Mariinsky Gala With Valery Gergiev
Abdrazakov; Borodina; Domingo; Markov; Netrebko; Nikitin; Pape; Petrenko; Semenchuk; Semishkur; Esina; Kimin; Kolegova; Kondaurova; Lopatkina; Sergeyev; Shklyarov; Skorik; Vishneva; Bashmet; Kavakos; Matsuev; Gergiev
Composed by: Various
St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre is one of the world’s most prestigious opera and ballet venues. Built in 1860, it is home to the famous Kirov Ballet as well as numerous international stars and ensembles. After the turn of the millennium it was painstakingly restored. Since 2013, St. Petersburg’s Theatre Square has been crowned with the “Mariinsky II” an imposing new arts and performance venue. At its inauguration on May 2, 2013, the acclaimed yet controversial conductor Valery Gergiev led a veritable who’s who of the classical music world in a concert featuring gems from opera, orchestral music and ballet; with modern dance interludes, the program encompassed the history of the legendary venue from its beginnings to the present day. A bridge connecting the two theaters symbolically represented this broad historical span. This unique event, including stars Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo, Olga Borodina and Vladimir Shklyarov, supported by the Mariinsky Theatre choir, orchestra and ballet, together celebrated the spirit of this illustrious establishment.