The Mikhailovsky Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty will be shown live on the company’s website today. The Bolshoi Ballet’s Svetlana Zakharova will dance Aurora, partnered by Leonid Sarafanov. The performance starts at 7pm St Petersburg time (3pm in Britain). The high definitition film will be available online for 24 hours after the performance. See […]
Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev have left the Bolshoi for the Mikhailovsky Ballet, it was announced today. They have signed a 5-year contract with the St Petersburg company.
St Petersburg in winter is truly magnificent – crystal-clear days (if you are lucky), frozen canals and plenty of snow, which means near-empty museums and restaurants – all made for an unstressful life. In contrast, the cultural life of this great city continues unabated, theatres full of eager audiences.