Anastasia Matvienko and Alina Somova

Anastasia Matvienko and Alina Somova on their yesterday debuts in the title role in the ballet Raymonda at the historic Mariinsky Theatre (matinee and evening).

Anastasia Matvienko previously danced this role at the St Petersburg Mikhailovsky Theatre, and Alina Somova appeared in this classical masterpiece for the very first time in her career.

Anastasia Matvienko and Alina Somova. Photos © Svetlana Avvakum.