Then director’s wife, Katalin Lyubimova picked up the phone. She said that after his 95th birthday that Yuri Petrovich celebrated on September 30, he fell ill with a viral flu.
She said the doctors even allowed Lyubimov to go out of the clinic in order to continue his rehearsals at the Bolshoi. But the Bolshoi administration has assured that they have enough time to prepare for the performance, and rehearsals can be easily postponed for a week.
“In general, October 30, I go to work at the Bolshoi, — cheerfully confirmed Yuri Lyubimov. — And now I am watching out of the window, like crows ride on the roof, they seem to have a lot of fun «.