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Based out of Saint Petersburg, Russia Mariinsky Theatre laid its grounds in 1860 only to go on to become an acclaimed theatre of the 19th century. It has staged a series of iconic and awe-inspiring masterpieces that including that of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Alberto Cavos was the architect of Mariinsky Theatre which now includes the Mariinsky Ballet, Mariinsky Opera, and Mariinsky Orchestra. The theatre got its name from Empress Maria Alexandrovna, who was the wife of Tsar Alexander II. The theatre’s name has been changed multiple times over its course.
Popularly known as the Mariinski Theater, it was first named Imperial Mariinsky Theatre that changed to State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in 1920, Leningrad State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in 1924, Kirov State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in 1935 and State Academic Mariinsky Theatre 1992.
New Year's Eve at the Mariinsky by Various Composers, from Mariinsky Theatre Ballet, 2006. Conductor Valery Gergiev, starring Ulyana Lopatkina, Mariinsky Theatre Ballet, Ekaterina Osmolkina, Daria Pavlenko, Anton Korsakov, Andrian Fadeyev, & Orchestravalery Gergiev, Soloists From The Academy Of Y...
Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring); The Firebird
Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring); The Firebird by I. Stravinsky, from Mariinsky Theatre Ballet, 2008.Conductor Valery Gergiev, starring Ekaterina Kondaurova, Ilya Kuznetsov, Vladimir Ponomarev, Elena Bazhenova, Alexandra Iosifidi, Marianna Pavlova and Mariinsky Orchestravalery Gergiev.
Il Viaggio a Reims by G.Rossini, from Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, performed at Théâtre du Châtelet, 2005. Directed by Alain Maratrat, conductor Valery Gergiev, starring Anastasia Belyaeva, Vladislav Ouspenski, Larissa Youdina, Daniil Shtoda, Anna Kiknadze, Alexeï Safiouline.
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss, Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, from Live recorded from the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, 2012. Directed by Henning Kasten, starring Avgust Amonov, Mlada Khudoley, Edem Umerov, Olga Sergeyeva.