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'Dead Souls' in English, Mariinsky Theater Ballet and Shaun the Sheep – What to Do in Moscow on Wednesday

Golden Mask: One-Act Ballets: Frederick Ashton's "Marguerite and Armand" to music by Liszt, Wayne McGregor' "Infra" to music by Max Richter and Anton Pimonov's "Inside the Lines" to music by Ravel. Mariinsky Theater production. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 17 Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Metro Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-723-7325. 7 p.m.

Tristan and Isolde: Wagner's opera based on Gottfried von Strassburg's Middle High German courtly romance. Directed by Nicola Raab. Performed in German with Russian subtitles. Novaya Opera. 3 Karetny Ryad. Metro Mayakovskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-694-0868. 6 p.m.

Rigoletto: Canadian director Robert Carsen stages Verdi's opera based on Victor Hugo's play "Le roi s'amuse." Performed in Italian with Russian subtitles. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 1 Teatralnaya Ploshchad. Metro Teatralnaya. 495-455-5555. 7 p.m.

Symphony Capella of Russia performs Rachmaninov's "The Bells" and Wagner's "Das Klagende Lied." Conservatory Great Hall. 13 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa. Metro Pushkinskaya, Biblioteka Imeni Lenina. 495-629-9401. At 7 p.m.

Vladimir Krainev Competition of Pianists: Competition winners and the National Philharmonic of Russia in a gala concert. Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall. 52 Kosmodamianskaya Naberezhnaya, Bldg. 8. Metro Paveletskaya. 495-730-1011. 7 p.m.

Dead Souls (Myortviye Dushi): Kirill Serebrennikov stages a comedy on the themes of Gogol's novel with an all-male cast. Music by Alexander Manotskov. With English subtitles. Gogol Center. 8A Ulitsa Kazakova. Metro Kurskaya. 499-262-9214. 8 p.m.

Marat Ravi and Moscow Trad Jazz Band with a program of songs from the repertoire of Leonid Utyosov. Igor Butman Club Na Krasnykh Vorotakh. At the Watson Club. 13 Kalanchyovskaya Ulitsa. Metro Krasniye Vorota. 926-262-3595. 8:30 p.m.

Innovation: An annual competition in the field of contemporary visual art. Fri. to May 3. State Center of Contemporary Art. 13 Zoologicheskaya Ulitsa. Metro Krasnopresnenskaya. Noon to 8 p.m. 499-254-8492. 

Foreign-Language Movies

Les Gazelles (Gazeli, 2014): Five French women in their 30s try to figure out what they want from love and life. Directed by Mona Achache.

Pioner. 21 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Metro Kutuzovskaya. 499-240-5240. Wed. at 1:30 and 11:55 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Shaun the Sheep Movie (Barashek Shaun, 2015): When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets more than he bargained for. British animated comedy directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak.

35MM. 47/24 Ulitsa Pokrovka. Metro Krasniye Vorota, Kurskaya. 495-780-9142. Wed. at 7 p.m. No dialogue.

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