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Mstislav Rostropovich Festival, Russell Crowe in 'The Water Diviner' and The Age of Dance – What to do in Moscow on Thursday

Mstislav Rostropovich Festival: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra performs Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 and Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1. Soloist Truls Mork (cello), conductor Andris Poga. Conservatory Great Hall. 13 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa. Metro Pushkinskaya, Biblioteka Imeni Lenina. 495-629-9401. 7 p.m.

Russian National Orchestra: The National orchestra is set to perform Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Bartok's Concerto for orchestra. Soloist Boris Berezovsky, conductor Leon Botstein. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 4/31 Triumfalnaya Ploshchad. Metro Mayakovskaya. 495-232-0400. 7 p.m.

Golden Mask: The Age of Dance: Stravinsky — Balanchine: "Symphony in Three Movements," "Apollon Musagete" and "Rubies." Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theater production. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 17 Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Metro Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-723-7325. 7 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.

The Coffee Cantata (Kofeinaya Kantata): This charming 40-minute production of Bach's comic opera involves 30 audience members having coffee with the singers. Performed in German. Helikon Opera Cafe on Arbat. 11 Novy Arbat. Metro Arbatskaya. +7(495) 695-6584. 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Dead Souls: 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. 8 Kazakova Ulitsa. Metro Kurskaya. +7 (499) 262-9214. 8 p.m.

Heartbreak House (Dom, Gde Razbivayutsya Serdtsa): Yevgeny Kamenkovich's staging of George Bernard Shaw's "A Fantasia in the Russian Manner." English and French subtitles available. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 30/32 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Metri Kutuzovskaya. 499-249-1921. 7 p.m.
Gaudi and Danny Ladwa: British vocalists and beatboxers perform in a joint concert as part of their tour. 16 Tons. 6/1 Presnensky Val Ulitsa. Metro Ulitsa 1905 Goda. + 7 (499) 253-5300. At 9 p.m.

Foreign-Language Movies

After the Ball (Modnaya Shtuchka, 2015): Sean Garrity's comedy resets the Cinderella tale in the world of fashion.

Pioner. 21 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Metro Kutuzovskaya. 499-240-5240. At 5:15 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

El Misterio de la Felicidad (The Mystery of Happiness; Sekret Schastya, 2014): a romantic comedy by Argentinean director Daniel Burman.

35MM. 47/24 Ulitsa Pokrovka. Metro Krasniye Vorota, Kurskaya. 495-780-9142. At 5 p.m. In Spanish; Russian subtitles.

The Water Diviner (Iskatel Vody, 2014): Russell Crowe's war drama follows an Australian man (Crowe) who travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to locate his three missing sons.

35MM. 47/24 Ulitsa Pokrovka. Metro Krasniye Vorota, Kurskaya. 495-780-9142. at 7 p.m. English and Turkish; Russian subtitles.

Pioner. 21 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Metro Kutuzovskaya. 499-240-5240. At 9:25 p.m., In English and Turkish. Russian subtitles.

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