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    • Bolshoi Confidential

    • Secrets of the Russian Ballet - From the Rule of the Tsars to Today
    • By: Simon Morrison
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Renowned music historian Simon Morrison reveals the ballet as a crucible of art and politics, beginning with the disreputable inception of the theater in 1776 and proceeding through the era of imperial rule, the chaos of revolution, the oppressive Soviet years, and the recent $680 million renovation project. Drawing on exclusive archival research, Morrison creates a richly detailed tableau of the centuries-long war between world-class art and life-threatening politics that has defined this storied institution.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not very engaging

    • By Julia on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Bolshoi Confidential

    • Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today
    • By: Simon Morrison
    • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organised by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia's most illustrious institutions into scandal. Under Vladimir Putin, the Bolshoi Theatre has been called on to preserve Russia's lengthy artistic legacy and to mirror its neo-imperial ambitions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed it!

    • By Jolette on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $15.45