Bolshoi mourns its keeper of secrets

August 29, 2017 by norman lebrecht

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Svetlana Nikolaevna Zavorotna worked for 56 years at the Bolshoi, starting in 1961 when she was 17.

She wrote its press releases, observed its history, maintained her silence. She was the ultimate authority on facts and dates.

Her death is widely mourned by within the Russian theatre world.



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