Yulia Stepanova had a great success today in her debut as Mekhmene Banu in A Legend of Love at the historic Bolshoi Theatre.  Her Queen was elegant, showing beautiful lines in the many sculptural poses and lifts, but also strong and regal.  Her hands and arms in all the oriental gestures were expressive, and accenting the music with dynamism where needed.  This was a STRONG performance indeed, but also a Queen of subtle emotion, giving a real sense of tragedy at the loss of her beauty in exchang