The Bolshoi Scandal We Missed: Star Ballerina Walks Out Of Onegin

Svetlana Zakharova, one of Russia’s most famous dancers, was to take the role of Tatiana opposite US visitor David Hallberg in several of this month’s performances of the John Cranko ballet. But last week, when she discovered she had not been scheduled to perform on opening night, she stormed out of rehearsal and refused to return to the theater.