The Royal Theatre in Madrid has Nyeted the Bolshoi Ballet, which was scheduled to perform in May, "in view of the armed conflict that Russia has unleashed in Ukraine that is causing a serious global crisis and a painful humanitarian emergency." Earlier, the Royal Theater showed its "profound respect and solitary" with the Ukrainians when in the last performance of the sublime Wagner opera, "Twilight of the Gods," the corpse of Siegfried was wrapped in the flag of Ukraine.
Inspired millions. Vibrant presence. The last of the old-time prima donnas for the transcendent purity of her voice, the sweeping breadth of her repertory. Her fans called her La Superba. She passed away on 6 October 2018. But she will live on.
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