Ballets by Marius Petipa, August Bournonville, George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, Angelin Preljocaj and Alexei Ratmansky performed by stars of the Mariinsky Theatre, the Bolshoi Theatre, London’s Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, the Wiener Staatsoper, Het Nationale Ballet and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne
On 11 January the Mariinsky Theatre will be presenting the ballet La Bayadère with Diana Vishneva, Anastasia Kolegova and Yevgeny Ivanchenko to mark one century since the birth of the outstanding dancer Semyon Kaplan
On 26 and 27 December and 24 January the Mariinsky Theatre will be presenting Jacques Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann – the first opera premiere of the season; Valery Gergiev will be conducting the production, directed by Vasily Barkhatov and designed by Zinovy Margolin with costumes by Maria Danilova
During the marathon of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s symphonies between 28 and 30 October, Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra presented the XIV Tchaikovsky Competition prize-winners at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
On 19, 20 and 21 October as part of the Year of Russia and Italy the Mariinsky Theatre will be hosting a tour by the oldest theatre in Europe: two hundred and fifty people from the orchestra, chorus, opera company, stage staff and acrobats have arrived from Naples to give two performances of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera I pagliacci (staged by Daniele Finzi Pasca) as well as a gala concert.