In the 2011–2012 season at the Mariinsky Theatre and the Concert Hall audiences will be presented with a huge variety of interesting concert programmes, opera and ballet premieres, performances by acclaimed ballet and opera stars and symphony and chamber music.
21 and 23 July will see the final premiere of the season at the Stars of the White Nights festival. The Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will be presenting Benjamin Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on William Shakespeare’s comedy.
On 21 July one of the lead roles – the simple Bottom – will be performed by the outstanding British singer Sir Willard White and Valery Gergiev will be conducting.
BP and the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg’s renowned opera and ballet company, today announced a joint programme that will give music lovers in the United Kingdom the chance to experience the very best of Russian opera, ballet and classical music. BP will provide support for the Mariinsky Opera, Ballet and Orchestra tours to the UK in the three years to 2013.