concert for children
Narrator: Andrei Noskov
opera by Catterino Cavos
The Mariinsky Theatre's website has published its additional repertoire for late September and early October. New titles include the operas L'elisir d'amore and La Bohème and the ballets Don Quixote, Le Corsaire and Cinderella in addition to a concert by the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Balletomanes will be delighted to see Diana Vishneva as Carmen in the acclaimed ballet by Alberto Alonso, while opera fans may look forward to seeing Ekaterina Semenchuk in Saint-Saëns' masterpiece Samson et Dalila (concert performance)
Until 29 September, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will be hosting an exhibition of works presented at the second stage of a competition to produce a design for a monument to Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Between 10.00 and 16.00 on 28 September it will be possible for members of the public to familiarise themselves with sketches for the monument, which is to be installed on the square in front of the Concert Hall. Admission is free
From 19 to 22 September, Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will be presenting a series of concerts in Italy and Switzerland. Over the course of four days, the ensemble will appear in Rimini, Merano, Lugano and Basel. On the eve of the tour with the St Petersburg orchestra, Valery Gergiev will be conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker, while after the tour he will present a series of concerts with the Münchner Philharmoniker