Opera: Bolshoi in Milan

When Milan's La Scala Opera invaded Moscow en masse two months ago, it brought along a boxcarful of spaghetti and enough red wine to float the Russian navy. Last week, as part of a home-and-home series, Moscow's Bolshoi Opera was in Milan. It was the Bolshoi's first excursion outside Russia in its 189-year history, and the company came 450 strong, with 40 wagonloads of scenery and costumes. But, as one Mos-covite explained, "we didn't bring any special food. We don't need it. We are drunk with joy to be in the country...

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