Was this the Mariinsky's first opera in English?
July 29, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht
Sir Georg’s girl directed Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with Willard White as Bottom and Valery Gergiev conducting. I’m not sure it was the Queen’s English with all the dipthongs sitting easily in Russian mouths, but it was very brave of them to try.
And good to see Claudia clear the first career hurdle without mishap.
photos: V Baranovsky, for St Petersburg Times
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