipation of the season 2008 - 2009 years., The general director of the theater, Anatoly Iksanov noted that during this period were scheduled two operas and two or three ballet premieres. Already the premiere of the opera "Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh" and ballet "Russian Seasons" and the Grand Pas from "Paquita." Twenty-seven in April 2009 in the repertoire of the Bolshoi had to return to the opera by Giuseppe Verdi's Otello, directed by a young French director Arnaud Bernard.

"Staging" Othello "- the most expensive in the past decade, the Bolshoi Theatre, - said the spokesperson of the theater Ekaterina Novikova. - Translating creative ideas of authors, but above all it's scenery and costumes, required huge funds. Therefore, the Bolshoi Theatre in crisis when everyone is trying to somehow reduce their "appetites", thought it inappropriate to implement such an expensive production. She added that "the other premiere, scheduled for this season, saved, RIA Novosti news agency.

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