13 Oct 2005
Arias on the Street — The Bolshoi's new "Magic Flute" features sprayed-on graffiti and a Volga car.
By Raymond Stults [Moscow Times, 14 October 2005]
In an early bow toward next year's 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Bolshoi premiered a new production of the composer's last opera, "The Magic Flute," at its New Stage last Friday. The modern-dress staging was created in collaboration with a British team led by Graham Vick, the artistic director of Birmingham Opera Company.