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2009-09-21 15:23:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- This September, Legends 14 Theatre presents the exclusive Kansas City cinema presentation of "La Boheme" to start the Fall/Winter Series of "Opera & Ballet in Cinema." The series includes productions from the world's most famous opera houses, ballet companies and festivals, presented in high-definition, digital surround sound, and some live. The series begins with Puccini's "La Boheme" on September 24. The high-budget feature was filmed in 2008...

2009-09-21 15:22:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- This September, Worldgate 9 Theatres presents the exclusive Washington DC cinema presentation of "La Boheme" to kick-off the theatre's Fall & Winter Series of "Opera & Ballet in Cinema". The series includes productions from the world's most famous opera houses, ballet companies and festivals, presented in high-definition, digital surround sound, and some live. The series begins with Puccini's "La Boheme" on September 24. The high-budget...

2009-06-02 11:26:00

Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill community on the map as arts hub of the Southeast CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolina Performing Arts, founded in 2005 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, welcomes the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet to Memorial Hall June 10-14. The Bolshoi Ballet will perform Don Quixoteand Swan Lake; neither ballet will be performed anywhere else on the tour. The Bolshoi Ballet has not toured in the United States since 2007 and Chapel Hill,...

2009-04-28 23:40:51

Yekaterina Maximova, a highly regarded Russian ballerina for 30 years, died unexpectedly in Moscow Tuesday. She was 70. The cause of death wasn't reported. Maximova became a star with the Bolshoi Theatre in the late 1950s, paired with her husband Vladimir Vasiliev, Russian Info Center reported. Russians referred to them as the Golden Couple of the 20th Century, The Daily Telegraph said. Their partnership began in their first year at ballet school when they were 10, the British newspaper...

2008-12-20 20:24:57

Olga Lepeshinskaya, who danced with Russia's Bolshoi Ballet for 30 years after becoming a star at 18, died Saturday. She was 92. The Culture Ministry announced that Lepeshinskaya will lie in state at the Bolshoi Theater before her burial, probably Tuesday, Itar-Tass reported. Lepeshinskaya's active career as a dancer occurred during the Soviet era. She joined the Bolshoi in 1933 after graduating from the Moscow Choreographic School. She was a favorite of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and was...

2008-10-27 09:00:25

Only Ovation TV, the network dedicated to art, culture and creativity, could bring you the most spirited artistic battle on TV -- "Battle of the Nutcrackers - Grudge Match." After its triumphant debut last year, Ovation TV is stepping up the competition with this year's programming event by including six, highly diverse productions of the beloved holiday classic. Once again viewers will be asked to crown their favorite with their on-line votes at http://www.OvationTV.com. Hosted by Mark...

2005-12-12 08:26:37

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - When Moscow's Bolshoi Theater postponed its new production of "War and Peace" after the conductor walked out, critics sharpened their pencils expecting the opera to be an embarrassing failure. But the Bolshoi's music director, Alexander Vedernikov, stepped into the breach, bending almost double to summon each percussion explosion and avert an artistic disaster. "The scandal and everything connected with it did not hurt the performance," the...


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