XXIII MUSIC FESTIVAL STARS OF THE WHITE NIGHTS
27 May – 2 August 2015

Mariinsky Theatre, Mariinsky-II, Concert Hall
Artistic Director: Valery Gergiev

With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation


The XXIII Stars of the White Nights festival is being run with a focus on Tchaikovsky to mark one hundred and seventy-five years since the birth of the great Russian composer. The festival opens with a new production of the opera The Queen of Spades directed by Alexei Stepanyuk and conducted by Valery Gergiev. All of Tchaikovsky’s operas and ballets in the theatre’s repertoire will also be performed at the festival – Eugene Onegin, Iolanta, Mazepa, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.
One special facet comes with the rounds of the vocalists at the International Tchaikovsky Competition which will take place at the Mariinsky-II. The third round and the gala concert will be held at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. Jury members Olga Borodina and Mikhail Petrenko, pianists Barry Douglas and Denis Matsuev, cellist Lynn Harrell and violinists Leonidas Kavakos and James Ehnes will be performing recitals as well as together with the Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gergiev.
Festival premieres include a new production of Verdi’s opera La traviata (directed by Claudia Solti and designed by Isabella Bywater), a concert performance of Dallapiccolla’s opera Il prigioniero and the premiere of Maxim Petrov’s one-act ballet Le Divertissement du Roi, specially staged for Principal Dancer Igor Kolb.
As always, performances at the Mariinsky Theatre will feature international opera stars including Ferruccio Furlanetto, Rafał Siwek, Vitaly Kovalev, Oksana Dyka, Mikhail Kazakov, Albina Shagimuratova, Maria Guleghina, Tatiana Serjan, Marco Berti, Gevorg Akopyan, Asmik Grigorian and Aleksandrs Antonenko. At the Concert Hall and at the new theatre there will be concert with such outstanding international musicians as Daniil Trifonov, Pinchas Zukerman, Ilya Gringolts, Pyotr Laul, Alexei Volodin, Christian Blackshaw. The festival will see several monograph programmes – the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Järvi in two concerts of all of Brahms’ symphonies, Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder will be appearing as a soloist and conductor in nine Mozart concerti and the Atrium quartet will be performing Beethoven’s “Russian” quartets.
The Mariinsky Orchestra will be conducted by world-renowned conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Emmanuel Villaume, Vladimir Ashkenazi and John Axelrod.
Over the sixty-eight days of the festival at the theatre’s three main venues alone there will be one hundred and seventy-five concerts and performances.


               


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27
May
Wednesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
PREMIERE
Opening of the XXIII Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
opera in three acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Opening of the XXIII Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
Opening of the XXIII Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
28
May
Thursday
Mariinsky II
19:00
PREMIERE
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
opera in three acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Soloist: Yevgeny Nikitin (bass-baritone)
Conductor: Oleg Caetani
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Featuring Ekaterina Krysanova
29
May
Friday
Mariinsky II
19:00
PREMIERE
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
opera in three acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
fantasy ballet in two acts
30
May
Saturday
The Stravinsky Foyer (Mariinsky II)
14:00
Music Hour Musicians of the Mariinsky Orchestra
Oleg Sendetsky (сello), Daria Lebedeva (piano), Ilya Ilin (cor anglais)
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in five acts
Featuring Ekaterina Semenchuk and Ferruccio Furlanetto
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky II
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and an apotheosis
Concert Hall
19:00
opera in three acts
31
May
Sunday
Concert Hall
15:00
Mariinsky II
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and an apotheosis
Featuring Alina Somova and Vladimir Shklyarov
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
dramma giocoso in two acts
1
June
Monday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and an apotheosis
Featuring Alina Somova and Vladimir Shklyarov
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
opera in four acts
2
June
Tuesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in three acts (concert performance)
Featuring Olga Borodina, Kristian Benedikt , Yevgeny Nikitin and Mikhail Petrenko
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Piano: Peter Laul
Programme: Paganini. Sciarrino. Webern. Strauss
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
choreographic poem in four acts with prologue and epilogue
Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina
3
June
Wednesday
Mariinsky II
18:00
opera in three acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
ballet in three parts
Featuring Ulyana Lopatkina and Yevgeny Ivanchenko
4
June
Thursday
The Prokofiev Hall (Mariinsky II)
18:30
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in four acts
Featuring Tatiana Serjan
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Stanislav Solovyov (piano)
Programme: Tchaikovsky. Boccherini. Brahms. Cassadó. Shostakovich
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
ballet in three acts (six scenes)
Featuring Denis Matvienko
5
June
Friday
Mariinsky II
18:30
romantic opera in three acts
(revival of the 1999 production)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Vera Pavlova, Alexei Goribol (piano)
Boys’ Chorus of the Glinka Choral School
Artistic Director and Conductor: Vladimir Begletsov
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
ballet in three acts (six scenes)
6
June
Saturday
The Stravinsky Foyer (Mariinsky II)
14:00
Music Hour Musicians of the Mariinsky Orchestra
Ivan Stolbov (clarinet), Stanislav Izmailov (violin), Yuri Afonkin (viola), Kim Ja Ran (piano)
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in four acts
Concert Hall
19:00
Ellinor d'Mellon (violin), Kian Soltani (cello), Ao Li (bass baritone), Seyoung Park (soprano)
Conductor: Risto Joost
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts
7
June
Sunday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
one act opera
Concert Hall
19:00
concert by the brass ensembles of the Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts
8
June
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera-bylina in seven scenes
Concert Hall
19:00
Programme: Schubert. Brahms
9
June
Tuesday
Mariinsky II
18:00
grand opera in five acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
10
June
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
The Mussorgsky Hall (Mariinsky II)
19:00
Concert by double-bass virtuoso music
Alexander Shilo (double-bass), Maria Shilo (double-bass), Anna Shoka (violin), Lyudmila Rokhlina (harp), Maria Chernousova (piano), Elena Korzhenevskaya (soprano)
Mariinsky II
19:30
11
June
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Concert Hall
19:00
Programme: Beethoven. Prokofiev. Mendelssohn
Piano: Anna Malikova
Mariinsky II
19:30
12
June
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in three acts (six scenes)
Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina and Yevgeny Ivanchenko
Concert Hall
19:00
melodramma giocoso in two acts
Mariinsky II
21:00
13
June
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
12:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in three acts (six scenes)
Concert Hall
19:00
opera in two acts
14
June
Sunday
Concert Hall
15:00
Mariinsky II
21:00
15
June
Monday
Concert Hall
19:00
16
June
Tuesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Concert Hall
22:00
Late-night concert marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
17
June
Wednesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
PREMIERE
opera in three acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
an evening of organ music
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
Marking 120 years since the birth of Olga Spessivtseva
fantasy ballet in two acts
18
June
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:00
PREMIERE
opera in three acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
19
June
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in four acts

Mariinsky II
19:00
ballet in two acts after the novel by Lev Tolstoy
Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina and Vladimir Shklyarov
20
June
Saturday
Concert Hall
17:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in five acts
Mariinsky II
19:30
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
ballet in three parts
21
June
Sunday
Mariinsky II
18:00
PREMIERE
opera in three acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in two acts
Featuring Ulyana Lopatkina
Concert Hall
20:00
Russian choral opera in two parts for four soloists, mixed chorus, trumpet, kettledrums and percussion
(concert performance)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
22
June
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in two acts
Featuring Alina Somova
Mariinsky II
20:00
opera in two acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
23
June
Tuesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in five acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:30
24
June
Wednesday
Concert Hall
18:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
choreographic poem in four acts with prologue and epilogue
25
June
Thursday
Concert Hall
18:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Marking 85 years since the birth of Boris Shtokolov
opera in two acts with a prologue
Featuring Yevgeny Nikitin and Rafal Siwek
26
June
Friday
Concert Hall
18:00
Mariinsky II
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
lyric opera in three acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
27
June
Saturday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
lyric opera in three acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
ballet in three acts
Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina
Concert Hall
20:00
28
June
Sunday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
opera in three acts, seven scenes (1950 Production)
Featuring Vladislav Sulimsky and Vitalij Kowaljow
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts
29
June
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
18:00
In memory of Bulat Minzhilkiev
national musical drama in five acts, six scenes
Featuring Olga Borodina
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
The Prokofiev Hall (Mariinsky II)
19:00
Music Hour
Performed by Alexander Marinesku (flute), Maxim Karpinsky (bassoon), Anastassia Lisitsyna (harp)
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts
30
June
Tuesday
The Prokofiev Hall (Mariinsky II)
18:30
Musicians of the Mariinsky Orchestra
music hour
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera (fable in persona) in three acts
1
July
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in four acts with a prologue (version of 1872)
Featuring Ekaterina Semenchuk, Yevgeny Nikitin, Alexei Markov and Mikhail Petrenko
Concert Hall
20:00
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
2
July
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in four acts

Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts with a prologue and epilogue
Featuring Yevgeny Ivanchenko
Concert Hall
20:00
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
3
July
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in three acts
Featuring Ulyana Lopatkina
Concert Hall
19:00
4
July
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in three acts
Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina
Mariinsky II
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
lyric opera in three acts
Concert Hall
19:00
5
July
Sunday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in three acts (1952 Production)
Conductor: Kalle Kuusava
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts with a prologue and epilogue
7
July
Tuesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
PREMIERE
opera in three acts
Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
one-act ballets
8
July
Wednesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera-buffa in two acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
one-act ballets
9
July
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera buffa in four acts
Mariinsky II
19:00
ballet in three acts
Concert Hall
19:00
opera in five acts
(concert performance)
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
10
July
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in four acts
Mariinsky II
19:00
ballet in three acts
Featuring Danila Korsuntsev
11
July
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in three acts
Mariinsky II
19:00
Japanese tragedy in three acts
Featuring Oksana Dyka and Nazhmiddin Mavlyanov
Concert Hall
19:00
opera in two acts
12
July
Sunday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Japanese tragedy in three acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
ballet in three acts with an epilogue
13
July
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
ballet in three acts with an epilogue
14
July
Tuesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in two acts with a prologue
Featuring Oksana Dyka, Yevgeny Nikitin, Mikhail Petrenko
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts
15
July
Wednesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in four acts
Featuring Tatiana Serjan and Alexei Markov
16
July
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in a prologue and four acts
Featuring Albina Shagimuratova
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
17
July
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in a prologue and four acts
Featuring Albina Shagimuratova
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts
Featuring Diana Vishneva
18
July
Saturday
Mariinsky II
19:00
lyric drama in three acts and five scenes
Featuring Maria Guleghina and Marco Berti
Concert Hall
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Soloists: Alexandre Bouzlov (cello), Yekaterina Sergeyeva (mezzo-soprano), Alexander Timchenko (tenor)
Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
Conductor: Dmitry Liss
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
ballet in two acts
19
July
Sunday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in three acts (six scenes)
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in four acts
Featuring Ekaterina Semenchuk
Concert Hall
20:00
20
July
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in three acts
Concert Hall
19:00
21
July
Tuesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in three acts
Featuring Maria Guleghina and Gevorg Hakobyan
22
July
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in five acts
Mariinsky II
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Featuring Danila Korsuntsev
Concert Hall
19:00
23
July
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in a prologue and four acts
Mariinsky II
19:00
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
24
July
Friday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in four acts
(new stage version of the 2007 production)
Featuring Alexandrs Antonenko, Alexei Markov, Mikhail Petrenko
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
ballet in three acts
25
July
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
lyric opera in three acts, seven scenes
Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts with a prologue and epilogue
Featuring Alina Somova and Yevgeny Ivanchenko
26
July
Sunday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in three acts (six scenes)
Featuring Ulyana Lopatkina and Danila Korsuntsev
Mariinsky II
19:00
PREMIERE
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
opera in three acts
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert Hall
19:00
Close of the XXIII Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
27
July
Monday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in three acts
28
July
Tuesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in three acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
choreographic poem in four acts with prologue and epilogue
29
July
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
one act opera
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts (thirteen scenes)
30
July
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
dramma giocoso in two acts
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts (thirteen scenes)
31
July
Friday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in four acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
one-act ballets
1
August
Saturday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera-buffa in two acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
ballet in three acts with an epilogue
2
August
Sunday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Close of the XXIII Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
lyric opera in three acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
Close of the XXIII Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
Marking 175 years since the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
ballet in three acts with an epilogue


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