Grand Ambitions

Helikon Opera prepares for a new “Boris Godunov” – and for a massive, $33 million reconstruction project.
By Raymond Stults [Moscow Times, 13 October 2006]
The opening months of the 2006-07 season find three of Moscow’s four principal opera companies suffering the pains of redevelopment and reconstruction. Only Novaya Opera, happily ensconced in its elegant theater in the Hermitage Garden, currently enjoys what might be called a normal operatic existence.