Vasily Sinaisky, an excellent and experienced conductor, walked out today. No reason was given. A terse statement from Bolshoi general director Vladimir Urin said: ‘I decided to grant his request. Vasily Seraphimovich Sinai is not working at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.’
The resignation came two weeks ahead of a new production of Do Carlo that Sinaisky was supposed to conduct.
The Bolshoi is plunged once more into chaos. UPDATE: Here’s why he quit.
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