Actor crushed to death in accident during opera at Russia's legendary Bolshoi Theatre

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CBS News 11 October, 2021 - 09:42am

Who died at Bolshoi Theater?

An actor performing at Moscow's famous Bolshoi Theatre was killed in an accident on Saturday, the venue announced on social media. The man was identified as 38-year-old Evgenia Sergeevich Kulesh. "We express our deep condolences to family and friends," the theater said in a statement translated from Russian. npr.orgBolshoi Theatre actor killed during onstage accident at Russian venue

A performer of Russia's legendary Bolshoi Theatre was killed Saturday in an accident on stage during the performance of an opera, the Moscow company said.

The theatre said the incident took place during a set change in "Sadko," a 19th century opera by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Citing a source, Interfax reported that the performer was crushed by a ramp during a set change.

"The performance was immediately stopped and the audience was asked to leave," the theatre's press service told the Interfax news agency.  

Moscow's Investigative Committee said in a statement that it was probing the death of the 37-year-old male performer. They said he received injuries and died before an ambulance arrived.

BBC News identified the victim as Yevgeny Kulesh. Local media said Kulesh had been a performer at the theatre since 2002.

The accident is not the first tragedy to strike Moscow's renowned theater. In 2013, a senior violinist died after falling into the orchestra pit.

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Actor dies in accident at Bolshoi Theater

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MOSCOW — Russian news reports say an actor has died in an accident during a scene change at Moscow’s Bolshoi theater.

The reports cited witnesses as saying that the actor appeared to have exited the stage on the wrong side during a Saturday evening performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Sadko” and was struck by scenery being lowered.

After the accident, the stage’s curtain was lowered and the audience eventually was told the performance was canceled and their money would be refunded, the reports said.

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Actor dies in accident at Bolshoi Theater

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MOSCOW — Russian news reports say an actor has died in an accident during a scene change at Moscow’s Bolshoi theater.

The reports cited witnesses as saying that the actor appeared to have exited the stage on the wrong side during a Saturday evening performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Sadko” and was struck by scenery being lowered.

After the accident, the stage’s curtain was lowered and the audience eventually was told the performance was canceled and their money would be refunded, the reports said.

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Actor dies in accident at Bolshoi Theater

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MOSCOW — Russian news reports say an actor has died in an accident during a scene change at Moscow’s Bolshoi theater.

The reports cited witnesses as saying that the actor appeared to have exited the stage on the wrong side during a Saturday evening performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Sadko” and was struck by scenery being lowered.

After the accident, the stage’s curtain was lowered and the audience eventually was told the performance was canceled and their money would be refunded, the reports said.

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MOSCOW — Russian news reports say an actor has died in an accident during a scene change at Moscow’s Bolshoi theater.

The reports cited witnesses as saying that the actor appeared to have exited the stage on the wrong side during a Saturday evening performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Sadko” and was struck by scenery being lowered.

After the accident, the stage’s curtain was lowered and the audience eventually was told the performance was canceled and their money would be refunded, the reports said.

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Who is Yevgeny Kulesh, Bolshoi Theatre star who died during set change?

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The tragic accident happened while the Russian actor performed at the opera ‘Sadko’.

Yevgeny was crushed to death at Moscow’s prestigious Bolshoi Theatre on Saturday, October 9th.

As reported by the BBC, the actor is believed to have gone in the wrong direction during the descent of a ramp which left him trapped.

Other performers and staff tried to lift the prop but attempts were unsuccessful before the actor was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, the theatre said: “The performance was immediately stopped, the audience was asked to leave the hall.”

Yevgeny is a 37-year-old actor from Russia.

He had performed at Moscow’s renowned Bolshoi Theatre since 2002 and had been a veteran theatre star.

The actor studied and worked at the theatre since the age of 17. According to reports, he was in a relationship with a fellow stage actor whose name hasn’t been made public to the media.

Several people have taken to Twitter to pay respects to the late actor.

“Tragic breaking news out of Russia as actor is crushed to death by set at Bolshoi theatre Sending sincere condolences to Yevgeny Kulesh’s family, friends, fellow actors and other loved ones following his tragic death onstage at the Bolshoi theatre,” wrote one person.

“RIP. Yevgeny Kulesh 37 died at Bolshoi theatre in a changed scene accident,” wrote someone else.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Yevgeny Kulesh during this time.

Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre is one of the world's most prestigious theatres. A Russian actor has been crushed to death by falling scenery. The theatre said Yevgeny Kulesh 37 was killed in an accident during a set change in the opera Sadko on Saturday.😢 pic.twitter.com/PsrDRo7Pir

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They report that the artist who died during an opera at the Bolshoi Theater was "tired" of his job and wanted to resign - Market Research Telecast

Market Research Telecast 11 October, 2021 - 09:16am

Evgueni Kulésh, the artist who died on October 9 after being crushed by part of the set during an opera at the Bolshoi theater in Moscow, would have intended to leave his job after almost 20 years in the theater group, local media collect .

The artist died in the middle of the opera ‘Sadkó’ by the Russian composer Nikolai Rimski-Kórsakov due to a skull fracture after get trapped under a set. The performance was immediately stopped and spectators were asked to leave the theater.

Kulésh, 37, was admitted to the theater in 2002 and was married to a co-worker, but in recent years he was considering resigning, according to revealed to the newspaper Komsomólskaya Pravda a friend of the deceased.

“Zhenia [Evgueni] He once said that he was tired of doing the same thing for 20 years. Because he had neither a profession nor a lot of money, “said the colleague.” In other words, I would have given up a long time ago if I had had a place to go, “he explained.

At the same time, the media have begun to circulate versions that the artist himself may have caused the fatal accident. In a interview Awarded to the Moskovski Komsomolets newspaper, an artist at the scene pointed out that Kulesh may have gotten confused and walked in the wrong direction instead of walking toward onlookers.

Moreover, the famous Russian ballet dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze he pointed a Komsomólskaya Pravda que “all artists agree that the deceased was really not at fault”.

“I have no doubt that they will hold [del incidente] the deceased artist or other scene worker and they will close the case. We have already been through this, “added Tsiskaridze, lamenting the security problems facing the Bolshoi Theater.

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Freak Accident Kills Performer at Moscow's Bolshoi Theater

Newser 10 October, 2021 - 12:00pm

(Newser) – A freak accident in Russia killed a performer at Moscow's renowned Bolshoi theater on Saturday. The BBC reports scenery fell on the 36-year-old during a set change for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Sadko. Yevgeny Kulesh, who had performed at the theater for nearly 20 years, is thought to have tried to exit the stage in the wrong direction as the scenery descended and was crushed by it. Some reportedly thought it was a trick or intentional at first, until cries of "there is blood" were heard. Attempts to revive him failed.

The New York Times reports that initially, the orchestra played on and singing continued, until apparent commotion gave way to performers yelling for the music to cease. "The music ground to a halt, and most of the performers walked offstage while a few went to the rear of the stage to help the man. The curtains closed," is how the Times puts it. "The performance was immediately stopped, the audience was asked to leave the hall," said the Bolshoi in a statement. Kulesh was reportedly one of 50 Bolshoi employees who worked as an onstage extra. (It's not the first tragedy at the theater. In 2013, a Bolshoi violinist died after falling into the orchestra pit.)

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