For composer Rodion Shchedrin's visit to St Petersburg, at the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev has prepared a celebration of his music: the playbill features an entire block dedicated to the maestro's theatrical opuses. The series of events opens on 18 April. Together with the audience, the composer will hear his symphonic tale The Adventures of a Monkey after Zoshchenko, the premiere of which was presented by Valery Gergiev at the theatre's Concert Hall last autumn. As before, the role of the Narrator is to be performed by Polina Malikova-Tolstun, an actress of the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre. Performed the same evening as this recent opus, the concert programme also includes highlights from the ballet Konyok-Gorbunok (The Little Humpbacked Horse)
It is hereby announced that due to an injury suffered by the performer, the recital by Albina Shagimuratova scheduled to take place on 30 April has been postponed. The new concert date will be announced later. Tickets already purchased remain valid
Tomorrow evening, 7 April, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will host the opening of the combined flute and harp music festival Virtuosi of the Flute & Northern Lyre. The initiative for holding this festival belongs to Mariinsky Theatre musicians Denis Lupachev and Sofia Kiprskaya; both these spotlight festivals first appeared five years ago and have been held each spring independently of one another. This year, the festival will feature the participation of solo performers and representatives of Russia's leading orchestras
Recently there has been an increase in cases where on entry to the theatre tickets have been presented with the date altered or the price missing. Please note that in accordance with Federal Law No 193 dated 18 July 2019 and Point 3.16 of the Rules for ticket sales by the Federal State Budgetary Cultural Institution "The State Academic Mariinsky Theatre", any ticket to which any alterations have been made (including the concealment of any information upon the ticket) will be considered invalid. The theatre management reserves the right to refuse admission to those presenting such tickets without refunding their cost. This regulation also affects e-tickets.