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On May 24 the concert will take place for the Slavic Written Language and Culture Day in the Great Hall of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre

On May 24 the concert will take place for the Slavic Written Language and Culture Day in the Great Hall of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Russian classics will sound during the first part of the concert. The audience will be able to hear masterpieces by Mikhail Glinka, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Tenor Ilya Astafurov and basso Sergei Sevastyanov, soloists of the Primorsky Stage, will sing the cantata The Song of Oleg the Wise by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The Symphony Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will be under the baton of Pavel Smelkov, a Principal Conductor.

The second part of the concert will open with an appearance of the Academic Choir of the Far Eastern Federal University, conducted by Elena Petukhova, an Honored Cultural Worker of Russia. Soviet authors’ songs will come next. They will be sung by the Massed Children’s Choir of Vladivostok, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Valery Trubin-Leonov. The second-part program is to include compositions by Nikolay Kedrov Sr., Georgy Sviridov, Aleksandra Pakhmutova, Georgy Struve, Yevgeny Krylatov, Veniamin Basner, Isaak Dunayevsky, and many more.

The Massed Children’s Choir of Vladivostok comprised the Academic Choir of the Far Eastern Federal University, the Exemplary Choir “Scarlet Sails” of the S.Prokofiev Children’s Art School No. 1, the Junior School Choir of the Primorsky Regional College of Arts, a Choir of the Exemplary Chorus Studio “Kammerton”, a Choir of the Children’s Music School No. 2, the Choir “Assol” of the Children’s Art School No. 3, the Vocal Ensemble “Assol” of the Vladivostok City Children’s Activity Center, the Exemplary Choir “Rainbow” of the Children’s Art School No. 6, a Choir of the Children’s Art School No. 5, the Exemplary Choir “Boys” of the Children’s Art School No. 6, and the Choir “Little Silver Notes” of the Children’s Art School No. 4.

The Slavic Written Language and Culture Day is annually celebrated in Russia. The celebration is arranged to coincide with the Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius Brothers, Equal-to-the-Apostles, who created the Cyrillic alphabet and thereby marked the beginning of the Slavic written language. Since 2017, at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, the annual gala concert has been given by the best children and adults’ choirs accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra. The main purpose of the concert is popularizing Russian culture through the art of choral singing.

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On May 22, 2022, tenor Dmitry Demidchik, Diploma-recipient and special prize-winner at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, will appear at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre

On May 22, 2022, tenor Dmitry Demidchik, Diploma-recipient and special prize-winner at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, will appear at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

On May 22, 2022, the singer will perform the role of Herman, one of the best-known and most difficult tenor roles, in the classic Russian opera The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Soloists of the Primorsky Stage such as Marat Mukhametzyanov as Count Tomsky, Alexei Bublik as Prince Yeletsky, Irina Kolodyazhnaya as the Countess, Elena Razgulyaeva as Liza, and Tatiana Makarchuk as Polina will be his companions on the stage. The Orchestra will be under the baton of Pavel Smelkov, Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage.

Dmitry Demidchik is also a prizewinner at the International Stanisław Moniuszko Competition (Minsk, 2002), the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (Saint Petersburg, 2008), the XVIII Festival and Competition of Graduate Vocalists of Higher Music Institutions of Russia (Kazan, 2010), and the I All-Russian Young Vocalists’ Competition The Future of Musical Theatre (Omsk, 2012).

In 2003 Dmitry Demidchik completed his studies at the Ogiński School of Music. In 2010 he graduated from the Saint Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. While still a student at the Saint Petersburg Conservatoire he took part in master classes given by such most acclaimed and loved artists as Vladimir Atlantov, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Chernov, Larisa Gergieva, Elena Obraztsova and Gegam Grigorian.

Dmitry Demidchik has appeared with the Mariinsky Theatre on tour in Finland, France, Spain, the USA, and Japan.

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On May 13, 2022 the Soul of Dance prize awarding ceremony and the Gala Concert took place on the Main Stage of the Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre. The Soul of Dance award was established by the Ballet Magazine jointly with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in 1994

On May 13, 2022 the Soul of Dance prize awarding ceremony and the Gala Concert took place on the Main Stage of the Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre. The Soul of Dance award was established by the Ballet Magazine jointly with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in 1994.

The prize in the Knight of Dance nomination was solemnly awarded to Eldar Aliev, Ballet Artistic Director of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, Honored Artistic Creator of Russia.

The same night, before the Moscow public, several soloists of the Primorsky Stage Ballet performed the choreographic piece Inspiration choreographed by Eldar Aliev to music by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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On April 8, 2022 Dmitry Migulyov, a soloist of the Primorsky Stage Opera, was awarded the Grand Prix at the XII International Competition of Young Musicians Musical Vladivostok 2022 in the Academic Vocal category (class of Associate Professor E.A. Glushenko). Professor A.P. Smirnov, an Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra of the Primorsky Regional Philharmonic Society, who was given the title of an Honored Artist of Russia, was a chairman of the judges

On April 8, 2022 Dmitry Migulyov, a soloist of the Primorsky Stage Opera, was awarded the Grand Prix at the XII International Competition of Young Musicians Musical Vladivostok 2022 in the Academic Vocal category (class of Associate Professor E.A. Glushenko). Professor A.P. Smirnov, an Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra of the Primorsky Regional Philharmonic Society, who was given the title of an Honored Artist of Russia, was a chairman of the judges.

The International Competition of Young Musicians is biyearly held at the Far Eastern State Institute of Arts and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the newspaper Musical Review, the Russian Association of Music Competitions, the Primorsky Region Administration, and the Vladivostok Administration. 

Dmitry Migulyov has served as a soloist of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre from August 2019. He studied at the Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory from 2012 to 2014. In January 2018 he performed as a soloist of the Black Sea Fleet’s Song and Dance Ensemble during the company’s tour over Spain and Portugal. In 2019 he graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. Dmitry Migulyov was a prizewinner at the 47th All-Russian Review Contest of Music College Graduates in Saint Petersburg in 2019.

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In 2022 the Russian music community celebrates the jubilee of the exceptional composer, Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915). The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre has timed the three-evening cycle of concerts “Scriabin – 150” to coincide with this event. The cycle encompasses all orchestral compositions by Scriabin

In 2022 the Russian music community celebrates the jubilee of the exceptional composer, Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915). The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre has timed the three-evening cycle of concerts “Scriabin – 150” to coincide with this event. The cycle encompasses all orchestral compositions by Scriabin.

On May 20 the second concert from the cycle “Scriabin – 150: All Composition for Orchestra” will be given in the Great Hall. Pavel Smelkov, a Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage, will conduct the Symphony No. 2 in C minor and Prometheus: The Poem of Fire. Ivan Kuligovsky, a Vladivostok guest pianist who was a prizewinner at many international competitions, will solo at the concert.

Alexander Scriabin is considered an outstanding composer, brilliant pianist, philosopher, and daring pioneer in music. He was the first person to include a color keyboard part in his scores and to introduce the idea of color music. For him, each tone or chord symbolized a color or color scheme. The composer aimed at joining opportunities of sound and visual arts; names of some compositions of his include images that relate to light or fire in one way or another.

Scriabin’s Symphony No. 2 expresses the main idea of the composer’s works: the man has to oppose evil, which he can subdue by his will.

Prometheus: The Poem of Fire is the last of Scriabin’s completed orchestral works. The poem is loosely based on the Greek story of Prometheus, whose image serves only as a symbol for Scriabin. According to the composer’s design, the whole harmonic-and-melodic pattern of Prometheus is deduced from a six-note chord that sounds at the very beginning of the poem. In the theory of music it is called “the chord of Prometheus”. In the final climax the chord of Prometheus turns into an exultant major triad that reflects symbolically the transformation of chaos into world harmony.

Pavel Smelkov, a Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage, reports on Scriabin’s works, “As the most brilliant exponent of the age, Scriabin began his career, drawing on the achievements of European romantic music. By the nonsensical close of his days, Scriabin could translate novel cosmic-scale images into music and reach the tightest form with his melodically harmonic idiom. I am sure that Scriabin’s music extraordinaire will strike a deep chord in the hearts of the Maritime Territory’s public and evoke emotions they has never felt, which combine astonishment, immersion and admiration.”

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On May 11, 2022 two one-act ballets will be premiered by the Primorsky Stage Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. The public will be able to see Sergei Prokofiev’s Visions fugitives choreographed by Dmitry Pimonov and Phaedra, a recent premiere at the Primorsky Stage, which was choreographed by the Danish choreographer Flemming Flindt to music by Philip Glass, one of the best known American composers

On May 11, 2022 two one-act ballets will be premiered by the Primorsky Stage Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. The public will be able to see Sergei Prokofiev’s Visions fugitives choreographed by Dmitry Pimonov and Phaedra, a recent premiere at the Primorsky Stage, which was choreographed by the Danish choreographer Flemming Flindt to music by Philip Glass, one of the best known American composers.

In 1986, in Dallas, the legendary Danish choreographer Flemming Flindt staged Phaedra tailoring the ballet for his wife Vivi Flindt, a Danish ballet dancer. At that time he was inspired by characters of the tragedy by Euripides, an ancient Greek dramatist. The plot focuses on Phaedra’s longing for her stepson. Phaedra unbosoms herself to Hippolytus to be rejected by him. The tragic ending is inevitable.

To recreate the rarely performed ballet Phaedra at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre was an initiative of Eldar Aliev, a Ballet Artistic Director. Jacob Sparso, a Danish assistant choreographer who first performed the role of King Theseus’s son Hippolytus, staged the ballet. Pyotr Okunev, a Chief Designer of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, embodied the conception of Beni Montresor, an Italian artist and set designer. All lighting solutions were developed by Toni Tucci, an American lighting designer who is well known to the international scenic community, in particular, for his ballet designs.

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The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre invites you to enjoy a ballet from the treasury house of timeless classics on May 6, 2022. It will be The Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The primary roles of Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré will be performed by Yekaterina Osmolkina and Alexei Timofeyev, ballet soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre invites you to enjoy a ballet from the treasury house of timeless classics on May 6, 2022. It will be The Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The primary roles of Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré will be performed by Yekaterina Osmolkina and Alexei Timofeyev, ballet soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. Ballet soloists and dancers of the Primorsky Stage, such as Saki Nishida, Lilia Berezhnova, Yuri Zinnurov, Lada Sartakova, and Shizuru Kato, will become their companions on the stage. The symphony orchestra is to be conducted by Anton Torbeev.

Yekaterina Osmolkina is an Honored Artist of Russia and a prizewinner at many international competitions. She was a recipient of Saint Petersburg’s highest scenic award “Golden Sophit” for the best female role in Le Réveil de Flore in the 2006/2007 season. 

Alexei Timofeyev is a prizewinner at international ballet competitions. He was a recipient of the diploma for his high level of artistry and his contribution to the development of Bashkortostan’s choreography at the 16th Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Festival in 2010.

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On May 13 the Dance Sole Award ceremony and the gala concert will be performed at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. The award was established by the Ballet Magazine jointly with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in 1994. It is to be given to Russian cultural professionals for their outstanding achievements in developing the national choreography

On May 13 the Dance Sole Award ceremony and the gala concert will be performed at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. The award was established by the Ballet Magazine jointly with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in 1994. It is to be given to Russian cultural professionals for their outstanding achievements in developing the national choreography.

During the solemn ceremony, Eldar Aliev, a Ballet Artistic Director of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, who was granted the title of an Honored Art Worker, will be given the award in the Dance Knight nomination. Among the award winners there were many prominent figures such as Yuri Grigorovich, Maya Plisetskaya, Vladimir Vasiliev, Ulyana Lopatkina, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vishneva, and so forth.

The same night the gala concert will be given, at which the Primorsky Stage Ballet will first appear in Moscow to represent the choreographic piece Inspiration choreographed by Eldar Aliev to Sergei Rachmaninoff’s music. Some award winners, artists from other theaters and students of Russian dance colleges will also take part in the concert.

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On May 9 and May 29 the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will represent the grand opera Khovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky in concert

On May 9 and May 29 the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will represent the grand opera Khovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky in concert.

Modest Musorgsky’s Khovanshchina is a distinctive name in Russian operatic music. It is no wonder that critics have dubbed the opera a “chronicle of Russian life”, and the composer himself has named it nothing less than a “national musical drama”. The historical plot and individual music language closely resembling intonations of living speech, a large cast and “speaking” orchestra are the components that have enabled this composition to be of paramount importance.

Musorgsky’s score is excitingly exuberant and realistic. Various large-scale choral scenes, lyrical arias of heroes and heroines, highly emotional dialogues, and colorful orchestral canvases able to depict everything – from the dawn on the Moscow River to the terrible tragic fire – have generated its own musical universe. This is the reason why performing Khovanshchina in concert is not a middle-ground alternative to performing it in scenery but a self-contained format that allows the public to hear all rich voices and understand all subtleties in this great operatic drama.

On May 9 the primary roles in Khovanshchina will be sung by opera soloists of the Primorsky Stage such as Laura Bustamante, Sergei Sevastyanov, Yevgeny Plekhanov, Mingiyan Odzhaev, Alexei Smirnov, Vyacheslav Vasilyev, and Ilya Astafurov. The baton will be held by Pavel Smelkov, Principal Conductor.

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In April the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage collaborates with Vladislav Karklin, a guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre and the Primorsky Stage and Artistic Director of the Krasnodar Musical Theatre

In April the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage collaborates with Vladislav Karklin, a guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre and the Primorsky Stage and Artistic Director of the Krasnodar Musical Theatre.

On April 22 and April 23, 2022 the maestro conducted at the premiere performances of the well-known opera Madama Butterfly by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, after David Belasco’s drama of the same name. The opera was directed by Mariusz Treliński and designed by Boris Kudlička.

Vladislav Karklin is a prizewinner at many international competitions. He graduated with honors from the St. Petersburg Conservatory (clarinet class of Professor Adil Fyodorov). He attended the symphony conducting class of Professor Ilya Musin, and in 2000 he trained under Professor Alexander Titov. He completed with honors his postgraduate clarinet studies at the Robert Schumann Hochschule für Musik in Düsseldorf in 1997 and his piano and symphony conducting studies in 2002.

Between 2005 and 2009 Vladislav Karklin was Deputy Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Stadttheater in Passau (Germany). He served as Guest Conductor of the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra from 2009 to 2011 and worked as a conductor at the Staatstheater Darmstadt from 2010 to 2013. He collaborates with the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (USA), the Mikhailovsky Theatre, the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Moscow’s Helicon Opera, and others.

He has been a regular guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre since 2011 and a guest conductor at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok since 2016.

On April 27, 2022 Vladislav Karklin is to conduct at the third premiere performance of Madama Butterfly opera in Vladivostok.

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