Posts Tagged ‘Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre’

Russian State Ballet and Opera House

October 12, 2017

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The information on this outfit’s website (as above) leaves us in some doubt as to who exactly they are presenting to the British public. But if you buy a programme you don’t get to find out who is singing on a particular evening but you do learn that as regards the present season they belong to the Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre, whose repertoire contains a great deal that looks more interesting than Madam Butterfly and Tosca–but then I don’t have to try and make money from it…

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Happy opera company about to go on tour

The site has a photo of the opera company looking undaunted by the prospect of touring the length and breadth of Britain, and also some slightly vague geographical indications:

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The idea that Crewe is in North-West England is debatable, but putting Llandudno there is really going too far