The Bolshoi has been struck by catastrophe in the past.
In July 2013, a senior violinist died after falling into the orchestra pit.
The Bolshoi, one of Russias a lot of prominent theatres, stated the occurrence happened throughout a set modification in Sadko, an opera by Russian author Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
“The opera was immediately stopped and the audience was asked to leave,” the theatre said in comments carried by the Interfax news company.
Moscow private investigators said they were probing the circumstances surrounding the death of the 37-year-old performer, a man. It did not divulge his identity.
The Interfax news mentioned a source as stating that the performer was crushed by a ramp throughout a change of surroundings. Sources told the RIA and TASS news agency he had actually been eliminated by a falling piece of decoration.