Opera singers and ballet dancers are becoming patrons of charities or setting up their own foundations to draw attention to good causes. Royal Ballet superstar Alina Cojocaru is raising money for palliative care for people with terminal illnesses. Alice Lagnado went to meet her.
Celebrated opera singer Anna Netrebko supports children’s hospitals in St Petersburg. And ballerina Diana Vishneva raises funds for ballet classes for children whose parents can’t afford them. Performing artists both in Russia and the UK often raise money for good causes, putting their fame to work for those in need.