The former English National Opera boss has been named creative adviser to the Bolshoi Theatre, working with its general director Vladimir Urin with whom he has a lengthy record of collaborations and exchanges.
John Berry said tonight: ‘I know the general director and I trust him. There are exciting things happening at the Bolshoi Theatre and I am thrilled to be part of its future.’
The job will be part-time, enabling John to develop other projects, both as co-productions and stand-alones.
His engagement starts immediately.