Picks of the Week

Originally published in The Moscow Times on December 3, 1999

Upcoming weeks promise acoustic treats aplenty in the Russian capital. The 21st International Festival of Music, "A Moscow Autumn '99" has drawn to a close, but Muscovite music lovers can feast their ears this month on Rimsky-Korsakov's "Mozart and Salieri" at the Dom Aktyora on Dec. 8.

"Mozart and Salieri," performed by the newborn Arbat Opera company - founded Nov. 2 by veteran producer Olga Ivanovna for "the best actors in Moscow" - is a chamber opera based on Pushkin's short verse tragedy about the relationship between the two composers.

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