Shostakovich, Richter and Irish Films – What to Do in Moscow on Thursday

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District (Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo Uyezda): original version of Shostakovich's opera based on Nikolai Leskov's story. Staged by Dmitry Bertman. Helikon Opera on Arbat. 11 Novy Arbat, Bldg. 2. Metro Arbatskaya. 495-695-6584. www.helikon.ru/eng. At 7 p.m.

Svyatoslav Richter: exhibit of paintings, graphics, photographs, posters and archival documents dedicated to this virtuoso pianist. 10 Ul. Volkhonka. Metro Kropotkinskaya. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 495-697-1610. www.arts-museum.ru, artprivatecollections.ru.

Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra performs Sibelius' Symphony No. 2, Chausson's Poeme de l'Amour et de la Mer and Franck's Psyche et Eros. Soloist Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), conductor Andrei Boreiko. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 4/31 Triumfalnaya Ploshchad. Metro Mayakovskaya. 495-232-0400. At 7 p.m.

Pavel Slobodkin Center Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Also in the program are Beethoven's Romances for Violin and Orchestra and King Stephen Overture. Pavel Slobodkin Center. 48 Ulitsa Arbat. Metro Smolenskaya. 499-241-6226. www.center-slobodkina.ru. At 7 p.m.

Strauss Gala: a ballet about ballet staged by Vladimir Vasilyov and Natalya Kasatkina. Grand Moscow Classical Ballet production. Novaya Opera. 3 Karetny Ryad. Metro Mayakovskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-694-0868. At 7 p.m.

Foreign-Language Movies

Irish Film Festival: "Love Eternal" (Lyubov na Veka, 2013): Brendan Muldowney's mystic drama based on Kei Oishi's novel "In Love With the Dead." Formula Kino Gorizont. 21/10 Komsomolsky Prospekt. Metro Frunzenskaya. 800-250-8025. At 9 p.m.

Irish Film Festival: "Out of Here" (Daleko Otsyuda, 2013): After a year traveling the world, twenty-something Ciaran (Fionn Walton) reluctantly returns to his hometown of Dublin. A psychological drama written and directed by Donal Foreman. Formula Kino Gorizont. 21/10 Komsomolsky Prospekt. Metro Frunzenskaya. 800-250-8025. At 7 p.m.

One Million Dubliners (2014): Aoife Kelleher's historical documentary about the Glasnevin Cemetery. Part of Irish Week. Center of Documentary Cinema. 2 Zubovsky Bulvar, Bldg. 7. Metro Park Kultury. 495-637-7919. www.cdkino.ru, www.irishweek.ru. At 8 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

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