Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre is going through a bad period - some would even say that there is a curse, or at least a conspiracy. In January 2013 the theatre made international headlines when Sergei Filin was nearly blinded in an acid attack, and a culture of jealous rivalry was exposed. More recently the Russian government appointed Vladimir Urin as the Bolshoi's new director general, tasked with pulling the theatre out of its current crisis.
Now there's more bad news: Viktor Sedov, a sixty-five year old musician and teacher who played in the second violins in the Bolshoi Orchestra and taught at Moscow State Conservatory, was injured in a fall in the stage area at the Bolshoi Theatre on 16 July 2013, and died in hospital the following day as a result of his injuries. It appears that the incident was an accident.
Posted: 19 July 2013
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