29.12.2017

In January, the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will present performances led by conductors from Serbia and Japan, large-scale chamber and symphonic events, as well as the best productions from the Russian and European heritage. The February playbill will open with a recital by the outstanding opera singer Maria Guleghina (February 4) and her appearance in her signature role in Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca (February 1).

In January, the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will present performances led by conductors from Serbia and Japan, large-scale chamber and symphonic events, as well as the best productions from the Russian and European heritage. The February playbill will open with a recital by the outstanding opera singer Maria Guleghina (February 4) and her appearance in her signature role in Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca (February 1).

A series of festive performances will continue in January with Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet-féerie The Nutcracker (January 2, 3, 4, 8, 12 and 13) and Christmas Eve by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (January 5, 6, 7). On January 11, a Christmas Concert featuring The Primorsky Metropolitanate Choir will take place at the Great Hall of the Primorsky Stage. 13 January will see a premiere of Daria Panteleeva’s production for all the family — the performances Songs by the Sea and From Holberg’s Time to music by Edvard Grieg. The chamber playbill of the month will also feature a solo recital by the Mariinsky Opera soloist Vitaly Yankovsky (January 20). The programme includes arias from operas by Giuseppe Verdi, Modest Mussorgsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Charles Gounod, Alexander Borodin, Sergei Prokofiev.

A series of events at the Primorsky Stage based fairy-tale plots will be continued with a brilliant performance inspired by the eponymous poem by Alexander Pushkin The Tale of Tsar Saltan (January 14).

In January, invited musicians will include conductors Mikica Jevtić from Serbia and Shizuo Z Kuwahara from Japan. Mikica Jevtić will conduct The Nutcracker on January 12 and 13, Shizuo Kuwahara will also appear on the conductor's podium with the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage twice: in Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata (January 19) and in the first big concert of the year (January 20). The programme of the symphonic concert will comprise compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Witold Lutosławski, Maurice Ravel.

Also, in January, the Vladivostok audiences can see their favourite ballet and opera performances: Rigoletto (January 21), The Love for Three Oranges (January 25), Christmas Eve (January 27), an evening of ballets The Firebird (January 28), Swan Lake (February 2, 3).

The central event of the winter season at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will be performances by the world acclaimed opera diva Maria Guleghina (February 1 ). She will return to Vladivostok in one of her signature parts - Tosca in Giacomo Puccini’s opera of the same name and will give a solo recital.

22.12.2017

The end of December will see a lot of debuts in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre: on December 22, Sergei Umanetc will for the first time perform the Arabian Dance, soloists Katerina Floria — the Spanish Dance and Yelim Choi — the Chinese Dance

The end of December will see a lot of debuts in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre: on December 22, Sergei Umanetc will for the first time perform the Arabian Dance, soloists Katerina Floria — the Spanish Dance and Yelim Choi — the Chinese Dance, Anton Nosov will for the first time appear as the King. On December 23, in the most fairy-tale ballet the Primorsky Stage ballerina Anna Samostrelova will make her role debut as the Sugar Plum Fairy and soloist Viktor Mulygin as the Nutcracker Prince while soloist Saki Nishida will for the first time perform the Spanish Dance.

22.12.2017

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre continues its tradition of New Year’s Eve performances. On December 23, at the House of the Russian Army Officers in Ussuriysk opera soloists and the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage conducted by Pavel Smelkov will present a colourful festive concert New Year’s Eve Kaleidoscope.

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre continues its tradition of New Year’s Eve performances. On December 23, at the House of the Russian Army Officers in Ussuriysk opera soloists and the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage conducted by Pavel Smelkov will present a colourful festive concert New Year’s Eve Kaleidoscope.

The evening programme includes popular classical music of various genres which are included in the treasury of the world musical literature: splendorous overtures, Mozart’s arias, sparkling numbers from the operetta Die Fledermaus, gems of Russian and foreign vocal lyricism, Russian and Neapolitan folk songs.

The concert features the Primorsky Stage opera soloists, diploma recipients and winners at international music competitions Alena Diyanova (soprano), Vyacheslav Vasilyev (baritone), Tatiana Makarchuk (mezzo-soprano), Aexei Kostyuk (tenor), Evgeny Plekhanov (bass), Alina Mikhailik (soprano), Roman Krukovich (tenor) and Alexander Gontsa (bariton).

A surprise for listeners will be a world premiere of Pavel Smelkov’s virtuosic Fantasy on a Theme from the opera Don Giovanni (soloist - deputy leader of first violins of the Mariinsky Orchestra Khristian Artamonov). This composition can also be heard at a concert in Vladivostok on December 24.

The Far East audience will for the first time have an opportunity to hear Grand Concert Paraphrase on Themes from Ruslan and Ludmila (soloist — international awards winner, clarinetist Dmitrii Lupachev) and the original Pasticcio Overture.

The Vladivostok audience will also have a chance to hear its favourite compositions — on December 24, the New Year’s Eve Kaleidoscope is also featured in the playbill of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. Today, musicians and soloists will continue their series of performances at the Far East University with a traditional New Year’s Concert.

12.12.2017

In December, the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will host a series of concerts by musicians from Russia, Switzerland and Singapore.

In December, the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will host a series of concerts by musicians from Russia, Switzerland and Singapore.

On December 13, pianist Zarina Shimanskaya and conductor Mischa Damev (Switzerland) will make their Far East debut with a concert featuring works by the Viennese classics - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Maestro Damev is well-known to Russian audiences as he has been collaborating with various ensembles in Russia for more than 20 years. Mischa Damev is head of the Migros Culture Percentage Classics, an international programme initiated by one of Switzerland’s largest retail companies Migros to promote classical music among general public, as well as to facilitate contact between emerging talents and acclaimed musical masters. In this capacity, he regularly introduces young gifted performers to the audience and help them find their way into the world’s musical orbit.

The evening at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will feature a promising St Petersburg-born Russian pianist, Zarina Shimanskaya, who already performed with maestro Damev at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. Zarina Shimanskaya frequently tours with solo and chamber projects both in our country and abroad. A special place in her extensive repertoire is occupied by Mozart, whose works she often includes into her programmes, performing them at major musical venues, including the famous Mozarteum in the composer’s homeland - Saburg. In her performance, Shimanskaya does not merely count on an external effect, her performance is distinguished by invariable stylistic accuracy and exclusive conformity to the composer’s intent.

On 24 December, Pavel Smelkov will be conducting the Primorsky Stage soloists, Chorus and Orchestra in a concert featuring works by Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rubinstein, Strauss, as well as Napoleon and Russian folk songs. December 27 will see a concluding concert of the year with Darrell Ang on the conductor's podium. The programme includes the introduction to the opera Khovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky, the symphonic suite Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, The Cello Concerto by Antonín Dvořák, soloing Yelizaveta Sushchenko.

07.12.2017

On 7 December at 18:00 the foyer of the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will host the opening of the art photography exhibition Elegant Classics. Ballet at the Core “The Hermitage-Vladivostok” – the first joint project of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok and the Primorsky State Picture Gallery (The Hermitage-Vladivostok).

On 7 December at 18:00 the foyer of the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will host the opening of the art photography exhibition Elegant Classics. Ballet at the Core “The Hermitage-Vladivostok” – the first joint project of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok and the Primorsky State Picture Gallery (The Hermitage-Vladivostok).

The project's curator Svetlana Rusnak has come for the opening of the exhibition, as have photographers whose works are featured in the exhibition – Ilya Korotkov, Irina Popovich and Alexander Filkin. The exhibition heralds the latest tour by the ballet company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (Vladivostok), which will run from 17 to 21 January 2018 at the historic Mariinsky Theatre (St Petersburg).

The photo-sessions of soloists of the ballet company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre were held at the as yet unfinished Hermitage-Vladivostok centre between May 2016 and May 2017. The exhibition will display a total of thirty-six art photographs by three photographers: Ilya Korotkov, Irina Popovich and Alexander Filkin. All of the works have been printed on hanji paper (Korea). The exhibition was first displayed during the festival Hermitage Days in Vladivostok 2017.

The exhibition runs until late January 2018. Entry to the exhibition is permitted only on presentation of a ticket to events at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre.

04.12.2017

On December 16 at 19:00, the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will be hosting a premiere of the Russian choral opera Boyarina Morozova by Rodion Shchedrin. The only performance will take place at the Chamber Hall of the Theatre on the composer’s birthday. The stage production of the opera will be presented by the Krasnoyarsk Choral Ensemble “Tebe poem”, directed by the Honoured Artist of Russia, Konstantin Yakobson, and artists of the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage.

On December 16 at 19:00, the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will be hosting a premiere of the Russian choral opera Boyarina Morozova by Rodion Shchedrin. The only performance will take place at the Chamber Hall of the Theatre on the composer’s birthday. The stage production of the opera will be presented by the Krasnoyarsk Choral Ensemble “Tebe poem”, directed by the Honoured Artist of Russia, Konstantin Yakobson, and artists of the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage.

In 2017 the Mariinsky Theatre is widely celebrating Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin's 85th birthday. Concerts and performances by the Mariinsky Theatre have been dedicated to his anniversary year in St Petersburg, Vladivostok and Vladikavkaz. In December there will be special events marking Rodion Shchedrin's anniversary in Moscow, Tula, St Petersburg, Vladivostok and Munich.

Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin's music holds a special position in the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre. Over the years of creative friendship with the composer, the Mariinsky Theatre has produced many of his works, several of them for the first time. Here most of his operas and three of his five ballets have been staged, in addition to frequent performances of his symphonic works.

The Second International Mariinsky Far East Festival in Vladivostok was also dedicated to the anniversary of this great Russian composer, its programme featured: Piano Concerto No. 1 performed by Japanese pianist Kanon Matsuda and the opera The Enchanted Wanderer performed by the soloists, Chorus and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Valery Gergiev. The Primorsky Stage’s current repertoire includes Carmen Suite to music by Georges Bizet-Rodion Shchedrin.

Boyarina Morozova is an original choral opera, telling a story of the famous religious dissenter Feodosia Morozova, and depicted by the author in the score with an unusual instrumentation: instead of the orchestra, the composer used singing of four soloists and the chorus accompanied only by trumpet, timpani and percussion. The opera’s premiere in Moscow in 2006 became an important cultural event and Boyarina Morozova was acclaimed by music experts as one of the best operatic works of the beginning of the 21th century. After that, a concert version of the opera was on many occasions performed by various ensembles, through the composer himself expressed a wish to see its staged production.

The production staged by the Honoured Artist of Russia, Vasily Vavilov premiered at the closing of the Winter Surikov Festival of Art in Krasnoyarsk at the end of January 2015. The laconic in terms of its stage design, but, at the same time, highly expressive production, performed by the Tebe Poem Choral Ensemble, received rave reviews in the press and a positive response from the author: “A huge emotional impression, everything without exception is beyond all praise. What gigantic work you have done to achieve such a powerful outburst of feelings through musical intonation! My sincere congratulations to everybody involved. And my author’s gratitude…” wrote Rodion Shchedrin after watching a video of the Krasnoyarsk production to the artistic director of the ensemble, Konstantin Yakobson.

29.11.2017

On 28 November, the Primorsky Stage Opera soloist Alena Diyanova made a successful Mariinsky Theatre debut in St Petersburg. She brilliantly performed the part of Senta in Richard Wagner ’s Der fliegende Holländer on stage of the Mariinsky-2 where she was partnered by Yevgeny Nikitin, Sergei Skorokhodov and Mikhail Petrenko.

On 28 November, the Primorsky Stage Opera soloist Alena Diyanova made a successful Mariinsky Theatre debut in St Petersburg. She brilliantly performed the part of Senta in Richard Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer on stage of the Mariinsky-2 where she was partnered by Yevgeny Nikitin, Sergei Skorokhodov and Mikhail Petrenko. Conductor — Michael Guettler.

A graduate of the Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory, Alena Diyanova is an owner of a powerful and beautiful voice, excellent vocal technique, which allows her to perform most diverse operatic parts. Her repertoire includes both lyrical and dramatic roles: Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Violetta Valery in La traviata, Oxana in Christmas Eve, Floria Tosca in Tosca, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Lisa in The Queen of Spades.

In 2016 and 2017, the artist participated in the International Mariinsky Far East Festival where she won acclaim by international critics. This October, she made a successful debut in Der fliegende Holländer at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, having prepared the part of Senta with leading concert masters and coaches of the Mariinsky Theatre.

28.11.2017

One of the most renowned Japanese artists, internationally acclaimed Misa Kuranaga will perform the title part in Giselle at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (2 December). It will be the first performance of the Boston Ballet principal dancer in Vladivostok.

One of the most renowned Japanese artists, internationally acclaimed Misa Kuranaga will perform the title part in Giselle at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (2 December). It will be the first performance of the Boston Ballet principal dancer in Vladivostok.

Misa Kuranaga’s dancing career is one of the most brilliant ones among the Japanese ballet artists. After studying at the School of American Ballet in San-Francisco, she joined the Boston Ballet in 2003. During the following six years, Misa Kuranaga rose through the ranks from a corp de ballet member to a principal dancer and became a recipient of gold medals at prestigious international competitions in Switzerland, Russia and the USA.

In 2006, she was named one of “25 To Watch” by influential Dance Magazine. “Misa Kuranaga defies most conceptions of classical ballerinas. ... but she packs everything into one small figure — ... she’s expressive, elegant, and versatile.” noted The Tech’s reviewer, Ray Wang.

In addition to her career with the Boston Ballet, Misa Kuranaga has been a guest performer with the New York City Ballet and the Vail International Dance Festival (Colorado, USA), as well as travelled all over the world, performing in galas. The artist’s repertoire includes leading parts in ballets by Marius Petipa, Rudolf Nureyev, John Cranko, Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Jiří Kylián,William Forsythe and many other celebrated choreographers. In 2017, Misa Kuranaga has been nominated for the prestigious Benois de la Danse award for her portrayal of Tatiana in John Cranko's Onegin and Medora in Ivan Liška's Le Corsaire.

22.11.2017

The December Playbill of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre presents an intense symphonic programme, featuring performance of the Boston Ballet principal dancer Misa Kuranaga (Japan) and the best productions from Russian and European classical legacy.

The December Playbill of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre presents an intense symphonic programme, featuring performance of the Boston Ballet principal dancer Misa Kuranaga (Japan) and the best productions from Russian and European classical legacy.

The principal guest artist of the month is Misa Kuranaga, the Boston Ballet prima-ballerina, a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the gold medal in the junior division of the 9th Moscow International Ballet Competition and the gold medal in the senior division of the 2006 USA International Ballet Competition. She will perform the title role in Adolphe Adam’s ballet Giselle (December 2).

The Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage will perform under the batons of guest conductors Mischa Damev from Switzerland (December 13) and Darrell Ang from Singapore (December 27). The intense symphonic playbill will also include New Year’s Eve gala-concerts conducted by the Theatre’s principal conductor Pavel Smelkov, which will take place at the Great Hall of the Primorsky Stage (December 24), at the All-Russian Children’s Centre “Ocean” (December 20), at the Far East Federal University (December 22) and at the House of the Russian Army Officers in Ussuriysk (December 23). The Theatre’s chamber repertoire in December will feature an Evening of Instrumental Music (December 2) to be held at the Chamber Hall of the Primorsky Stage.

A series of performances by the Primorsky Stage ballet company, which has just returned from a successful tour in Seoul (South Korea), in December will include ballets of world heritage: Le Corsaire by Adolphe Adam (December 7), the. ballet-féerie The Sleeping Beauty (December 10, at 14:00 and 19:00) and the legendary Mariinsky production of Swan Lake (December 15) by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The 135th anniversary since Igor Stravinsky’s birth will be honoured with an evening of old and contemporary choreography, centered around one of the composer’s most renowned ballets - The Firebird (December 17).

An operatic premiere of December – Rodion Shchedrin’s Boyarina Morozova, timed to mark the composer’s 85th anniversary, – will be presented by the Tebe Poem (We Sing to Thee) Choral Ensemble from Krasnoyarsk. To date, this production is the only staged performance of this Russian choral opera.

The month’s playbill will open with the so-much-loved by the Primorsky Stage audience refined operatic productions of Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (December 1), Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (December 3). They will be followed by one of the world's most famous operas Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi (December 8) and The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (December 9), The Love for Three Oranges by Sergei Prokofiev (December 14). The centerpiece of the operatic playbill will be festive performances of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve (December 21, 26 and 28, January 5, 6, 7).

The New Year Celebration events will culminate with Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s fairy-tale ballet-féerie The Nutcracker (December 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and January 2, 3, 4).

20.11.2017

On November 18 and 19 Vladivostok for the first time hosted a series of events organized as a part of the project: Valery Gergiev's Arts Centres for Young Talents of Russia, which included master classes in choral conducting, violin and flute held at the Primorsky Stage of Mariinsky Theatre.

On November 18 and 19 Vladivostok for the first time hosted a series of events organized as a part of the project: Valery Gergiev's Arts Centres for Young Talents of Russia, which included master classes in choral conducting, violin and flute held at the Primorsky Stage of Mariinsky Theatre.

The project Valery Gergiev's Arts Centres for Young Talents of Russia is implemented by the Mariinsky Theatre with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and covers European Russia, Siberia and the Far East.

The Project is aimed at preservation of Russian cultural heritage, development and promotion of education in the sphere of culture and arts in the regions, finding and fostering gifted children. Valery Gergiev on many occasions stressed high importance of work with young talents. The project Valery Gergiev's Arts Centres for Young Talents of Russia is a continuation of educational and information programmes of the Mariinsky Theatre.

In Vladivostok, master-classes were given by the Mariinsky Children’s Chorus Master Dmitry Ralko, the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra artist Andrei Tyan (violin) and the leader of the flute section of the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage Orest Severin (flute).

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