The Bolshoi Ballet performed in Pakistan for the first time last night.
A Western diplomat, however, created quite a scene when he started demanding loudly for 'something in English' and was joined by a few other guests who found his outburst worth a round of laughter.
His wife, who seemed to understand the ballet and opera much better, tried to get things under control but ultimately decided to enjoy the evening at her own.
The performance was divided into two parts with half-an-hour break in between. In the first part after the 'Swan Lake' dance, A. Ivanova and S. Dorenskiy presented (Silfida) followed by a dance by N. Rimski-Korasakov, O. Larikova and O. Orlov presenting Don Kihot, the ballet 'Esmeralda', opera by Z. Somov, P Tchaikovsky presenting 'Serenade of Don Guan' and the Russian folk song (Troika) by people's artist of Russia V. Osipov. After the break, O. Larikova and O. Orlov presented 'Scheherazade' to set the second part rolling and it ended by a ballet 'Don Kihot' by A. Ivanova and S. Dorenskiy.