Adding running commentary here/updating as we go, rather than posting a gazillion times:
After the segment from Boris Godunov, we now have a solo violinist playing the lovely Entr'acte from Sleeping Beauty...so maybe there may be more ballet? YES - Lopatkina in Neumeier's Nutcracker segment (Pavlova & Ceccheti)...with exquisite huge overhead tilted mirror. Wow.
Next, Vaganova Academy kids perform a segment of Lander's Etudes. Then impressive movement of the stage floor - kids move off and adults move in, as stage shifts. Leaping finale of Etudes. Kolegova is the star ballerina here...I think it is she. WOW, Kim Kimin - extraordinary! Not sure who is the 2nd guy but he is good, too...doesn't look like Schklyarov.
As Etudes corps rolls off, Carmen opera singer and a small orchestra roll in. (She sounds really off pitch but it may be the transmission.)
Now comes a balletic Carmen. Vishneva! Did she alter the choreography a bit? Doen't matter; she's lovely...if nore Vishneva-Diva than Carmen. Lots of looking at the cameras, IMO. Followed by a male aria...then Dying Swan by Kondaurova - brava!
A basso soloist & male chorus sing the Volga Boatman's Song...followed by Sacre du Printemps music - orchestra's moment. (Time for a quick fridge break!) Just back as the Sacre dancers roll in. Hey, it's TWO Sacres danced side by side - modern on the left & the Hodson-after-Nijinsky recon on the right.
Faust aria 'Golden Calf' next by a magnificent basso, with male chorus. Spine tingling.
Next, a bel cantoesque opera number, set in St Petersburg in late 1800s, with antique autos. Rossini? Donizetti? Very cute as a 'panorama' of St Petersburg streets rolls behind them.
Mon Coeur Souvre a ta Voix mezzo aria from Samson et Dalilah. Borodina? Whoever - fabulous! Biggest ovation of the night so far, it seems. Even the orchestra members are bravoing.
Next, lovely Olga Yesina and Alexander Sergeev in a romantic contemporary pdd, with huge full moon behind. Followed by Placido Domingo in Wagner aria.
The ARTE transmission ends just as Domingo ends his aria...so hopefully someone else can post the remainder of the program. I thoroughly enjoyed what I saw, especially the ballet parts.