“It wasn’t really easy to find an actress for Diana’s part: she has to sing as it’s written, and its level of complicity is pretty high, she has tobe good-looking, she has to have nice figure. Sometimes actresses who even posses the necessary voice for such part don’t match judging from their appearance… And then I noticed among the choir Victoria Pankratova – girl of extraordinarybeauty and moreover the one who has wonderful voice, rich and velvety. In spite of the fact that she wasn’t taught acting techniques, we decided to embark on this shady enterprise.”
director of performance Svetlana Samorodova (journalist Irina Marchyk)
"Dog in the manger"
Teatralny Peterburg (St. Petersburg), 1 of November, 2002