Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
Domingo fancies his chances with the ladies as usual
The man standing between Putin and Gergiev looks just like George Lucas. Strange company to keep! Is this a case of “the empire strikes back”?
Oh it’s Domingo! Well, he looks like George Lucas, I still insist, especially with his glasses on
Except for the two gorgeous ladies on the right of the photo all the rest seem to be old white men.
Is this a male domain?
Poor Alexander Litvinenko.
Poor Anna Politkovskaya.
Placido and Valery are the clear winners here!
Isn’t this Gergiev’s birthday?
Looks about as classy as the wedding party in the film The Concert…
It’s not French bubbly in the glasses
On my right (the picture) Mr.Ivanov – one of Vladimir – the Iron Man’ lieutenants, while on the left definitely “I am here-I am there-I am…..everywhere” Placido.
The guy on the far left looks like a waxwork.
A very high FSB-to-artist ratio there.
I’m amazed no-one has identified that famous Austrian soprano Anna Netrebko.
She is Russian born, and bred by GERGIEV!!! She took it as an honorary one.
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