Fresh from his 40th anniversary songfest in London tonight, the indefatigable Placido Domingo flies to Moscow for tomorrow’s Bolshoi reopening.
Also on the bill are Natalie Dessay,
Angela Georghiu and Dmitri Hvorostovski.
The concert, attended by puppet-president Dmitri Medvedev (but without strongman Vladimir Putin) will be screened to crowds on the square outside and to audiences worldwide on Arte and other channels.
The Bolshoi closed in 2005. Its $800 million refit has overrun by three years.