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  • 24th September 2013

    New York: Protest against Russian anti-gay laws disrupts opening night of Tchaikovsky opera 1

    A demonstration had already been held outside the Met Opera earlier in the evening (Photo: Twitter)

    5:01 PM — A protest against Russia's anti-gay laws disrupted the Metropolitan Opera's opening night gala for Tachaikovsky's Eugene Onegin last night. While a demonstration occurred outside, four protesters were asked to leave the venue after shouting anti-Russian statements as the lights dimmed before the performance.

  • 18th September 2013

    Russian culture minister: ‘There is no proof that Tchaikovsky was gay’ 31

    There is widespread agreement amongst historians that Tchaikovsky was gay

    6:08 PM — Russia's culture minster has denied that world-renowned composer Peter Tchaikovsky was gay, saying that there is "no evidence" to suggest that he was. Though his homosexuality long being regarded as historical fact, Vladimir Medinsky has said that nothing about Tchaikovsky suggests he was anything other than a lonely old man who failed to marry.

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