Bolshoi opera performer killed in onstage accident – The Washington Post

That very same year, ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko was ordered jailed for six years by a Moscow court for his function in a harsh acid attack on the companys artistic director, Sergei Filin, that left him almost blind. Dmitrichenko had apparently confessed he desired Filin “roughed up” but had actually rejected desiring acid thrown into his face, in a case that revealed bitter competitions and infighting at the theater.

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