Bolshoi Restoration Now ’90 Percent Complete’

The end is in sight for the long-delayed, notoriously expensive renovation of Moscow’s legendary ballet/opera house, which was said to be near collapse when it closed in 2005. The auditorium is being restored to its 19th-century condition, while modernized facilities include a dual revolving stage and an enlarged, movable orchestra pit.

Source: Agence France-Presse 03/01/11