Media reported on the appointment of a Briton in the management of the Bolshoi theatre

The former artistic Director of the English national Opera John berry

At the Bolshoi theatre created the post of curator of international cooperation, which is the former artistic Director of English national Opera John berry, Financial Times reports.

According to the publication, the invitation of the British specialist is part of a plan to transform the Bolshoi theater in the world art centre. The berry will be obliged to develop cooperation with leading world Opera scenes, Directors and performers.

The Financial Times notes that the appointment of a foreigner to a high position in the Bolshoi theatre is an unusual step and it is considered very honorable.

Berry was led by the English national Opera from 2005 to 2015, and prior to that ten years was engaged in selection of artists for the company. He resigned in July last year after press reports that the CEO of Opera is going to fire him.

Under the leadership of berry’s performances of the English national Opera has won many nominations and awards, writes the FT. He did co-productions with leading Opera houses of the world and attracted millions of pounds of international investment, the newspaper notes.

The FT was unable to contact Barry to get comments about his appointment.

Last year the Bolshoi theatre and the English national Opera announced the joint production of an Opera of George Frideric Handel’s “Rodelinda”. As reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to the press service of the theater, the premiere took place on 13 December at the New stage of the Bolshoi.

The Opera will go to Moscow for two seasons. It will present 16 times. Then scenery will be taken to London, where “Rodelinda” will be shown in season 2017-2018.

English national Opera is one of the two main Opera houses of London. Its main stage area — “London Coliseum”. Its competitor is the Royal Opera house, also known as “Covent garden”.