Russian Culture Minister confirms that Tsiskaridze will return to the Bolshoi

nikolay-tsiskaridzeThe Russian Minister of Culture has confirmed that  will perform for the last time on the ’s stage in performances of The , leading up to his fortieth birthday on 31 December.

At a meeting of the Theatre Workers’ Union this morning, the minister Vladimir Medina, together with Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin, said that these would be benefit performances, reported RIA Novosti:

We are in agreement with Urin that Tsiskaridze should be offered some benefit performances of the Nutcracker, giving him the chance to say farewell to the Bolshoi.

said Medina.

He is a great artist and deserves this opportunity to say goodbye.

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