I was gonna say “If you’re intending to drop me yet another message saying that Stepanova is the best Raymonda ever / at the Bolshoi now, who sets a higher new standard, watch this”, but then I realized that this wouldn’t persuade the Stepanova-praising anon anyways, perhaps even on the contrary, it would assure them of their rightness.

The divine Natalia Bessmertnova in Bolshoi’s Raymonda, 1986

Source of the video: x.

anonymous asked:

God I watched the Raymonda peformed by Natalia Bessmertnova like 20 times in a row... I need to stop haha. She is so beautiful I forget how to breathe. Thanks for posting the video!

My pleasure ^_^ Enjoy the beauty!

P.S.: can you believe she’s almost 45 in that video?