20.01.2017
From 21 to 29 January Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will be performing on tour in cities in Spain, and on 30 and 31 January they will be in Budapest (Hungary) and Belbrade (Serbia)

From 21 to 29 January Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will be performing on tour in cities in Spain, and on 30 and 31 January they will be in Budapest (Hungary) and Belbrade (Serbia).

On 21 January the tour opens with a performance at the Palau de la Musica José Iturbi in Valencia. The programme includes Olivier Messiaen's four symphonic meditations L'Ascension, Dmitry Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No 27. The soloist will be Varvara Nepomnyashchaya (piano).

On 23 January at the Euskalduna Concert Hall (Bilbao) there will be a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem under Valery Gergiev with soloists Tatiana Serjan (soprano), Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano), Otar Jorjikia (tenor), Vladimir Feliauer (bass), the Orfeón Pamplonés chorus and the Mariinsky Orchestra.

On 24 January the Mariinsky Orchestra under will appear at the BALUARTE Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio de Navarra (Pamplona). There there will be a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Violin Concerto No 3 and Pablo de Sarasate's Introduction et Tarantelle featuring American violinist and prize-winner at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition Eric Silberger, as well as Symphony No 2 by Gustav Mahler with soloists Irina Churilova (soprano) and Yulia Matochkina (mezzo-soprano) and the Orfeón Pamplonés chorus.

On 26 January the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev will appear in the Spanish capital. At the Auditorio Nacional de Música there will be a programme of works by Russian composers: the suite from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini and Symphonic Dances and Anatoly Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake. The soloist will be Sergei Redkin (piano), prize-winner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Then the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev will give three performances at the L'Auditori concert hall (Barcelona). On 27 January the programme includes the introduction to the opera Lohengrin and Act III of the opera Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No 1 (soloist – George Li, prize-winner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition) and the final scene of Richard Strauss' opera Salome. The vocal roles will be performed by Eva-Maria Westbroek (soprano), Yulia Matochkina (mezzo-soprano), Mikhail Vekua (tenor), Dmitry Voropaev (tenor), Alexander Nikitin (baritone), Yevgeny Nikitin (bass-baritone) and Yuri Vorobiev (bass). On 28 and 29 January the Mariinsky Orchestra and the Orquesta Nacional de Cataluña will come together under Valery Gergiev to perform Dmitry Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony.

The final concert of the Spanish tour will take place on 29 January at the concert hall of the Palau de Congressos in Girona. The concert programme will be a repeat of the performance in Madrid. The solo in Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini will be performed by Sergei Redkin.

After the Spanish tour the Mariinsky Orchestra will depart for Hungary, where on 30 January it will present a concert at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall (Palace of Arts, Budapest), and then to Serbia, where on 31 January it will appear at the Sava Centar Concert Hall (Belgrade).

18.01.2017

On 18 January at the Prokofiev Hall (Mariinsky-II) soloists of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers directed by Larisa Gergieva will present the premiere of Leonid Klinichev's one-act opera Zinaida, which is dedicated to Zinaida Gippius. This work concludes the composer's triptych about great Russian poets. Stage director Alexei Stepanyuk has been working on the production

On 18 January at the Prokofiev Hall (Mariinsky-II) soloists of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers directed by Larisa Gergieva will present the premiere of Leonid Klinichev's one-act opera Zinaida, which is dedicated to Zinaida Gippius. This work concludes the composer's triptych about great Russian poets. Stage director Alexei Stepanyuk has been working on the production.

The lead roles in the premiere performance will be performed by Gelena Gaskarova (Zinaida Gippius), Ilya Selivanov (Dmitry Merezhkovsky) and Grigory Chernetsov (Dmitry Filosofov). Piano – Vasily Popov.

"The idea of depicting great Russian women in opera arose thanks to Larisa Gergieva, Director of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. Thus appeared the mono-operas Anna and Marina, which are dedicated to Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva, and the one-act opera Zinaida, which is dedicated to Zinaida Gippius, an incredible poetess, a trend-setter and an amazing and unique woman," Leonid Klinichev commented.

17.01.2017

The Mariinsky Theatre will pay its respects to opera company bass-baritone soloist Edward Tsanga with a concert dedication. Upcoming opera performances will also be dedicated to the memory of Edward Tsanga – performances in which he was due to take part

The Mariinsky Theatre will pay its respects to opera company bass-baritone soloist Edward Tsanga with a concert dedication. On 30 January at 19.00 the Concert Hall will host a performance by the singer's friends and colleagues – soloists of the Mariinsky Opera and the Academy of Young Opera Singers, as well as the Mariinsky Orchestra. Programme TBA.

Upcoming opera performances will also be dedicated to the memory of Edward Tsanga – performances in which he was due to take part, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (26 January), Kirill Molchanov's The Dawns Here Are Quiet (27 January) and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden (28 January).

15.01.2017

The Mariinsky Theatre is saddened to announce the unexpected death on 14 January at the age of thirty-eight of bass-baritone Edward Nikolaevich Tsanga, Mariinsky Opera soloist and Honoured Artist of the Republic of Komi. On 18 January we bid farewell to the performer

The Mariinsky Theatre is saddened to announce the unexpected death on 14 January at the age of thirty-eight of bass-baritone Edward Nikolaevich Tsanga, Mariinsky Opera soloist and Honoured Artist of the Republic of Komi.

A prize-winner and diploma-recipient at numerous music competitions including Plácido Domingo's international competition Operalia and the Elena Obraztsova International Competition, Edward Tsanga studied music at the Nizhny-Novgorod State Glinka Conservatoire (class of Professor Sedov). In 2000 he was invited to join the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers directed by Larisa Gergieva, and in 2008 he joined the Mariinsky Opera.

The singer's repertoire included over thirty major roles, and he featured in world premieres of Rodion Shchedrin's opuses The Lefthander and A Christmas Tale.

Together with the Mariinsky Opera, Edward Tsanga toured to London, Paris and cities in Finland, South Korea, Japan and Germany. He performed the role of Leandro in a production of Prokofiev's opera The Love for Three Oranges at the Teatro Real (Madrid) as well as in Aix-en-Provence (France) and Luxembourg.

The Mariinsky Theatre sends its deepest sympathies to Edward Tsanga's family and friends. We mourn together with you all.

On 30 January there will be a concert in memory of the singer at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre.

On 18 January we bid farewell to the performer. The civil funeral begins at 10:00 in the Dress Circle Foyer of the Mariinsky Theatre (historic building). The funeral service will take place at 13:00 at St Nicholas' Naval Cathedral (1/3 Nikolskaya Sq). The burial ceremony will take place after the funeral service, at Volkovo Cemetery (3 Rasstanny Proezd).

13.01.2017

On 13 January at the Concert Hall soloists of the Mariinsky Opera and the Academy of Young Opera Singers will present Georges Bizet's opera Les Pêcheurs de perles (in concert).

On 13 January at the Concert Hall soloists of the Mariinsky Opera and the Academy of Young Opera Singers will present Georges Bizet's opera Les Pêcheurs de perles (in concert). The evening opens the subscription French Romantics.

The lead roles will be performed by Dmitry Voropaev (Nadir), Yaroslav Petryanik (Zurga), Olga Pudova (Leïla) and Pavel Shmulevich (Nourabad). The Mariinsky Orchestra will be conducted by Mikhail Sinkevich.

"We are presenting a new subscription which features popular titles as well as rarely performed works. The opera that opens the subscription is popular throughout the world, and many opera houses have it in their repertoires. In addition to its beauty, refinement and passions, it is attractive for vocalists through its incredible ease of performance," said Larisa Gergieva, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers.

The premiere of Georges Bizet's opera Les Pêcheurs de perles took place in 1863 in Paris and met with a cool reception from the critics. Following the composer's death there came productions at theatres in Europe, America and Russia. Recent production premieres include versions at the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, the Tatar Academic Musa Cälil Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Moscow Kolobov New Opera Theatre and the St Petersburg Chamber Opera Company. Highlights of Les Pêcheurs de perles are also frequently included in concert programmes.

The French Romantics subscription also includes the operas Cendrillon by Jules Massenet (11 February) and Le Roi d'Ys by Édouard Lalo (13 May).

10.01.2017

The first concert series of the new year by the Münchner Philharmoniker under Valery Gergiev will take place in Munich and Dortmund from 11 to 15 January

The first concert series of the new year by the Münchner Philharmoniker under Valery Gergiev will take place in Munich and Dortmund from 11 to 15 January.

On 11 January (Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich) and 13 January (Konzerthaus, Dortmund) the programme will feature Claude Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, highlights from Hector Berlioz' symphonie dramatique Roméo et Juliette and Ludwig van Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.

On 12 and 15 January at the Philharmonie im Gasteig Valery Gergiev and the Münchner Philharmoniker will present the world premiere of Vladimir Tarnopolsky's work Blue Sift. This new piece, commissioned by the Bavarian orchestra, is dedicated to maestro Gergiev and the Münchner Philharmoniker. There will also be a performance of highlights from Hector Berlioz' symphonie dramatique Roméo et Juliette and Ludwig van Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.

The next joint appearances by Valery Gergiev and the Münchner Philharmoniker will run from 14 to 21 February. The series will begin with three concerts at the ensemble's home venue and continue with a European tour: on 17 February in Luxembourg (Luxembourg Philharmonie), on 19 February in Cologne (Kölner Philharmonie), on 20 February in Frankfurt am Main (Alte Oper) and on 21 February in Paris (Philharmonie de Paris). The programme includes Sergei Rachmaninoff's Second and Third Piano Concerti (soloist – Daniil Trifonov), Claude Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Gustav Mahler's First Symphony (Titan).

30.12.2016

This unique musical gift on New Year's Eve will be presented to the public by both established performers and the next generation of pianists – Nicholas Angelich, Mira Yevtich, Piers Lane, Pavel Raikerus, Abisal Gergiev, Andrei Gugnin, Arseny Mun, Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev and Ilya Papoyan

On 31 December at 12.00 at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre there will be a New Year Concert featuring participants of the XI International Piano Festival.
This unique musical gift on New Year's Eve will be presented to the public by both established performers and the next generation of pianists – Nicholas Angelich, Mira Yevtich, Piers Lane, Pavel Raikerus, Abisal Gergiev, Andrei Gugnin, Arseny Mun, Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev and Ilya Papoyan.

The programme will include works by Frédéric Chopin (Two Nocturnes, Études in A flat major and C minor, Nocturne in F major No 1, Nocturne in F sharp major No 2 and Polonaise in A flat major), Franz Liszt (Petrarch Sonnet 104 from the second volume of the cycle Années de pèlerinage, Étude in F minor from the cycle Études d'exécution transcendante and Hungarian Rhapsody No 2), Johannes Brahms (Intermezzo in E flat major and Intermezzo in B flat minor), Claude Debussy (Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest, La Fille aux cheveux de lin, La Danse de Puck and Feux d'artifice) as well as piano works from the cycles Op No 5, 75 and 85 by Jean Sibelius and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Moment musical in B minor.

27.12.2016
On 29 December at 20.00 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow there will be a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem by soloists Tatiana Serjan, Yulia Matochkina, Najmiddin Mavlyanov, Ildar Abdrazakov, the Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus, the Chorus of the Student Popov Academy of Choral Art and the State Academic Kozhevnikov Chorus of the Moscow Region. Valery Gergiev will be conducting

On 29 December at 20:00 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow there will be a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem by soloists Tatiana Serjan (soprano), Yulia Matochkina (mezzo-soprano), Najmiddin Mavlyanov (tenor), Ildar Abdrazakov (bass), the Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus, the Student Chorus of the Popov Academy of Choral Art and the State Academic Kozhevnikov Chorus of the Moscow Region. Valery Gergiev will be conducting.

The concert is being dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Tupolev-154 air disaster over the Black Sea. The victims of the Tupolev-154 air crash included principal military conductor Valery Khalilov, artistes of the Russian Army's Academic Alexandrov Song and Dance Ensemble, head of the Department of Culture of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation Anton Gubankov and advisor to the Department Oxana Badrutdinova – colleagues and friends who for many years have been involved in artistic projects of Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre including the annual Moscow Easter Festival.

25.12.2016

On 25 and 26 December, in a continuation of the intense programme of the XI International Piano Festival at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre there will be performances by the outstanding young South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho

On 25 and 26 December, in a continuation of the intense programme of the XI International Piano Festival at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre there will be performances by the outstanding young South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho.

On 25 December (20.00) the musician will present a recital. She will perform Alban Berg's Sonata in B minor, Franz Schubert's Sonata No 19 in C minor and Frédéric Chopin's Four Ballades.

On 26 December (19.00) Seong-Jin Cho and the Mariinsky Orchestra will perform under Valery Gergiev. The programme includes Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite Schéhérazade and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto 

Seong-Jin Cho has been a prize-winner at several prestigious international competitions: in 2008 he took 1st prize at the VI International Frédéric Chopin Young Pianists' Competition in Moscow, in 2009 he took 1st prize and the Special Prize for his performance of a work by a Japanese composer at the VII International Piano Competition in Hamamatsu (Japan), the youngest winner in the competition's history, in 2011 he took 3rd prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (Russia) and in 2015 he won the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

22.12.2016

On 22, 23 and 25 December as part of the XI International Piano Festival at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre Daniil Trifonov and the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev will perform all of Sergei Rachmaninoff's piano concerti

On 22, 23 and 25 December as part of the XI International Piano Festival at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre Daniil Trifonov and the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev will perform all of Sergei Rachmaninoff's piano concerti.

The programme for the evening on 22 December includes the First and Fourth Piano Concerti (20.00). On 23 December there will be a performance of the Second Piano Concerto and Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (20.00). On 25 December the performance will include Symphonic Dances and the Third Piano Concerto (13.00).

Winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Trifonov is one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Orchestras with which the musician collaborates include the greatest ensembles of the world, and future performances in coming years will take him to major venues in Europe, America and Asia. In the 2016-17 season works by Sergei Rachmaninoff are widely represented in Daniil Trifonov's repertoire. Immediately after the festival, in St Petersburg the pianist will appear in a series of concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, to which he has been invited to be the soloist in the Third Piano Concerto. In February 2017 he will perform the Fourth Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and then he will be appearing in concerts with the Mariinsky Orchestra and the Münchner Philharmoniker under Valery Gergiev in Germany. Sergei Rachmaninoff's piano concerti will also be performed by Daniil Trifonov in Australia with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.

In August 2015 Daniil Trifonov and Deutsche Grammophon released a disc of variations by Sergei Rachmaninoff with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin which received rave reviews and was nominated for a Grammy award.

Recent projects of the Mariinsky Theatre and Valery Gergiev have been dedicated to the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff. In December 2015 works by the composer comprised the programme of the VIII music festival To Mstislav Rostropovich, while in February 2016 in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk the Rachmaninoff Festival took place. During the two-day piano marathon in both cities there were performances of all of Sergei Rachmaninoff's piano concerti and the Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini by prize-winners of the International Tchaikovsky Competition as well as participants of the Mariinsky International Piano Festival.

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