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Robert Capa, Benjamin Britten and Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty' – What to Do in Moscow on Wednesday

Robert Capa: Retrospective of works by this Hungarian photojournalist who covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. Multimedia Art Museum.

The Prodigal Son (Bludny Syn): Britten's opera based on the Biblical story. Performed in English. Also in program is "Mavra," Igor Stravinsky's lighthearted, one-act opera based on Pushkin's "The House in Kolomna." Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 17 Nikolskaya Ulitsa. At 7 p.m.

Robert Capa: Retrospective of works by this Hungarian photojournalist who covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. Multimedia Art Museum. 16 Ulitsa Ostozhenka. Metro Kropotkinskaya. 495-637-1100, Ticket office open noon to 9 p.m.

Navigatsiya Festival: Musical acts Grisha Lyubit Grushu, Letat!, Banana Split, Plyus Odin and Chaika. China Town Cafe. 25/12 Lubyansky Proyezd. Metro Kitai-Gorod. 495-623-6163. At 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, Bldg. 2. Metro Arbatskaya. 495-695-6584. At 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Sleeping Beauty (Spyashchaya Krasavitsa): Tchaikovsky's ballet based on a fairy tale about an enchanted princess, staged by Natalya Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilyov. The Grand Moscow Classical Ballet production. Novaya Opera. 3 Karetny Ryad. Metro Mayakovskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-694-0868. At 7 p.m.

Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995): works by this German-born American photographer and photojournalist. Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. 11 Ulitsa Obraztsova, Bldg. 1A. Metro Savyolovskaya, then two stops by bus 12 to Ulitsa Obraztsova. 495-645-0550,

Foreign-Language Movie

Wild (Dikaya, 2014): Jean-Marc Vallee directs a biographical drama that chronicles one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. Stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Gaby Hoffmann.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya. In the Arkadia mall, 8 Sredny Ovchinnikovsky Pereulok. Metro Novokuznetskaya. 495-916-9169. At 4:50 and 10:50 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

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