The Mariinsky II Opening Gala

With Valery Gergiev

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Vasily Barkhatov — Stage director
Zinovy Margolin — Production designer and costumes
Damir Ismagilov — Lighting designer
Alexei Markov — Baritone
Andrei Ilyushnikov — Tenor
Andrei Zorin — Tenor
Anna Kiknadze — Soprano
Anna Netrebko — Soprano
Daniil Shtoda — Tenor
Dmitri Voropaev — Tenor
Edward Tsanga — Bass
Ekaterina Semenchuk — Mezzo-soprano
Ilya Bannik — Bass
Irma Gigolaty — Soprano
Kira Loginova — Soprano
Larisa Yudina — Soprano

Program notes

How often do you get the chance to see marquee names like Anna Netrebko, Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Plácido Domingo, René Pape, Denis Matsuev, Leonidas Kavakos, and Valery Gergiev (just for starters!) all in the same evening? Legendary lineups like this come along once in a blue moon, and only in hallowed places like the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, which inaugurated its new complex with this astonishing gala event in 2013!

The jam-packed evening alternates iconic ballet numbers (such as Balanchine’s Jewels, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and all-time classic Romeo and Juliet), unforgettable operatic moments (Carmen with an intense Ekaterina Semenchuk, Anna Netrebko in a dazzling fragment of Macbeth, a solid Plácido Domingo as Sigmund in The Valkyrie), and rarely seen instrumental solos, like a very special duet with violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos and prima ballerina Ulyana Lopatkina! A blockbuster event worthy of the storied venue that has captivated audiences since its 1860 opening...

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Directed by:
Don Kent
Venue: Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Production date: 2013
Duration: 2 h 1 min
Production: © A coproduction by Theatre Mariinsky / Telmondis / ARTE France / Mezzo with Witt TV in association with ARTE Live Web France Television
Resolution: Full HD