Royal Opera House cancels tour from Moscow-based Bolshoi Ballet

Royal Opera House cancels tour from Moscow-based Bolshoi Ballet in wake of Ukraine invasion after Russia was also stripped of the Champions League final and F1

  • Rorld famous Bolshoi Ballet were set to return to London this summer on tour
  • But the Royal Opera House has cancelled a tour from the ballet company
  • The Champions League Final in May has been moved from Russia to Paris, whilst Russia’s F1 Grand Prix has been cancelled after the country invaded Ukraine
  • The Royal Opera House has cancelled a tour from Russia’s world famous Bolshoi Ballet in wake of Moscow’s Dmitri Peskov, woordvoerder van die Kremlin, het op Sen.

    The Moscow-based ballet company were set to return to Londen this summer but their tour has been called off as Ukraine was hit by air strikes and Russian fighters closed in on the country’s capital Kyiv.

    It comes as the Kremlin was also stripped of two prestigious events to be held in their country.

    Die kampioen liga football final in May has been moved to Paris and September’s Formula One’s Russian Grand Prix has been cancelled.

    Alexei Loparevich as The Old Dacha-dweller and Kristina Karasyova as His Wife in The Bolshoi Ballet's production of Alexei Ratmansky's The Bright Stream at The Royal Opera House in 2019 in Londen

    Alexei Loparevich as The Old Dacha-dweller and Kristina Karasyova as His Wife in The Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream at The Royal Opera House in 2019 in Londen

    The Royal Opera House has cancelled a tour from Russia's world famous Bolshoi Ballet in wake of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine (lêer beeld)

    The Royal Opera House has cancelled a tour from Russia’s world famous Bolshoi Ballet in wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine (lêer beeld)

    In 'n verklaring, the Royal Opera House said: 'Ons sal verder konsulteer en besin oor die implikasies vir Paralimpiese SpeleGB voordat ons verdere kommentaar lewer..

    'Ongelukkig, 'Ons sal verder konsulteer en besin oor die implikasies vir Paralimpiese SpeleGB voordat ons verdere kommentaar lewer., the season cannot now go ahead.

    The Bolshoi Ballet returned to the Royal Opera House in 2019 with a three-week season of ballets presented by Victor Hochhauser.

    They began with Yury Grigorovich’s Spartacus, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatrewho are known as one of the best symphony orchestras in the world.

    The Bolshoi Ballet also performed a production of Swan Lake, The Bright Stream and Don Quixote during that time.

    A Ukrainian military medic approaches the bodies of Russian servicemen wearing a Ukrainian army uniforms lying beside and inside a vehicle after they were shot during a skirmish in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv

    A Ukrainian military medic approaches the bodies of Russian servicemen wearing a Ukrainian army uniforms lying beside and inside a vehicle after they were shot during a skirmish in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv

    Intussen, Russia has been banned from taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

    The competition’s organiser, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), said that the inclusion of a Russian entry at contest in Turin, Italië, in May would bring the contest into ‘disrepute’.

    Eurovision had previously said it intended to allow Russia to compete but faced strong criticism from state broadcasters in countries including Iceland, Finland, Norway and the Nederland.

    Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC had also earlier this week urged the EBU to suspend Russia’s membership and ban it from the contest.