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Bolshoi Theatre performer killed in accident on stage during opera

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MOSCOW, Oct 9 (Reuters) – A performer at Moscow’s famend Bolshoi Theatre was killed on Saturday in an accident on stage during an opera, the theatre stated.

The Bolshoi, one in all Russia’s most prestigious theatres, stated the incident occurred during a set change in Sadko, an opera by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

“The opera was immediately stopped and the audience was asked to leave,” the theatre stated in feedback carried by the Interfax news company.

Moscow investigators stated they have been probing the circumstances surrounding the demise of the 37-year-old performer, a person. It didn’t disclose his id.

The Interfax news cited a supply as saying that the performer was crushed by a ramp during a change of surroundings. Sources informed the RIA and TASS news company he had been killed by a falling piece of decor.

The Bolshoi has been struck by tragedy in the previous.

In July 2013, a senior violinist died after falling into the orchestra pit.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by William Maclean

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