One of the actors of the world-famous Russian Bolshoi Theater (Bolshoi Theater) died in an incident during a performance on Saturday. According to sources in the theater, AFP reports.
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During the reconstruction in 2011, the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
The accident occurred during a change of scenes in the opera Sadko by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The theater’s press service told Interfax that “the play was immediately stopped and the audience was asked to leave.”
The Moscow Investigative Committee said it was investigating the cause of death of the 37-year-old actor. Although the name of the victim was not disclosed, medics said he was injured before he arrived.
AP quoted witnesses as saying that the actor left the stage on the wrong side and was hit by the descending platform of the stage.
The curtain was lowered after the accident. The audience was told that the play was canceled and the money would be returned to them, AP reports.