Fit for a Tsar

    When I visited St. Petersburg last May, the Mariinsky 2 was still a work zone. Now it’s open. The new building is undistinguished and even quite ugly from the outside. I haven’t seen the inside yet. But I did write about the controversy over its site, cost and design in this month’s issue of Opera News. A chance to look at the deep authoritarian habits of mind that still rule so much of Russian culture.

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One response to “Fit for a Tsar

  1. I haven’t visited St Petersburg as of yet but I’ve heard much has changed from old Russia of the 80’s and 90’s. When was the new building completed?

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