Shunned in West, conductor Gergiev head Russian Bolshoi

Updated December 2 2023 - 6:50am, first published 6:47am
Unpopular in the West, Valery Gergiev was appointed director of Moscow's Bolshoi Theater by Russia. (AP PHOTO)
Unpopular in the West, Valery Gergiev was appointed director of Moscow's Bolshoi Theater by Russia. (AP PHOTO)

Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, no longer welcome in Western concert halls since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, has been named as director of Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre.

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