Moscow, 10 o’clock in the morning. In the rehearsal room fitted under the roof of the Bolshoi theatre, the orchestra is complete. Tugan Sokhiev arrives and settles down at her desk. Immediately, silence falls: the repetition may begin. With its hundred musicians, the orchestra leader refines the program planned for their next trip in France at the Philharmonie de Paris and the Capitole of Toulouse, on the occasion of the first edition of the festival Les Musicales franco-Russian. The soul share. Their arrival in France is not a coincidence: Tugan Sokhiev, conductor prodigy, has directed the orchestra of the Capitole of Toulouse for ten years before being appointed artistic director of the Bolshoi theatre, the largest institution of Russian music, a gigantic structure of 3000 people, including 300 dancers, 250 musicians, 130 singers and a quarantine of the soloists. With its two theatres, the theatre program, or prepares a thirty productions. But Tugan Sokhiev is a faithful man: he keeps a foot in Toulouse, which had …

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