A review of the Ballet in Cinema broadcast of the Bolshoi in "Spartacus" by Barnett Serchuk in Broadway World.
The HD broadcast was excellent. The picture was clear and the cameras were able to capture all the excitement of the stage production. The cast was outstanding. , Mikhail Lobukhin was a virile, stupendous presence as Spatacus, Anna Nikulina as Phrygia, the wife of Spartacus was very appealing; Vladislav Lantratov was a sneering, unsettled presence an Crassus and, best of all, Svetlana Zakharova as the trampy Aegina. She was, to use the old adage, a hoot.