Terrific Mariinsky performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s bizarre and surreally fantastical Christmas Eve

Russian FederationRussian Federation Rimsky-Korsakov, Christmas Eve: Soloists, Mariinsky Opera Chorus (and Ensemble of soloists of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers) and Orchestra / Gurgen Petrosyan (conductor). Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, 30.9.2021. (GT)

Mariinsky Theatre’s Christmas Eve (c) Natasha Razina

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Valery Gergiev opens the second night of the Mariinsky Theatre season with an impressive Tannhäuser

Russian FederationRussian Federation Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, 9.9.2021. (GT)

Mikhail Vekua (Tannhäuser) in the opening scene (c) Natasha Razina

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Magnificent Ekaterina Semenchuk opens new Mariinsky Opera season in an astounding The Maid of Orleans

Russian FederationRussian Federation Tchaikovsky, The Maid of Orleans: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, 8.9.2021. (GT)

Ekaterina Semenchuk (Joan) and Sergey Skorokhodov (King Charles VII)
(c) Mikhail Vilchuk

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Mariinsky Theatre announces its opera and ballet for 2021-22

Opening of the 239th season of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg

Last season most performing companies including the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Companies staged season-long series of both opera and ballet across their performance stages. Today the Mariinsky boasts no less than four stages, two for opera and ballet and two concert halls. Last season, the performances were well attended and there is no reason not to expect full audiences in the forthcoming 239th season.

The Maid of Orleans © Alexander Neff

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