And yet don’t you think Tsiskaridze a world-class artist? Doesn't he have a global reputation?
An international reputation is measured by the number of invitations to international companies as a guest star. Nikolai Tsiskaridze cannot boast of even one such invitation.
What about the Paris Opera?
At the Grand Opera he has had only one-off appearances. They were performances with a large contingent of principals from the Bolshoi dancing, people like Svetlana Lunkina, Maria Alexandrova, Aleksandr Volchkov. If the Paris Opera liked Nikolai so much, they would invite him with the same regularity as they invite, say, Svetlana Zakharova. Meanwhile other world companies - Covent Garden, La Scala, ABT, New York City Ballet - haven't invited him. Nor has he been invited to Hamburg or Munich or Berlin.
Below the translation of Tsiskaridze's comments in "Le Figaro," Brown, by the way, includes a translation of the article which quotes Elena Andrienko and her praise of Tsiskaridze.
In the "Le Figaro" interview, Tsiskaridze stated that Vorontsova would be resigning from the Bolshoi.