XXVI MUSIC FESTIVAL STARS OF THE WHITE NIGHTS
23 May – 29 July 2018

Artistic Director: Valery Gergiev

• Over 200 performances and concerts;
• Premieres of Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff staged by Andrea De Rosa and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride staged by Alexander Kuzin;
• St Petersburg premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s Balalaechka-Minorochka;
• Marking 200 years since the birth of Marius Petipa;
• A marathon of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies in the run-up to the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition;
• Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers;
• Parade of opera and ballet stars: Aida Garifullina, Maria Guleghina, Anna Netrebko, Tatiana Serjan, Elena Stikhina, Mlada Khudoley, Irina Churilova, Albina Shagimuratova, Olga Borodina, Yulia Matochkina, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Yekaterina Sergeyeva, Migran Agadzhanyan, Hovhannes Ayvazyan, Mikhail Vekua, Vladimir Galouzine, Najmiddin Mavlyanov, Sergei Skorokhodov, Sergei Semishkur, Gevorg Akopyan, Roman Burdenko, Plácido Domingo, Alexei Markov, Vladislav Sulimsky, Matthias Goerne, Yevgeny Nikitin, Mikhail Petrenko, Stanislav Trofimov, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Ekaterina Kondaurova, Daria Pavlenko, Oksana Skorik, Alina Somova, Viktoria Tereshkina, Timur Askerov, Yevgeny Ivanchenko, Kimin Kim, Igor Kolb, Danila Korsuntsev, Xander Parish, Vladimir Shklyarov, David Hallberg and many others;
Renowned instrumentalists: pianist Sergei Babayan, Guillaume Bellom, Christian Blackshaw, Rudolf Buchbinder, Alexei Volodin, Lucas Debargue, Peter Laul, George Li, Dmitry Masleev, Denis Matsuev, Sergei Redkin, Alexander Slobodianik-jr, Daniil Trifonov, Nobuyuki Tsujii; violinists Kristóf Baráti, Renaud Capuçon, Daniel Lozakovitj, Fumiaki Miura, Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici; violist Wilfried Strehle; cellists Narek Hakhnazaryan, István Várdai, Alexander Ramm, Jonathan Roseman; organist Thomas Ospitale and many others;
• First tour of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre Opera (Igor Stravinsky’s Mavra staged by Vyacheslav Starodubtsev) and Ballet.

23
May
Wednesday
Mariinsky II
20:00
PREMIERE
Opening of the XXVI Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
Under the aegis of the St Petersburg International Cultural Forum
opera in three acts

Conductor: Valery Gergiev

24
May
Thursday
Concert Hall
18:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts (six scenes)
Concert Hall
21:00
Marking one century since the death of Claude Debussy

Soloist: Renaud Capuçon (violin), Guillaume Bellom (piano), Sofia Kiprskaya (harp)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

25
May
Friday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Concert Hall
19:00

The Mariinsky Orchestra
Conductor: Alessandro Cadario

26
May
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
12:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts (six scenes)
Concert Hall
12:00
opera in two acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts (six scenes)

Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in three acts
27
May
Sunday
Concert Hall
14:00
Opening of the XI International Festival for Children with Limited Abilities Step Forward!
Mariinsky II
15:00
PREMIERE
Under the aegis of the St Petersburg International Cultural Forum
opera in three acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Mariinsky II
20:00
PREMIERE
Under the aegis of the St Petersburg International Cultural Forum
opera in three acts

Conductor: Valery Gergiev

28
May
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts (six scenes)

Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Mariinsky II
19:30
opera in three acts
29
May
Tuesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in two acts with a prologue
Concert Hall
19:00
opera in three acts

Featuring Sergei Semishkur and Sergei Shnurov

30
May
Wednesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
choreographic poem in four acts with prologue and epilogue
31
May
Thursday
Concert Hall
19:00

аn evening of organ music

Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
choreographic poem in four acts with prologue and epilogue
Mariinsky II
19:30
opera in four acts

Featuring Vladimir Galouzine and Vladislav Sulimsky

1
June
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and apotheosis

Featuring Alina Somova and Timur Askerov

Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky II
20:00
2
June
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Dedicated to the memory of Sergei Vikharev
ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and apotheosis

Featuring Nadezhda Batoeva and Philipp Stepin

Mariinsky II
19:30
opera in two acts

Conductor: Valery Gergiev

3
June
Sunday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and apotheosis

Featuring Alina Somova and Timur Askerov

Mariinsky II
20:00
opera in four acts and six scenes

Featuring Vladimir Galouzine, Yekaterina Solovyova and Irina Bogacheva
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Concert Hall
21:00
4
June
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in three acts, seven scenes (1950 Production)

Featuring Vladislav Sulimsky, Stanislav Trofimov and Sergei Semishkur

Concert Hall
19:00
opera in three acts (concert performance)

Featuring Albina Shagimuratova, Alexei Markov, Migran Agadzhanyan and Vladimir Feliauer
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

5
June
Tuesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts

Featuring Anastasia Matvienko and Vladimir Shklyarov

Concert Hall
19:00

Olga Volkova (violin), Yuri Afonkin (viola), Oleg Sendetsky (cello), Angela Contreras Reyes (double-basse), Andrei Korobeinikov (piano)

6
June
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts

Featuring Ekaterina Kondaurova and Andrei Yermakov

Mariinsky II
19:00
lyric opera in three acts
Concert Hall
20:00
Marking one century since the death of Claude Debussy
7
June
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts

Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina and Kimin Kim

Mariinsky II
19:00
lyric opera in three acts

Featuring Alexei Markov

Concert Hall
20:00
8
June
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in four acts

Featuring Mlada Khudoley

Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in two acts after the novel by Lev Tolstoy

Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina and Xander Parish

9
June
Saturday
Mariinsky II
19:00
ballet in two acts after the novel by Lev Tolstoy

Featuring Ekaterina Kondaurova and Andrei Yermakov

Concert Hall
19:00
opera in three acts and an epilogue
Mariinsky Theatre
20:00
opera in two acts with a prologue

Featuring Hovhannes Ayvazyan and Alexei Markov

10
June
Sunday
Concert Hall
12:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in four acts

Featuring Elena Stikhina, Angelina Akhmedova, Migran Agadzhanyan and Alexei Markov

Concert Hall
19:00
Russian choral opera in two parts for four soloists, mixed chorus, trumpet, kettledrums and percussion
(concert performance)
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three parts
11
June
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in five acts

Featuring Ferruccio Furlanetto

Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three parts
12
June
Tuesday
Mariinsky II
14:00
PREMIERE
opera in three acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:30
PREMIERE
opera in three acts
Concert Hall
21:00

Programme: Schumann. Berlioz

13
June
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Marking fifteen years of the stage career of Vladimir Shklyarov
ballet in three acts (thirteen scenes)

Featuring Maria Shirinkina, Vladimir Shklyarov, Yuri Smekalov, Kimin Kim

Concert Hall
19:00
opera in four acts
Mariinsky II
19:30
opera in four acts
14
June
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Concert Hall
19:00
opera in two acts (semi-staged performance)
Mariinsky II
20:00
15
June
Friday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Concert Hall
19:00

Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici (violin), Wilfried Strehle (viola) and the Mariinsky Orchestra musicians

Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
16
June
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
12:00
The Prokofiev Hall
17:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:00
Concert Hall
20:00

Programme: Haydn. Beethoven. Liszt

17
June
Sunday
Concert Hall
16:00
Mariinsky II
18:00

comic operetta in two acts (concert performance)
Conductor: Leon Botstein

Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in two acts
Concert Hall
21:00

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

18
June
Monday
Concert Hall
18:00

Programme: Mendelssohn

Mariinsky II
19:30

stage cantata

Concert Hall
21:00

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

19
June
Tuesday
Concert Hall
18:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
lyric-comic opera in four acts, nine scenes
Concert Hall
21:00
20
June
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts (six scenes)

Featuring Vladimir Shklyarov and Elena Yevseyeva

Mariinsky II
20:00

Programme: Beethoven. Bruckner

21
June
Thursday
Mariinsky II
19:00
PREMIERE
opera in four acts

Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Concert Hall
19:00
opera buffa in four acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts (six scenes)

Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina and Kimin Kim

22
June
Friday
Concert Hall
18:00

Programme: Mendelssohn. Tchaikovsky

Mariinsky II
19:30
Mariinsky Theatre
20:00
opera in three acts

Featuring Vladislav Sulimsky and Sergei Skorokhodov

Concert Hall
20:00

(concert performance)
The Orfeón Pamplonés chorus and the Mariinsky Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

23
June
Saturday
Mariinsky II
18:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts

Featuring Ekaterina Kondaurova and Andrei Yermakov

Concert Hall
20:00

The Orfeón Pamplonés chorus and the Mariinsky Orchestra
Conductor: Yaron Traub

24
June
Sunday
Mariinsky II
14:00
PREMIERE
opera in four acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts

Featuring Oxana Skorik and Xander Parish

Mariinsky II
19:00
PREMIERE
opera in four acts

Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Concert Hall
20:00

Programme: Chopin. Debussy. Ravel. Liszt. Gershwin. Kapustin

25
June
Monday
The Prokofiev Hall
18:00

Programme: Schubert. Shostakovich. Chopin. Rachmaninoff

Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts

Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina and Timur Askerov

Mariinsky II
19:00
springtime tale in a prologue and four acts

Featuring Aida Garifullina
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Concert Hall
19:00

Programme: Bach. Khudoyan. Ligeti. Tsintsadze. Albéniz. Shchedrin. Massenet. Paganini
Piano: Gayaneh Hakhnazaryan

26
June
Tuesday
Mariinsky Theatre
18:00
national musical drama in five acts, six scenes

Featuring Olga Borodina, Gennady Bezzubenkov, Sergei Skorokhodov and Vladimir Vaneyev

Concert Hall
18:00

Soloist: Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Mariinsky II
19:00
opera-buffa in two acts
27
June
Wednesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
an evening of ballets by Michel Fokine
28
June
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
lyric drama in three acts and five scenes

Featuring Mlada Khudoley and Akhmed Agadi

Concert Hall
20:00
WORLD PREMIERE

opera in two acts (concert performance)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

29
June
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera buffa in four acts
Concert Hall
19:00
Marking one century since the death of Claude Debussy
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts

Featuring Alexander Sergeev and Yekaterina Osmolkina

30
June
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in five acts

Featuring Roman Burdenko and Sergei Semishkur

Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in three acts

Featuring Alina Somova and Konstantin Zverev

1
July
Sunday
Mariinsky Theatre
18:00
opera in five acts
Mariinsky II
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and an apotheosis

Featuring Olesya Novikova, Kristina Shapran and Xander Parish

Concert Hall
19:00

Programme: Medtner. Tchaikovsky – Pletnev. Balakirev

2
July
Monday
Mariinsky II
19:30
opera in four acts
3
July
Tuesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Marking twenty years of the production at the Mariinsky Theatre
opera in four acts

Featuring Elena Stikhina, Roman Burdenko and Hovhannes Ayvazyan

Mariinsky II
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and an apotheosis
4
July
Wednesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Concert Hall
19:00
opera in three acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
choreographic poem in four acts with prologue and epilogue

Featuring: Yekaterina Osmolkina, Daria Pavlenko, Alexander Sergeev  аnd Yuri Smekalov

5
July
Thursday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in four acts, nine scenes

Featuring Yekaterina Solovyova and Sergei Semishkur

Concert Hall
19:00
opera in three acts
Mariinsky II
19:30
6
July
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)

Featuring Ekaterina Kondaurova and Timur Askerov

Mariinsky II
19:30
opera in three acts

Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Featuring Plácido Domingo, Oxana Shilova and Migran Agadzhanyan

7
July
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)

Featuring: Anastasia Matvienko and Yevgeny Ivanchenko

Concert Hall
19:00

musical drama in three acts (concert performance)
Conductor: Plácido Domingo

Mariinsky II
19:30
opera-buffa in two acts
8
July
Sunday
Mariinsky II
18:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)

Featuring Nadezhda Batoeva and Kimin Kim

Concert Hall
19:00

Programme: Schubert. Beethoven. Liszt

9
July
Monday
Concert Hall
18:00
Mariinsky II
20:00
dramma lirico in a prologue and three acts

Featuring Tatiana Serjan, Ildar Abdrazakov, Roman Burdenko and Sergei Skorokhodov
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Concert Hall
21:00

Soloist and Conductor: Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici (violin)

10
July
Tuesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
200 years of Marius Petipa
fantasy ballet in two acts

Featuring Yekaterina Osmolkina and Vladimir Shklyarov

Concert Hall
19:00
Performance by the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania Branch of the Mariinsky Theatre

one-act ballet

11
July
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Performance by the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania Branch of the Mariinsky Theatre

opera in two acts

Concert Hall
19:00
12
July
Thursday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in two acts (сoncert performance)

Featuring Tatiana Serjan and Sergei Skorokhodov
Conductor: Oleg Caetani

Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
200 years of Marius Petipa
fantasy ballet in two acts

Featuring Alina Somova and David Hallberg

Concert Hall
19:30

Programme: Bach. Rameau. Mozart. Couperin. Pärt

13
July
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:30
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts with a prologue and epilogue

Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina, Yekaterina Osmolkina, Andrei Yermakov, Kimin Kim

14
July
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in two acts with a prologue

Featuring Roman Burdenko, Yekaterina Shimanovich, Yevgeny Nikitin and Sergei Semishkur

Concert Hall
19:00

Programme: Schubert. Liszt. Tchaikovsky. Rachmaninoff. Prokofiev

Mariinsky II
19:30
200 years of Marius Petipa
ballet in three acts with a prologue and epilogue

Featuring Elena Yevseyeva, Maria Shirinkina, Xander Parish, Vladimir Shklyarov

15
July
Sunday
Mariinsky II
15:00
opera in three acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
ballet in three acts (thirteen scenes)

Featuring Ekaterina Kondaurova, Danila Korsuntsev, Andrei Yermakov

Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:30
opera in three acts
16
July
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in five acts

Featuring Irina Churilova, Dmitry Voropaev and Alexei Markov

Concert Hall
19:00
17
July
Tuesday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Concert Hall
19:00
Marking one century since the death of Claude Debussy

Soloists: Nikita Vaganov (clarinet) and Miroslav Kultyshev (piano)
Conductor: Mischa Damev

18
July
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
lyric-comic opera in four acts, nine scenes
Concert Hall
19:00

Programme: Bréval. Kodály. Debussy. Prokofiev

Mariinsky II
19:30
19
July
Thursday
Mariinsky II
19:00
ballet in three acts
Concert Hall
19:00

Soloist: Ilya Rashkovskiy (piano)
Conductor: Gurgen Petrosian

Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
dramma giocoso in two acts
20
July
Friday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in four acts
21
July
Saturday
Mariinsky II
13:00
opera in four acts
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in four acts
Concert Hall
19:00
opera buffa in four acts
22
July
Sunday
Mariinsky II
19:00
Japanese tragedy in three acts
Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
ballet in two acts
23
July
Monday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
ballet in two acts
24
July
Tuesday
25
July
Wednesday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera in four acts with a prologue (version of 1872)

Featuring Yevgeny Nikitin

Concert Hall
19:00
Mariinsky II
19:30
26
July
Thursday
Mariinsky II
19:00
opera in three acts
Concert Hall
19:00
opera in two acts
Mariinsky Theatre
19:30
one act ballets
27
July
Friday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
lyric opera in three acts, seven scenes
Concert Hall
19:00
opera buffa in four acts
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in two acts after the novel by Lev Tolstoy

Featuring Viktoria Tereshkina

28
July
Saturday
Mariinsky Theatre
19:00
opera-bylina in seven scenes
Mariinsky II
19:30
ballet in two acts after the novel by Lev Tolstoy

Featuring Daria Pavlenko

29
July
Sunday
Mariinsky Theatre
18:00
Close of the XXVI Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
Concert Hall
19:00
Close of the XXVI Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
opera in two acts
Mariinsky II
19:30
Close of the XXVI Music Festival Stars of the White Nights
ballet in two acts


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