Bolshoi Theatre opens season with “Don Carlos”, and Covid-19 prevention measures
13 September 2020 | 7:21 am
Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre opens its 245th season with "Don Carlos" by Giuseppe Verdi, starring the opera power couple Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov. Various Covid-19 prevention measures are in place to limit the risk for staff and audiences.
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