Edward Snowden (below) may be a regular and there will be VIP seats for the Assads and the Maduros, but the Bolshoi is still tied too closely to the Kremlin to attract visitors of conscience.
Its new opera productions are:
September 26, 2019, The Tale Of Tsar Saltan by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Music director — Tugan Sokhiev.
December 5, 2019 — Dido and Aeneas, co-production with International Opera Festival in Aix-en-Provence. Music director — Christopher Moulds
February 14, 2020, Sadko by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Director — Dmitri Tcherniakov. Music Director — to be announced.
March 5, 2020, The Little Chimney Sweep by Benjamin Britten Music Director — Ayrat Kashaev Director — Oleg Dolin
March 6, 2020 – Mazeppa by Tchaikovsky, concert version Conductor — Tugan Sokhiev
May 24, 2020 Anna Boleyn by Gaetano Donizetti, concert version Conductor — Tugan Sokhiev
June 17, 2020 Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Music Director — Tugan Sokhiev. Director — Semyon Spivak
July 2, 2020 Les Pêcheurs De Perles by Georges Bizet. Music Director — Alexei Vereschagin. Director — Vladislav Nastavshev