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An Artist of the Bolshoi Theatre Died While Changing the Scenery of the Opera Sadko

The Bolshoi Theatre

During the play Sadko, an artist of the mimic ensemble was killed when the scenery was changed. The opera which took place at The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia was immediately prevented and the spectators were asked to leave the hall.

As one of the visitors said, the performance began with a video showing. Then two artists entered the stage, and at this time the scenery began to appear from different sides. When the soloist was supposed to go on stage to perform the aria, there were shouts with a request to call an ambulance.

Opera Sadko final canceled

The deceased pushed aside the throne on the stage, and at this time the scenery was to begin to descend. Instead of walking forward in the direction of the audience, he went in the wrong direction and fell under the scenery that descended from above. However, according to other participants, the decoration did not fall but gradually descended.

According to an eyewitness, the incident occurred at the back of the stage, the audience did not see what happened. After that, the curtain was closed, announcing intermission, and after 15-20 minutes they announced the cancellation of the performance.

actor of the theatre Yevgeny Kulesh

The name of the 37-year-old deceased was Yevgeny Kulesh. Now investigators are finding out the circumstances of the death of the artist. According to the investigation, he died before the arrival of the ambulance doctors.

The episode is not the first tragic incident in the history of the Bolshoi Theater. In 2013, a violinist died after falling into an orchestra pit.

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