Oct 072013

nikolay tsiskaridze e1316429856863 Russian Culture Minister confirms that Tsiskaridze will return to the BolshoiThe Rus­sian Min­is­ter of Cul­ture has con­firmed that Nikolay Tsis­karidze will per­form for the last time on the Bolshoi’s stage in per­form­ances of The Nutcracker, 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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