25.09.2017

The Primorsky Stage and the Mariinsky Theatre soloist, soprano Elena Stikhina has been nominated for St Petersburg’s highest theatre award - The Golden Sofit in the category “The Best female role in an operatic performance” for her delivery of the part of Salome in Richard Strauss’ opera of the same name.

The Primorsky Stage and the Mariinsky Theatre soloist, soprano Elena Stikhina has been nominated for St Petersburg’s highest theatre award - The Golden Sofit in the category “The Best female role in an operatic performance” for her delivery of the part of Salome in Richard Strauss’ opera of the same name.

The 2016/17 became one of the most successful seasons in Elena Stikhina’s career. In addition to her performances at the Theatre Basel and the Finnish National Opera, in February 2017, the singer made her Mariinsky Theatre debut in the title part in the premiere of Marat Gatsalov’s production of Salome. The opera received a rapturous receipt from both the audience and critics: Stikhina was called “the phenomenon of this premiere”, “the discovery and the main hit of the performance.” The singer clinched her success by performing leading parts in the operas The Queen of Spades and La forza del destino, and officially joined the Opera Company of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Also, Elena Stikhina has made several debuts in important soprano parts at the Primorsky Stage in Vladivostok: she performed the role of Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s opera, sang Donna Elvira in a concert performance of Don Giovanni and Senta in Der fliegende Hollander. On September 16, the singer appeared for the first time on St Petersburg’s stage in her signature role of Floria Tosca in Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca. Her nearest future engagements include debuts at the Boston Lyric Opera (Tosca), Deutsche Oper Berlin and Opera de Paris (Leonora in Il trovatore).

12.09.2017

14 and 16 September will see the premiere performances of one of the most large–scale Primorsky Stage production of the season – Der fliegende Holländer. The performances will be presented by the Mariinsky Opera soloists and the Mariinsky Opera of the Primorsky Stage soloists, the Mariinsky Chorus of the Primorsky Stage and the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage conducted by Pavel Smelkov.

14 and 16 September will see the premiere performances of one of the most large–scale Primorsky Stage production of the season – Der fliegende Holländer. The performances will be presented by the Mariinsky Opera soloists and the Mariinsky Opera of the Primorsky Stage soloists, the Mariinsky Chorus of the Primorsky Stage and the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage conducted by Pavel Smelkov.

Ian Judge’s production of Der fliegende Holländer made its Vladivostok debut to a great success at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre during the II International Mariinsky Far East Festival. Wagner’s “marine” masterpiece with its vivid musical images and plot centered around the encounter of a Norwegian seaport’s inhabitants with the sinister world of the dead headed by the Holländer had a rapturous reception by both the audience and the press. In the new season, the Primorsky Stage audience will see Ian Judge’s production featuring the Mariinsky Opera soloists with a wide experience of performing Wagner’s music, as well as well–known to the Vladivostok audience: bass Vladimir Feliauer (the Dutchman), soprano Ekaterina Shimanovich (Senta) and tenor Sergei Skorokhodov (Eric). The part of Daland will be performed by the Mariinsky Opera soloist, bass Evgeny Plekhanov.

The operatic playbill will also include a performance for all the family – The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov based on Alexander Pushkin’s fairy-tale of the same name, Giacomo Puccini’s veristic drama Tosca after the play by Victorien Sardou (September 29) and the iconic French repertoire opera Carmen by Georges Bizet based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée (October 1).

04.09.2017

6 September will see a concert by the Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble under the baton of Yuri Bashmet, which will take place at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre as part of the cultural programme of the Third Eastern Economic Forum. The concert will also feature young musicians - soloists of the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra Zinovia Nesterenko (violin) and Alexandra Obnorskaya (flute).

6 September will see a concert by the Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble under the baton of Yuri Bashmet, which will take place at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre as part of the cultural programme of the Third Eastern Economic Forum. The concert will also feature young musicians - soloists of the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra Zinovia Nesterenko (violin) and Alexandra Obnorskaya (flute).

The evening programme will include Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and The String Serenade by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Two Nordic Melodies by Edvard Grieg, Adagio from the celebrated Clarinet Quintet by Johannes Brahms in the original arrangement by Yuri Bashmet, as well as other compositions.

On 6 September, Yuri Bashmet will introduce two of the best soloists of the All-Russian Youth Orchestra to the Primorsky audience. The fifteen-year-old violinist Zinovia Nesterenko, whose achievements include the Grand Prix at the Erdenko International Violin Competition and a diploma received at the International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition, will play the solo in the virtuosic Valso-Scherzo by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Alexandra Obnorskaya, a student of the Moscow State Conservatory, a multiple winner of Russian and international competitions, will perform the flute part in Contrafactus, a piece by the contemporary Italian composer Giovanni Sollima. The All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Yuri Bashmet was founded in 2012. It is comprised of musicians from all over the country, ranging in age from 10 to 22. In 2016, new members of the orchestra were selected on the basis of large-scale auditions held in all federal districts of Russia. The Culture TV Channel has shot a unique real-time documentary project about the pre-audition selection rounds and the Orchestra rehearsals. In autumn 2016, the Orchestra went on a tour of Russian and European cities, during which it gave concerts in Moscow, St Petersburg, Amsterdam, Milan and Vienna.

The cultural programme of the EEF-2017 will include several opera and ballet performances at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. On 5 September the spectators will see the premiere of Andrea De Rosa’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. Leading parts will be performed by internationally acclaimed singers Vladislav Sulimsky and Tatiana Pavlovskaya. They will be partnered by lead soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre (St Petersburg) Stanislav Trofimov, Alexander Mikhailov and Efim Zavalny.

On 7 and 8 September, the most grandiose premiere of last season — The Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Tchaikovsky will return to the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre under the framework of the international cultural Russian Seasons Project. On September 7, the part of Princess Aurora will be danced by ballerina of the Tani Momoko Ballet Aumi Nagahashi (Japan).

01.09.2017

On 3 September the Primorsky Stage audience will for the first time hear the Primorsky Stage soloist, brilliant baritone Vladislav Sulimsky perform the leading part in Giuseppe Verdi’s most celebrated opera Rigoletto.

On 3 September the Primorsky Stage audience will for the first time hear the Primorsky Stage soloist, brilliant baritone Vladislav Sulimsky perform the leading part in Giuseppe Verdi’s most celebrated opera Rigoletto.

Vladislav Sulimsky has performed at the Primorsky Stage on many occasions, having attracted attention of the audience during his first visit to Vladivostok last September. At that time the singer appeared as Alberich in the concert performance of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold together with the Mariinsky soloists and Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev. In January 2017, the singer enthralled the Primorsky audience with his outstanding performance of the title part in the premiere of David McVicar’s production of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi. Next time the Far East audiences could hear the artist at the Primorsky Stage as part of the II International Mariinsky Far East Festival, during which Vladislav Sulimsky sang the parts of main characters in two Verdi’s masterpieces — the premiere of the opera Simon Boccanegra and Macbeth.

On 3 September the singer will make his Vladivostok debut as Rigoletto — one of the most challenging parts in the baritone repertoire. The part of the Count will be performed by the Mariinsky Theatre soloist, multiple award-winner and fellow at Atkins Young Artists Program, tenor Alexander Mikhailov, for whom it will be his role debut. The part of Gilda will be sung by the Primorsky Stage soloist Guzel Sharipova.

5 September will see the only performance of Andrea De Rosa’s production of Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi as part of the EEF-2017 cultural programme. The leading part will be again sung by Vladislav Sulimsky. He will be partnered by the Mariinsky lead soloists: the Honoured Artist of Russia and Grammy Award winner, soprano Tatiana Pavlovskaya and international awards winner, guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre, bass Stanislav Trofimov.

The September playbill will open with Charles Roubaud’s sumptuous production of another Verdi’s masterpiece — La traviata (September 1).The part of Violetta Valery will be for the first time performed by the Primorsky Stage soloist and guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre, prize-winner at many vocal competitions Anastasiya Kikot.

14.08.2017
  • 28 days — 40 performances and concerts;
  • Over 500 artists and musicians from 12 countries of the world;
  • Concert venues in Vladivostok, Ussuriysk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Harbin (China), Pyeongchang (South Korea) and Tongyeong (South Korea);
  • About 50 000 audience members from Russia, Asia, Europe;
  • A large-scale international programme;
  • First tour of the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Harbin (China)
  • 28 days — 40 performances and concerts;
  • Over 500 artists and musicians from 12 countries of the world;
  • Concert venues in Vladivostok, Ussuriysk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Harbin (China), Pyeongchang (South Korea) and Tongyeong (South Korea);
  • About 50 000 audience members from Russia, Asia, Europe;
  • A large-scale international programme;
  • First tour of the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Harbin (China)

13 August saw the large-scale closing of the Second International Mariinsky Far East Festival.

Carl Orff’s scenic cantata Carmina Burana was presented at the Primorsky Stage for the first time by the Mariinsky Theatre soloists Anastasia Kalagina, Vladimir Moroz, Stanislav Leontiev, as well as the Chorus and the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage under the baton of the Justus Frantz (Germany).

Also, as part of Vladivostok Festival, the Mariinsky Ballet Company presented Alexei Ratmansky’s production of The Little Humpbacked Horse. The central event of the ballet playbill was the performance by principal dancer of the Mariinsky Theatre and the Bayerisches Staatsballett Vladimir Shklyarov and the London Royal Ballet prima ballerina Natalia Osipova, who appeared in the Far East premiere of Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand. Among other notable programme events were Gala concerts by the National Ballet of China, which included Act 2 from La Sylphide, the finale of the Yellow River, the choreographic miniature Prelude and the ballet The Song of Life. The Primorsky Stage repertoire performances also featured invited Festival participants - brilliant South Korean ballerina Soo Bin Lee and soloists of the Liaoning Ballet Company (China) Zhang Haidong and Yu Chuanya.

On 9 and 10 August, the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage embarked on its first tour in Harbin with Adolphe Adam’s ballet Le Corsaire staged by Eldar Aliev.

The operatic programme of the Second International Mariinsky Far East Festival contained a number of opera premieres - Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi, Der Fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner, the Enchanted Wanderer by Rodion Shchedrin, the Tsar’s Bride by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. They were presented by the best soloists of the Mariinsky Opera Company: Tatiana Serjan, Vladislav Sulimsky, Sergei Skorokhodov, Mikhail Petrenko, Yevgeny Nikitin, Yevgeny Akimov, Elena Stikhina, Mlada Khudoley, Roman Burdenko, Yulia Matochkina, Vladimir Moroz, Vladimir Feliauer, Otar Jorjikia, Oleg Sychev, Yekaterina Sergeyeva, Anastasia Kalagina, Violetta Lukyanenko,Yevgeny Akhmedov, as well as invited soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre Irina Churilova, Dmitry Grigoriev, Kirill Zharovin. At the same time, Vladivostok appearances of one of the world’s leading singers Albina Shagimuratova and the winner of the legendary BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Shenyang (China) became momentous events of the Festival.

The instrumental programme of the Festival for the first time included compositions by Igor Stravinsky (Petrushka, Le Sacre du printemps), Rodion Shchedrin (Piano Concerto No. 1), Max Bruch (Violin Concerto No. 1), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Violin Concerto No. 5). The solo parts in the Festival symphonic concerts were performed by outstanding young musicians: the prize-winner at the 17th International Yehudi Menuhin Competition He Ziyu (violin, China), the international awards winner Kanon Matsuda (piano, Japan), the prize-winner at the 16th International Y. Menuhin Competition Daniel Lozakovitj (violin, Sweden) and the winner at the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition Clara-Jumi Kang (violin, Germany). In the Rachmaninov Cycle, which encompassed all the composer’s piano concertos, the solo was performed by Sergei Babayan (USA), Ivan Bessonov (Russia), George Harliono (Great Britain), Ming Xie (China) and Dmitri Levkovich (Canada). Besides, Dmitri Levkovich also gave a solo recital and was highly acclaimed by both audience and critics. The symphonic programme culminated in the first Vladivostok performance by talented Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii.

During the Festival, the audience was for the first time presented with the Chamber Ensemble of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. Under the baton of the concertmaster of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the leader of the Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Theatre, violinist and conductor Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici, the Ensemble performed works by Bach, Respighi, Piazzola and Vivaldi. Additionally, the Festival programme was supplemented with an open master class by Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici.

The new season of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will be continued with the best performances from its operatic repertoire: The Love for Three Oranges by Sergei Prokofiev (18 August), Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (19 August), The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (20 August), Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (26 August).

At the moment, the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage is on their first tour in St Petersburg, where they will be performing at the Historic Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre from 15 to 20 August. On their return to Vladivostok, the Company’s next performance will be Giselle, scheduled for 25 August, on 27 August the Company will give two performances of the legendary Carmen-Suite (choreography by Alberto Alonso).

14.08.2017

The new season of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre continues with performances by outstanding ensembles and soloists, premieres of grandiose operas, as well as popular repertory opera and ballet performances.

The new season of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre continues with performances by outstanding ensembles and soloists, premieres of grandiose operas, as well as popular repertory opera and ballet performances.

On 5 September, the music-lovers will have a chance to see the premiere of Andrea De Rosa’s stunning production of Giuseppe Verdi’s powerful opera Simon Boccanegra. The dramatic story of the corsaire who becomes the Doge of medieval Genoa will be presented at the Primorsky Stage by leading opera soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre (St Petersburg), including internationally acclaimed singers Vladislav Sulimsky (Simon Boccanegra) and Tatiana Pavlovskaya (Amelia Grimaldi).

On 6 September, the Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble led by Yuri Bashmet will give a concert featuring soloists of the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra. The evening programme includes serenades by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Two Nordic Melodies by Edvard Grieg, pieces by Johannes Brahms and Giovanni Sollima.

On 7 September, the soloist of the Tani Momoko Ballet Ayumi Nagahashi will appear as Aurora in one of the most successful ballet productions of the Primorsky Stage’s last season - The Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

In September, in the year of its 40th anniversary, the troupe of the Boris Eifman Theatre will give its first performance in Vladivostok. On September 20, the legendary company will present to the Primorsky audience one of the choreographer’s most celebrated ballets - Eugene Onegin to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Alexander Sitkovetsky.

Giselle by Adolphe Adam (August 25) and Carmen Suite to music from the famous opera by George Bizet in the original arrangement by Rodion Shchedrin (August 27) will be the first performances which the Primorsky Ballet Company will give after its return from the St Petersburg tour.

The August operatic playbill of the Primorsky Stage features Alain Maratrat’s original interactive production for all the family – The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (August 20), Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca (August 19) staged by Hans-Joachim Frey and the Honoured Artist of Russia Alexei Stepanyuk’s traditional production of one of the most famous Russian operas Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (August 26).

The chamber playbill of the month also presents a concert of instrumental and vocal music to be held on August 27. The Primorsky Stage opera and orchestra soloists will perform works by renowned romantic composers Franz Schubert and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

11.08.2017

From 7 to 10 August artists of the Mariinsky Theatre will be taking part in the II China-Russia Festival of Culture and Arts in Harbin (China).

The monumental composition Carmina Burana for chorus and orchestra by Carl Orff will be presented for the first time at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre at the Closing of the II International Mariinsky Far East Festival.

On 13 August, the legendary cantata will be performed by the Mariinsky Theatre soloists Anastasia Kalagina, Stanislav Leontiev, Vladislav Moroz, the Chorus and the Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage conducted by Justus Frantz, an internationally renowned German pianist and conductor, the founder and director of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

Carmina Burana is the most famous composition by Carl Orff, which brought him international recognition. The grandiose scenic cantata was written after the medieval texts found in one of Bavarian monasteries. It was among a few musical masterpieces of the 20th century that were immediately included into the treasury of popular classical repertoire, while O, Fortuna has become one of the most quoted choral pieces in the world of art.

A day earlier, August 12 will see the final performance of the Festival ballet programme — Giselle by Adolphe Adam, starring soloists of the Liaoning Ballet (China), winners of Grand-Prix at the Vienna International Dance Competition, invited artists of ballet companies from Canada, South Africa, China Yu Chuanya (Giselle) and Zhang Haidong (Count Albrecht).

07.08.2017

From 7 to 10 August artists of the Mariinsky Theatre will be taking part in the II China-Russia Festival of Culture and Arts in Harbin (China).

From 7 to 10 August artists of the Mariinsky Theatre will be taking part in the II China-Russia Festival of Culture and Arts in Harbin (China).

On 7 August Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will give a concert at the Harbin Grand Theatre. The musicians will present a programme of works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 5) and Max Bruch (Violin Concerto No. 1), with Daniel Lozakovitj performing as a soloist. Yesterday, leading soloists of the Primorsky Stage Ballet Company Irina Sapozhnikova and Sergei Umanetc took part in the Festival Opening Ceremony, performing pas-de-deux from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

A series of performances in Harbin will be continued by the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage for whom it is going to be their first tour. On 9 and 10 August, the Chinese audience will see Adolphe Adam’s ballet Le Corsaire staged by Eldar Aliev (featuring highlights of the choreography by Marius Petipa). The lead roles will be performed by the Company’s leading soloists Irina Sapozhnikova, Anna Samostrelova, Sergei Umanetc and soloists Arina Nagase, Kanat Nadirbek and Oleksii Skalun. The Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage will be conducted by Anton Torbeev.

Please, be reminded that the Company’s next performance – Giselle will take place at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre on August 12 as part of the II International Mariinsky Far East Festival. Then the Company will go on its first tour to St Petersburg, where at the Historic Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre from August 15 to 20 it will be presenting a programme featuring Igor Stravinsky’s ballets The Firebird and Apollo to mark 135 years since the birth of Igor Stravinsky, as well as Adolphe Adam’s ballet Giselle.

03.08.2017

Concerts by the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre under the baton of Valery Gergiev on August 6 and 9, featuring musicians from Sweden and Japan will become the culmination of the symphonic programme of the Mariinsky Festival.

Concerts by the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre under the baton of Valery Gergiev on August 6 and 9, featuring musicians from Sweden and Japan will become the culmination of the symphonic programme of the Mariinsky Festival.

For the first time Vladivostok will hear performances of the young violin virtuoso Daniel Lozakovitj (Sweden) and the renowned blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Japan). The concerts programme includes masterpieces by Russian and foreign composers.

The violin wunderkind from Sweden Daniel Lozakovitj started to play the violin at the age of six and three years later he was playing with celebrated symphony orchestras. Today, the musician has an exclusive contract with the Deutsche Grammоphon, engagements with leading international ensembles and a set of prestigious awards. His solo in the First Violin Concerto by Max Bruch on August 6 at 12:00 is going to be a real present to melomanes. In the second part of the concert dedicated to the 135th anniversary since Igor Stravinsky’s birth the combined symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre and the Primorsky Stage conducted by Valery Gergiev will play the composer’s great ballet score Le Sacre du printemps. The events schedule of the Festival’s last week includes a concert featuring the Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (August 9, 19:00).

“Nobuyuki Tsujii is a unique phenomenon in the world culture, a blind musician of great talent. He has never performed in Vladivostok, I dreamed about inviting him to the First Festival, and at last we’ve made it. I’m looking forward to seeing him and hope he comes here again and again.” said Valery Gergiev at the press-conference.

Nobuyuki Tsujii was born blind due to a congenital eye disorder and was gifted with phenomenal musical talents. The musician gained wide recognition after his triumph at the XIII International Van Cliburn Competition in 2009. Now Nobuyuki Tsujii tours the world, performing with celebrated orchestras and conductors, CDs with his records break sales records and crowds of his fans are dying to get to his concerts.

At the Primorsky Stage the musician will play solo in one of the most beloved and frequently performed work of classical repertoire — the grandiose Fifth Piano Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The highlight of the evening is the premiere of an opera by another anniversary celebrant — Rodion Shchedrin. His Enchanted Wanderer based on Nikolay Leskov’s novel of the same name will be presented in concert performance. The opera will be performed by the Mariinsky Theatre soloists, international award-winners Stanislav Leontiev, Yekaterina Sergeyeva, Oleg Sychev and the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev.

02.08.2017

On 7 August one of the most celebrated operas of the Russian repertoire - the Tsar’s Bride by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov - will be presented for the first time at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre as part of the II International Mariinsky Far East Festival. This masterpiece of Russian classical music will be presented in concert performance by a stellar cast of soloists, the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage and the combined chorus of the Primorsky Stage and the Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Pavel Smelkov.

On 7 August one of the most celebrated operas of the Russian repertoire - the Tsar’s Bride by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov - will be presented for the first time at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre as part of the II International Mariinsky Far East Festival. This masterpiece of Russian classical music will be presented in concert performance by a stellar cast of soloists, the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage and the combined chorus of the Primorsky Stage and the Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Pavel Smelkov.

The gripping plot of the Tsar’s Bride explores dramatic twists and turns of personal relationships developing against the background of the dark and cruel times of the rule of Ivan the Terrible. The oprichnik Grigory Gryaznoy is infatuated with Marfa, a merchant’s daughter, who is already engaged to be married to her childhood sweetheart. Gryaznoy decides to win the girl’s heart by using a magic love-potion, but his plans are disrupted by interference of Lubasha, a girl who has been in love with the oprichnik for a long time and who is willing to sacrifice everything not to let Grigory leave her. Things get worse when at the bride-show the Tsar chooses Marfa as his future wife...

Since its premiere in 1899, the opera has never disappeared from theatres playbills both in Russia and abroad. The Primorsky Stage audience will for the first time have a chance to hear this great opera with an excellent cast. The part of Marfa will be performed by the internationally acclaimed singer, invited soloist of the Met, Teatro alla Scala and the Covent Garden, coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova. The part of her rival, Lubasha, will be sung by the winner of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition Yulia Matochkina. They will be partnered by the Mariinsky Theatre soloists Kirill Zharovin (Grigory Gryaznoy), Yevgeny Akhmedov (Ivan Lykov), Vladimir Feliauer (Malyuta Skuratov) and Oleg Sychev (Vassily Sobakin), as well as singers of the Primorsky Stage Opera Company.

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