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19.10.2021

Today, 19 October, the Mariinsky Theatre is inviting all fans of classical dance to celebrate World Ballet Day together, with a marathon of live broadcasts that is hosted on an annual basis by opera houses throughout the world. Online events have been planned via the Mariinsky Theatre’s accounts on YouTube, VKontakte and Facebook

Today, 19 October, the Mariinsky Theatre is inviting all fans of classical dance to celebrate World Ballet Day together, with a marathon of live broadcasts that is hosted on an annual basis by opera houses throughout the world. Online events have been planned via the Mariinsky Theatre’s accounts on YouTube, VKontakte and Facebook.

At 10.00 Moscow Time, teacher and coach Yana Selina will conduct a class with dancers on-stage at the historic theatre. All viewers, wherever they may be located, can join the Mariinsky Ballet for an hour; the broadcast will run for just over sixty minutes. The pianist for the class is Gennady Merkulov.

From 17.00 to 18.30 a public talk has been scheduled with young dancers of the Mariinsky Ballet to discuss the future of dance; among those participating are: Maria Khoreva, Maria Ilyushkina, May Nagahisa, Maria Bulanova, Camilla Mazzi, Viktor Kaishet, Roman Malyshev and Vsevolod Mayevsky. The moderator of the forum is Yuri Fateyev, Acting Director of the Mariinsky Ballet. The soloists will answer questions asked by the audience comprising students of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet and the Boris Eifman Academy of Dance. The meeting will be held in Russian with translation into English.

World Ballet Day will conclude with a performance of highlights from the most striking ballet events of the past summer; this will take place from 19.00 to 21.00. The gala programme includes pieces from the galas of Viktoria Tereshkina, Ekaterina Kondaurova and Kimin Kim in addition to a performance by Diana Vishneva at an evening honouring Lyudmila Kovaleva. Viewers who tune in to the broadcast at 19.00 precisely will have a chance to see backstage at the theatre and observe elements of preparations for the premiere of the ballet La Fille du pharaon at the Mariinsky Theatre.

Major ballet companies have commemorated World Ballet Day one day in October since 2014, presenting live broadcasts of classes and rehearsals and showing highlights from performances and interviews with dancers. The first such event took place seven years ago at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The initiative has subsequently been taken up by the Bolshoi Theatre, the Australian Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and the Swedish Royal Ballet among other companies. The Mariinsky Theatre first joined this international project last year.

16.10.2021

Dear Friends,
The Mariinsky Theatre has announced the playbill for the first half of November. Next month will see the first major premiere of the season – on 10 November at the Mariinsky-II there will be a performance of Hector Berlioz' opera Benvenuto Cellini staged by Alexei Frandetti, a recipient of Russia's Golden Mask theatre prize. Frandetti's version has been inspired by the era of Italian neo-realism in cinema – particularly the films of Federico Fellini. The sets have been designed by Vyacheslav Okunev and the costumes by Viktoria Sevryukova

Dear Friends,
The Mariinsky Theatre has announced the playbill for the first half of November. Next month will see the first major premiere of the season – on 10 November at the Mariinsky-II there will be a performance of Hector Berlioz' opera Benvenuto Cellini staged by Alexei Frandetti, a recipient of Russia's Golden Mask theatre prize. Frandetti's version has been inspired by the era of Italian neo-realism in cinema – particularly the films of Federico Fellini. The sets have been designed by Vyacheslav Okunev and the costumes by Viktoria Sevryukova.

Aficionados of historical Russian opera will have the opportunity to see Mazepa (the orchestra to be conducted by Valery Gergiev) and Prince Igor, while fans of Italian verismo may look forward to Tosca and Madama Butterfly. In addition to works by Verdi – Simon Boccanegra and Aida – the playbill features the "lighter" L'elisir d'amore by Donizetti and The Love for Three Oranges by Prokofiev as well as Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte. Audiences will also see Dvořák's Rusalka and a recently-revived production of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann with Sergei Skorokhodov in the title role.

The playbill for ballet includes the classical Giselle and Le Corsaire, in addition to a series of performances of The Stone Flower (including postponed performances). Le Sacre du printemps will share an evening programme at the historic theatre along with Schéhérazade, where Viktoria Tereshkina and Kimin Kim will be appearing together. Not to be missed are Ilya Zhivoi's staging of The Seasons and Vladimir Varnava's Daphnis et Chloé.

In November, the Mariinsky Theatre has planned performances of audience-favourite The Seasons not just at the new theatre, but also at the Concert Hall: a series of Vivaldi's violin concerti are to be performed by the orchestra's soloists. For lovers of mass orchestral and choral opuses there is Orff's Carmina Burana, while for very young audiences there will be The Tale of Tsar Berendey with Sergei Barkovsky in the role of the Narrator. It should also be noted that the premiere of Alexei Pozin's opera for children Soldiers' Tales has been postponed until 21 November.

15.10.2021

The Mariinsky Orchestra is setting out on a four-day tour of Europe. On 16 and 17 October the orchestra will be performing in Munich. Here, for the first time, it will be appearing at the recently-opened Isarphilharmonie concert hall which this season became the new home of the Münchner Philharmoniker

The Mariinsky Orchestra is setting out on a four-day tour of Europe. On 16 and 17 October the orchestra will be performing in Munich. Here, for the first time, it will be appearing at the recently-opened Isarphilharmonie concert hall which this season became the new home of the Münchner Philharmoniker.

The orchestra's performances here will conclude with a van Beethoven cycle by conductor Valery Gergiev and pianist Daniil Trifonov: at this venue, with the hall's resident ensemble, they have already performed van Beethoven's First, Third and Fourth Piano Concerti, while together with the Mariinsky Orchestra they will be presenting the Second and Fifth Concerti. Valery Gergiev has also included Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird and Le Sacre du printemps in the symphony music evenings' programmes.

The orchestra will present a further two concerts in Switzerland on 18 and 19 October. At Victoria Hall in Geneva the musicians will be performing a Franco-Russian programme: Valery Gergiev will conduct a performance of Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique and Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; there will also be a performance of Rachmaninoff's Fourth Piano Concerto with Daniil Trifonov as the soloist. The tour is to conclude with a concert at the Rosey Hall, which opened in 2014 on the campus grounds of the Institut Le Rosey in Rolle. The evening programme is to feature Mendelssohn's Symphonie italienne and Schubert's Ninth Symphony.

12.10.2021

October 20–31, 2021
The International Organ Festival is being held at the Mariinsky Theatre for the ninth time. Musicians from Russia, Germany, France, Poland and Austria are to present rich and varied organ music programmes, encompassing repertoire from the Baroque to the present day

October 20–31, 2021
The International Organ Festival is being held at the Mariinsky Theatre for the ninth time. Musicians from Russia, Germany, France, Poland and Austria are to present rich and varied organ music programmes, encompassing repertoire from the Baroque to the present day.

The festival is to be opened by Thierry Escaich a regular visitor to organ music concerts and festivals at the Mariinsky Theatre. For the solo part of his concert there will be works by Bach, Brahms, Reger and Franck, as well as a fantasia on a chorale theme which the musician will be improvising. Accompanied by the Mariinsky Orchestra, Escaich will be presenting Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie concertante – this is being performed at the Concert Hall for the first time.

The concert programme of Marina Väisä, aimed at a young audience, includes works for organ and transcriptions of popular classics – this concert presents a unique opportunity to familiarise oneself with the sound of the organ for the first time.

Making his debut at the festival is Martin Sander, a prize-winner at numerous competitions and an acclaimed specialist in the German organ repertoire. Sander will be performing works by Bach Vater and Bach Sohn in a dialogue with “tributes” to Bach from the 19th century. Adding to this dialogue will be organ transcriptions of works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Wagner, thus presenting familiar music in new timbres and colours. Lilia Yakusheva will also be making her first appearance at the festival. Her programme features music by composers of the German and French schools of the 18th-19th centuries.

The three final festival concerts are set to include prize-winners of the Grand Prix de Chartres competition – Daria Burlak, Johannes Zeinler and Karol Mossakowski. The Grand Prix de Chartres is one of the world’s most prestigious organ competitions, victory at which opens up the path to an international performing career for the musicians. The Mariinsky Theatre’s festival and subscription series concerts regularly feature prize-winners from that competition of recent years.

Daria Burlak, a prize-winner at the 2018 competition, has compiled a programme of music by exclusively French composers: her own transcriptions of orchestral works by Ravel and Debussy sit alongside exotic miniatures and monumental frescoes on a symphonic scale by Charles Tournemire and Marcel Dupré. Johannes Zeinler, the first Austrian prize-winner at the Chartres competition (2018), is to perform opuses by Bach and Mozart, though he will also be tackling the French repertoire – Baroque pieces by Nicolas de Grigny and the Tenth Organ Symphony – the last – by Charles-Marie Widor. For the conclusion of the festival, on one evening Karol Mossakowski, a prize-winner at Chartres in 2016, will be presenting Six Organ Sonatas by Felix Mendelssohn, who was an outstanding performer as well as a composer who laid the foundations for the German Romantic organ school.

24.09.2021

Dear Guests, please note the following amendments to the playbill: Anna Netrebko's anniversary concert has been moved from 1 October to Tuesday 5 October at 20.00. Tickets remain valid.

On Friday 1 October at 19.30, for concert-goers at the Mariinsky II Denis Matsuev accompanied by the Mariinsky Orchestra will be appearing under the baton of Valery Gergiev. The programme includes Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto and Anton Bruckner's Eighth  Symphony.

The management apologises for any inconvenience caused. For all questions concerning the confirmation of dates and refunds, please contact the information service on +7 812 326 41 41 or e-mail your enquiry to tickets@mariinsky.ru.

Dear Guests, please note the following amendments to the playbill: Anna Netrebko's anniversary concert has been moved from 1 October to Tuesday 5 October at 20.00. Tickets remain valid.

On Friday 1 October at 19.30, for concert-goers at the Mariinsky II Denis Matsuev accompanied by the Mariinsky Orchestra will be appearing under the baton of Valery Gergiev. The programme includes Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto and Anton Bruckner's Eighth  Symphony.

The management apologises for any inconvenience caused. For all questions concerning the confirmation of dates and refunds, please contact the information service on +7 812 326 41 41 or e-mail your enquiry to tickets@mariinsky.ru.

18.09.2021

Today marks the birthday of Anna Netrebko, People’s Artist of Russia, star of world opera, prima donna, diva and pride of the Mariinsky Theatre. We would like to invite all lovers of opera to Anna Netrebko’s celebratory evening, to be held at the Mariinsky-II on 1 October

Today marks the birthday of Anna Netrebko, People’s Artist of Russia, star of world opera, prima donna, diva and pride of the Mariinsky Theatre. the singer is celebrating her birthday amid great pomp at the Kremlin Palace. For her home company at the Mariinsky Theatre and St Petersburg audiences she has conceived a special evening: here the performer promises to appear with her beloved Maestro Gergiev and sing her favourite arias. Today, in the foyer of the new theatre, there opens an exhibition of photographs and costumes from productions in which Anna has appeared since 1994, when she made her first appearance at the Mariinsky Theatre as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. We would like to invite all lovers of opera to Anna Netrebko’s celebratory evening, to be held at the Mariinsky-II on 1 October.

10.09.2021

Dear Patrons,
We regret to announce that today's scheduled performance by pianist Boris Berezovsky at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre has been cancelled due to the musician being ill. We sincerely apologise for this unforeseen cancellation and would like to offer several alternatives:
– Retain tickets and await the announcement of a revised concert date;
– Attend a concert by Philipp Kopachevsky, who will be performing today instead of Boris Berezovsky. The programme includes works by Edvard Grieg, Maurice Ravel and Frédéric Chopin;
– Arrange for the return of tickets via the theatre's box-offices or by e-mail using the address tickets@mariinsky.ru. Please click here for the returns procedure.
Hotline: +7-812-3264141

Dear Patrons,
We regret to announce that today's scheduled performance by pianist Boris Berezovsky at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre has been cancelled due to the musician being ill. We sincerely apologise for this unforeseen cancellation and would like to offer several alternatives:
– Retain tickets and await the announcement of a revised concert date;
– Attend a concert by Philipp Kopachevsky, who will be performing today instead of Boris Berezovsky. The programme includes works by Edvard Grieg, Maurice Ravel and Frédéric Chopin;
– Arrange for the return of tickets via the theatre's box-offices or by e-mail using the address tickets@mariinsky.ru. Please click here for the returns procedure.

Hotline: +7-812-3264141

09.09.2021

Premieres, tours and the first events
Following the summer break, the Mariinsky Theatre today opens its doors to the public. At the Mariinsky-II on 8 and 9 September there will be performances of recent premieres – Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans and Wagner's Tannhäuser, to be conducted by Valery Gergiev. On those dates the Concert Hall will be hosting performances of Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro and a concert by the Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Theatre headed Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici. The historic Mariinsky Theatre opens on 23 September with ballets by Michel Fokine

Premieres, tours and the first events
Following the summer break, the Mariinsky Theatre today opens its doors to the public. At the Mariinsky-II on 8 and 9 September there will be performances of recent premieres – Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans and Wagner's Tannhäuser, to be conducted by Valery Gergiev. On those dates the Concert Hall will be hosting performances of Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro and a concert by the Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Theatre headed Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici. The historic Mariinsky Theatre opens on 23 September with ballets by Michel Fokine.

September at the Mariinsky Theatre affords the opportunity to see all of the opera premieres of the 238th season: in addition to The Maid of Orleans and Tannhäuser there will be Die Fledermaus by Strauss, Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni, Lakmé by Delibes and Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Offenbach. In late September there will be two performances of a new multi-genre production based on works by Stravinsky, staged for the new theatre by choreographer Maxim Petrov – Renard. Mavra. La Baiser de la fée.

The Mariinsky Theatre also promises to be the first Russian theatre to stage Alberto Franchetti's opera Cristoforo Colombo in its entirety (a great part of this opus was already heard at the Stars of the White Nights festival this summer). There will also be appearances by European opera stars – soprano Elena Pankratova and tenor Andreas Schager, who are to appear in the Mariinsky Theatre's production of Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss. On 29 September there will be a recital by pianist Daniil Trifonov, while on 1 October there is to be a gala concert to mark Anna Netrebko's jubilee.

The first festival event of the 239th season will be the IХ International Organ Festival Mariinsky, to run from 20 to 31 October. At the Concert Hall there will be performances by musicians from France, Germany, Austria and Russia. Over the course of the year, all of the Mariinsky Theatre's traditional festivals are set to take place: piano, ballet and harp and flute, as well as the anniversary XXX Stars of the White Nights music festival.

The Mariinsky's plans for the new theatre season include a production of Berlioz' opera Benvenuto Cellini (to be directed by Alexei Frandetti, premiere in November), Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda, Giacomo Meyerbeyer's Les Huguenots and Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. The most eagerly anticipated ballet premiere is La Fille du pharaon based on motifs of the 1862 production by Marius Petipa. Alexei Ratmansky is supervising the reconstruction of the choreography, while the sets and costumes are being created by Robert Perdziola.

Starting with the new season, the Mariinsky Theatre has joined the Map of Pushkin social programme for school pupils and students. Productions that feature in the programme depict a self-portrait of Pushkin on the theatre's website and are available to attend at a special tariff. The Mariinsky Theatre's A Lesson in Theatre programme for school-pupils is being revived. Due to coronavirus restrictions this will be presented in a slightly reduced format: instead of a theatre excursion there will be a teaching session and a film in school, with obligatory attendance of a performance.

The start of the new season was heralded by a summer tour of Mariinsky Theatre musicians to Switzerland, Italy and France, as well as concerts at the "Zaryadye" hall in Moscow. On 10 September under Valery Gergiev the orchestra will depart on a tour of Europe, to include Bulgaria, Italy, The Netherlands and France.

06.08.2021

Dear Patrons, please note the changes in the working hours for box-offices from July 30 to September 7, 2021

Dear Patrons,
please note the changes in the working hours for box-offices from July 30 to September 7, 2021.

The Mariinsky Theatre main stage box-offices are closed from August 23 to September 19.
From September 20 the box-offices return back to regular working hours.

The Mariinsky II box-offices are closed from August 6 to August 26.
Summer working hours for the period from August 27 to September 7:
Everyday from 11.00 to 18.00, closed from 14.00 to 15.00.
From September 8 the box-offices return back to regular working hours.

The Concert Hall box-office is closed from July 30 to September 7.
From September 8 the box-office returns back to regular working hours.

The Mariinsky Theatre box-office at Bolshoi Gostiny Dvor (corner of the Nevskaya and Perinnaya Lines, mezzanine level) is open from 11.00 to 19.00, closed from 14.30 to 16.00.

04.08.2021

Dear Patrons, the playbill for October has been announced. Tickets for those performances and concerts are now on sale. At the end of the month there will be the Mariinsky organ music festival, to feature leading European and Russian performers

Dear Patrons, the playbill for October has been announced. Tickets for those performances and concerts are now on sale.

In October, the Mariinsky Theatre's venues will be presenting the main opera premieres of last season: The Maid of Orleans, Tannhäuser, Lakmé and Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Choreographer Maxim Petrov's new work Le Baiser de la fée will be staged the same evening as Radu Poklitaru's Symphony in Three Movements.

Fans of Russian opera may look forward to Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila, Borodin's Prince Igor, Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko and Tchaikovsky's Mazepa. the playbill also includes hits from the Italian repertoire: Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi's La traviata and Puccini's Tosca and La Bohème. Also awaiting audiences are performances of rarely performed works such as Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Prokofiev's Semyon Kotko and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Valery Gergiev will be conducting performances of Wagner's Tannhäuser and Lohengrin.

Legendary opera soloists and stage veterans Yuri Marusin, Nikolai Putilin, Mikhail Kit and Vladimir Vaneyev are rehearsing for a gala concert at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. Yuri Marusin will also be appearing in one of his finest roles — that of Canio in Pagliacci.

In October, the ballet Shurale will be returning to the Mariinsky Theatre. Alongside Giselle, La Sylphide and ballets by Michel Fokine, the repertoire for the month is to include works by our own young contemporaries: an evening of the one-act ballets Pierrot Lunaire, Seven Sonatas and Сoncerto DSCH as well as Anna Karenina by Alexei Ratmansky, Le Parc by Angelin Preljocaj and The Four Seasons by Ilya Zhivoi (with Viktoria Tereshkina and Vladimir Shklyarov in the lead roles).

The concert music playbill is to feature symphony and chamber programmes with violinist Nikita Borisoglebsky, cellist Alexander Ramm and pianist Anna Odintsova as well as the Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble. At the end of the month there will be the Mariinsky organ music festival, to feature leading European and Russian performers. This year, the festival's participants are to include Karol Mossakowski, Martin Zander, Johannes Zeinler, Daria Burlak and Lilia Yakusheva.

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