PROGRAMME: works by Gioachino Rossini, Johann Strauss II, Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet, Antonín Dvořák, Franz Lehár, Imre Kálmán, Ralph Benatzky, Cesare Bixio, Jacques Offenbach
Concert Director: Ekaterina Malaya
About the performers
The Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble is a group of musicians who perform on the world’s most famous and unique-sounding string instruments in the world. The ensemble was founded on the initiative of Valery Gergiev, Artistic and General Director of the Mariinsky Theatre. The Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble includes the finest instrumentalists and lead soloists in the Mariinsky Orchestra. Popular and well-loved classical works sound completely different when performed by them than at an average concert thanks to the incredibly rich and beautiful timbres of the instruments of Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri, Guadanini and Gofriller.