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Mariinsky Theatre celebrates anniversary

February 27 2008

Gala evening dedicated to 225 anniversary of the Mariinsky Theatre, will be held Wednesday in St. Petersburg, told RIA Novosti news service's oldest musical theater in Russia. According to her, in a gala concert will feature stars of the Mariinsky Theatre.

"This gala concert opens a series of commemorative events dedicated to 225 anniversary of the theater, which will run throughout the season. Culmination of the festivities will be in the 16 th International Festival" Stars of White Nights, which will be held from June 11 to July 20, - she said.

Mariinsky Theatre - one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. It is the oldest musical theater in Russia, more than two centuries, are the Academy of national opera and Russian ballet. Throughout the history of theater, which dates back to the decree of Empress Catherine II of 1783, his fame are brilliant opera and ballet troupes and renowned symphony orchestra. Mariinsky today - is the star of first magnitude: Uliana Lopatkina, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Galuzin, Diana Vishneva, Olga Borodina, Larissa Gogolevskaya, Leonid Sarafanov, Evgeny Nikitin, Andrian Fadeev, and many others.

The theater's repertoire, along with historical performances recognized masterpieces - ultra performances, the work of young choreographers and progressive world music premieres of contemporary composers. Since 1988, the artistic director of the theater was Valery Gergiev. During this time, gained international fame Festivals Theatre: "White Nights", the International Ballet Festival Mariinsky Theatre, the Moscow Easter Festival.

Over the past decades, the theater performs regularly with long tours on the world's best scenes in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Tokyo. However, the major direction of policy touring theater performances are in the regions of Russia: Yaroslavl to Yakutsk, Khanty-Mansiysk to Vladikavkaz.

Each season, the Mariinsky Theatre, as before, becomes an event, not only Russian but also world culture. Each year, the theater is 10 to 12 Prime. Jubilee 225 th season marked by the execution of the masterpieces of musical theater from the golden repertoire fund. Among the new productions of the anniversary season of "The Flying Dutchman," "The Marriage of Figaro," "Maid of Orleans", "Lucia di Lammermoor," "Carnival" and the Russian premiere of "King of Rodger, the world premiere of the opera" The Brothers Karamazov "and ballet" heart of glass. " Gift for the anniversary season has been the recent opening of a new concert hall, which the world press enthusiastically described as "acoustic sensation." On the qualities playground has become one of the finest concert halls in the world.

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