Bolshoi Confidential

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For more than two centuries, Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet has been a glittering showcase of Russian culture, a source of national prestige under tsars and communists alike. Yet the shocking acid attack on its artistic director Sergei Filin in 2015 was but the latest in a long line of scandals. Drawing on exclusive access to state papers and private sources, this compelling book charts a secret history of political manipulation, managerial intrigue, financial misconduct, artistic rivalry and sexual shenanigans.

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Bolshoi Confidential

Bolshoi Confidential

Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

Hardback540pp Illustrated

9780007576609     Product Code: 505528

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For more than two centuries, Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet has been a glittering showcase of Russian culture, a source of national prestige under tsars and communists alike. Yet the shocking acid attack on its artistic director Sergei Filin in 2015 was but the latest in a long line of scandals. Drawing on exclusive access to state papers and private sources, this compelling book charts a secret history of political manipulation, managerial intrigue, financial misconduct, artistic rivalry and sexual shenanigans.

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