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07.09.2020

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) requires foreigners to go into lockdown for 14 calendar days from the date of arrival in Russia. Since some artists of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre of foreign nationality are expected to return from their holidays to Vladivostok, the decision is taken to cancel all repertoire performances for the period from September 11, 2020 to September 20, 2020

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) requires foreigners to go into lockdown for 14 calendar days from the date of arrival in Russia. Since some artists of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre of foreign nationality are expected to return from their holidays to Vladivostok, the decision is taken to cancel all repertoire performances for the period from September 11, 2020 to September 20, 2020.

If you bought a ticket at the Primorsky Stage, please, apply for ticket refund to its booking office at 20 Fastovskaya Street, Vladivostok.

If you bought an electronic ticket on the official website of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, please, fill in an application form and send it to tickets-prim@mariinsky.ru within 30 business days from the date of the performance or concert cancelled.

Thank you for your understanding and support!

07.09.2020

On September 6, 2020 the pinnacle annual event at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre – the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival, Vladivostok – was closed with Sergei Prokofiev’s War and Peace. The epic opera featured stars of the two companies: guest soloists from Saint Petersburg and artists of the Primorsky Stage. The baton was held by Pavel Smelkov, a Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage

August 14, 2020 – September 6, 2020

Artistic Director: Valery Gergiev

On September 6, 2020 the pinnacle annual event at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre – the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival, Vladivostok – was closed with Sergei Prokofiev’s War and Peace. The epic opera featured stars of the two companies: guest soloists from Saint Petersburg and artists of the Primorsky Stage. The baton was held by Pavel Smelkov, a Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage.

The bottom line of the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival, Vladivostok, may be described as follows:

  • Four opera premieres in the Russian Far East: Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo staged by Yuri Alexandrov; Sergei Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel; Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana; Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (concert performance);
  • Fikret Amirov’s A Thousand and One Nights ballet premiere choreographed by Eldar Aliev;
  • Audience of over 13,000 people;
  • 19 performances and concerts for 24 days.

On August 14, 2020 the Festival was opened with the ballet premiere of Fikret Amirov’s A Thousand and One Nights choreographed by Eldar Aliev. The key parts were performed by guest soloists of the Mariinsky Ballet and leading artists of the Primorsky Stage including Anna Samostrelova, Kanat Nadyrbek, Sergei Umanetc, Saki Nishida, Lilia Berezhnova, Katerina Floria, Yuri Zinnurov, Yekaterina Chebykina, Renata Shakirova, and Roman Belyakov. Apart from the Saint Petersburg dancers, Ramin Azimov and Ayyub Guliyev were invited to be guests of Vladivostok; the former played the Azerbaijani tar and the latter conducted the ballet, being a Principal Conductor and a Musical Director of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, who is conferred the title of an Honored Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan and is a recipient of the Presidential Prize and a prize-winner at a number of international competitions.

Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo staged by Yuri Alexandrov was another premiere at the Festival. The opera featured the world-famous bass Ildar Abdrazakov, a Mariinsky Theatre soloist. For the first time at the Primorsky Stage, he appeared as Philip II to sing one of his key roles. The baton was held by maestro Valery Gergiev.

In Vladivostok some compositions first sounded in their concert versions that were recently added to the opera repertoire of the Primorsky Stage. Among them there were: Sergei Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel with its powerful music soaked in mysticism, which was recovered by a new cast after a lapse of eight years; Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana as one of the classic verismo operas; and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (3rd act of the opera) as Richard Wagner’s genial masterpiece prepared by Primorsky Stage artists under a stay-at-home order. The three operas in their concert versions were performed under the baton of Valery Gergiev; the name parts were sung by leading soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre, including Yevgeny Nikitin, Elena Stikhina, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Irina Churilova, Yulia Matochkina, Anna Kiknadze, Sergei Skorokhodov, Mikhail Petrenko, and Roman Burdenko.

The Mariinsky opera stars descended upon the Primorsky Stage to appear in its repertory performances, too. Yulia Matochkina, Vladislav Kupriyanov and Sergei Skorokhodov sang in The Tsar’s Bride by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Vladislav Sulimsky appeared as Rigoletto to sing one of his title parts in Giuseppe Verdi’s opera. Aida, a large-scale opera by Giuseppe Verdi, featured the best cast of the Mariinsky Opera: Ekaterina Semenchuk as Amneris, Roman Burdenko as Amonastro, Yevgeny Nikitin as Ramfis, and Mikhail Petrenko as the Pharaoh. The title role was sung by Elena Stikhina, a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre.

The Festival was added with Evenings of Modern Choreography in which productions of young choreographers and well-known masters of the 20th century were combined, and with large classic ballets such as Don Quixote and The Sleeping Beauty featuring soloists from Saint Petersburg. The program of the Evenings of Modern Choreography included: Inspiration choreographed by Eldar Aliev to music by Sergei Rachmaninoff’; Visions fugitives recently choreographed at the Primorsky Stage by Dmitry Pimonov to music by Sergei Prokofiev; and Le Parc, a masterpiece by the French avant-garde choreographer Angelin Preljocaj to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which was first performed at the Primorsky Stage. Additionally, Carmen Suite, a famous one-act ballet by Alberto Alonso to music by Georges Bizet – Rodion Shchedrin, was performed.

During the media conference which was held at the Festival Valery Gergiev, the Artistic Director and the Principal Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre, in particular said, “Today’s Vladivostok goes ahead to become a mainstay of opera culture throughout Russia”.

30.08.2020

On August 29, 2020 the media conference was held at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre by Valery Gergiev, an Artistic Director and a Principal Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre. The maestro arrived to Vladivostok together with the Mariinsky Orchestra to take part in four premieres at the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival

On August 29, 2020 the media conference was held at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre by Valery Gergiev, an Artistic Director and a Principal Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre. The maestro arrived to Vladivostok together with the Mariinsky Orchestra to take part in four premieres at the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival.

When asked by media reporters, Valery Gergiev gave the following answers particularly:

“No doubt, these six months interrupted our work. In Saint Petersburg, we were in abeyance for a short time, but from the end of April we have started preparing about twenty operas… That is more than at the most of the other world-known theatres yearly. Our resources are still vast. Having had our stages in Vladivostok and Vladikavkaz and planned to open our stage in Kemerovo, we know that any work that is staged in Saint Petersburg will be performed in Vladivostok or elsewhere.”

“We are one team, one family. In addition to traditional performances of our ballet company – there were some in Saint Petersburg – performances of our opera company have become a tradition, too. In Moscow we staged The Tsar’s Bride; the opera was a really great performance and had the appreciative audience. As well as some other works, it was surely performed in Saint Petersburg. It seems to me that the tradition will be continued notwithstanding any restrictions. No doubt, the restrictions will be maintained; we cannot stage a large-scale ballet or opera where there is an incredible amount of dancers or chorus singers on the stage.”

“Today’s Vladivostok goes ahead to become a mainstay of opera culture throughout Russia. We understand well that some theatres to the east of Moscow or Saint Petersburg are making themselves known and going to compete silently somehow. Someone could stage unusual performances; someone can prepare an unusual repertoire. Out task is to make the both, and most importantly, any ballet or opera that is in the repertoire here should be performed not two or three but 15 to 20 times.”

“Absolutely nothing can change our mind to reach for the stars.”

29.08.2020

On August 28, 2020 the string of premieres was started with a concert performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel with its powerful music soaked in mysticism. The opera was recovered by a new cast after a lapse of eight years. Brilliantly starring in the premiere in Saint Petersburg last week, Elena Stikhina and Yevgeny Nikitin appeared as Renata and Ruprecht at the Primorsky Stage

On August 28, 2020 the string of premieres was started with a concert performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel with its powerful music soaked in mysticism. The opera was recovered by a new cast after a lapse of eight years. Brilliantly starring in the premiere in Saint Petersburg last week, Elena Stikhina and Yevgeny Nikitin appeared as Renata and Ruprecht at the Primorsky Stage.

On August 29, 2020 Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo is to be first performed at the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival, Vladivostok. Based on the tragedy of the same name by Friedrich von Schiller, the opera in four acts will be performed in nobly twilit tones that set the scene in Spain in the 19th century. The opera is staged by an Italian team guided by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti. The opera features the world-famous bass Ildar Abdrazakov, a Mariinsky Theatre soloist. For the first time at the Primorsky Stage, he appears as Philip II to sing one of his key roles. Together with Ildar Abdrazakov, the star cast includes Sergei Skorokhodov as Don Carlo, Vladislav Sulimsky as Rodrigo, Mikhail Petrenko as the Grand Inquisitor, Irina Churilova as Elisabeth de Valois, and Yulia Matochkina as Princess Eboli. The baton will be held by Valery Gergiev.

Some works will first sound in their concert versions that have been recently recovered or added to the opera repertoire of the Primorsky Stage. Among them there is Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana as one of the classic verismo operas, which digs in a lot of opera repertoires. On August 30, 2020 the opera will feature Ekaterina Semenchuk, a world-known star who will sing the role of Santuzza. Another leading roles will be performed by Akhmed Agadi as Turiddu, Anna Kiknadze as Lola, Roman Burdenko as Alfio, and Elena Vitman as Lucia. At night Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (3rd act of the opera) will be performed; this masterpiece is rarely staged in Russia and has been prepared under a stay-at-home order. The parts will be sung by leading soloists of the Mariinsky Opera including Mikhail Petrenko as Hans Sachs, Irina Churilova as Eva, Sergei Skorokhodov as Walther von Stolzing, Andrei Popov as David, Roman Burdenko as Sixtus Beckmesser, and Anna Kiknadze as Magdalena. All premieres are performed under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

Please, be reminded that the Festival was opened on August 14, 2020 with Fikret Amirov’s A Thousand and One Nights that was choreographed by Eldar Aliev, a Ballet Master in Chief of the Primorsky Stage. The ballet was highly acclaimed by spectators who considered it as a true gift to ballet lovers. At the Festival the ballet will be also performed on September 3, 2020 but the performance has been fully booked up.

Finally, on September 5, 2020 and September 6, 2020, Sergei Prokofiev’s War and Peace will be performed under the baton of Pavel Smelkov, a Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage. This opera being the last spring premiere in the 2019/2020 season, will unite the Saint Petersburg and Vladivostok opera companies and become a spectacular finale of the three-week music festival.

24.08.2020

Ballet company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok, Russia is looking for professional dancers (maximum age: 28) for the positions of the Corp de ballet, Soloists and Principal dancers

Ballet company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok, Russia is looking for professional dancers (maximum age: 28) for the positions of the Corp de ballet, Soloists and Principal dancers.

Strong classical technique is required.

Auditions by invitation only!

Please send applications with video of ballet class (8-10 min. long), classical variations and CV to: Marina Cherkasova at audition.ballet@mariinsky.ru

07.08.2020

August 14, 2020 – September 6, 2020
Artistic Director: Valery Gergiev

From August 14 to September 6, 2020 the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival, Vladivostok, will be held at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. The Festival will start with A Thousand and One Nights ballet premiere to music by Fikret Amirov choreographed by Eldar Aliev, a Ballet Master in Chief of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. The four performances will be given on August 14, 15, 16 and September 3, 2020

August 14, 2020 – September 6, 2020
Artistic Director: Valery Gergiev

  • Opening with A Thousand and One Nights ballet premiere, music by Fikret Amirov, choreography by Eldar Aliev;
  • Parade of opera and ballet stars: Ildar Abdrazakov, Yevgeny Nikitin, Elena Stikhina, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Irina Churilova, Yulia Matochkina, Sergei Skorokhodov, Roman Burdenko, Vladislav Sulimsky, Mikhail Petrenko, Renata Shakirova;
  • First at the Primorsky Stage: Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Don Carlo staged by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti; Sergei Prokofiev’s opera The Fiery Angel; Pietro Mascagni’s opera Cavalleria rusticana; Richard Wagner’s opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (concert performance).

From August 14 to September 6, 2020 the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival, Vladivostok, will be held at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. The Festival will start with A Thousand and One Nights ballet premiere to music by Fikret Amirov choreographed by Eldar Aliev, a Ballet Master in Chief of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. The four performances will be given on August 14, 15, 16 and September 3, 2020.

Another Festival premiere is Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Don Carlo after the play of the same name by Friedrich von Schiller (August 29, 2020), which will feature the world-famous bass Ildar Abdrazakov, a Mariinsky Theatre soloist. For the first time at the Primorsky Stage, he will appear as Philippo II to perform one of his key roles. In Vladivostok the opera in four acts will be performed in nobly twilit tones that recreate the look and atmosphere of Spain in the 16thcentury. The opera is staged by an Italian team guided by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti. The baton will be held by Valery Gergiev.

In Vladivostok some compositions will first sound in their concert versions that are recently added to the opera repertoire of the Primorsky Stage. Among them there are: Sergei Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel with its powerful music soaked in mysticism, which was recovered by a new cast after a lapse of eight years; Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana as one of the classic verismo operas; and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (3rdact of the opera) as Richard Wagner’s genial masterpiece prepared by Primorsky Stage artists under a stay-at-home order. The three performances will be led by Valery Gergiev; the major roles are to be performed by leading soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg.

The Mariinsky Opera stars will descend upon the Primorsky Stage to appear in its repertory performances, too. Sergei Skorokhodov and Vladislav Kupriianov will sing in The Tsar’s Bride opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Vladislav Sulimsky will appear as Rigoletto to sing his title part which he has recently performed in Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of the same name on the historic stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. Aida, one of the most popular operas by Giuseppe Verdi, will feature the best cast: Ekaterina Semenchuk as Amneris, Roman Burdenko as Amonastro, Yevgeny Nikitin as Ramfis, and Mikhail Petrenko as the Pharaoh. The title role will be performed by Elena Stikhina, a soloist of the Mariinsky Opera and Mariinsky Opera of the Primorsky Stage.

Finally, on September 5 and 6, 2020, Sergei Prokofiev’s War and Peace will be performed under the baton of Pavel Smelkov, a Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. This opera is to be the last spring premiere in the 2019/2020 season, in which the Saint Petersburg and Vladivostok Opera Companies will unite and which will become a spectacular finale of the three-week music festival.

28.07.2020

From August 14 to August 16, 2020 the ballet A Thousand and One Nights to music by Fikret Amirov will be premiered at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre to open the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival, Vladivostok

From August 14 to August 16, 2020 the ballet A Thousand and One Nights to music by Fikret Amirov will be premiered at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre to open the V International Mariinsky Far East Festival, Vladivostok.

The ballet is choreographed by Eldar Aliev, a Ballet Master in Chief of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. “The music for A Thousand and One Nights was written by Fikret Amirov, an eminent Azerbaijan composer. Full of amazing beauty, the music is freely ornamented with dance movements, choreographically easy and picturesque. The choreographic solution is generally neoclassical with the scenic plastique reflecting the colorific charms of Oriental dances. Today the Mariinsky Ballet of the Primorsky Stage numbers over 90 dancers and is a company with whom a big work could be done,” – Eldar Aliev said.

The sets and costumes are designed by Pyotr Okunev, a Chief Designer of the Primorsky Stage. “In this ballet we would like to show the fantastically charming Orient. The performances will be classical but contemporary, not moth-eaten. The picturesque scenes will be combined with video projections. The sets for these performances were mainly made in Saint Petersburg, in the oldest scenery shops of the Mariinsky Theatre, and partially – for the first time in the Primorsky Stage history – here in Vladivostok where Saint Petersburg painters came to teach our specialists and work in collaboration with them,” – Pyotr Okunev said.

Tickets are available at the Playbill or in any booking office of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre from July 29, 2020.

27.07.2020

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Fraud upon resale of tickets to the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre has recently happened more frequently. Unauthorized ticket speculators set up scam websites that partially copy the design of our Theatre website and advertise them through Internet search systems to resell the tickets at inflated prices. On September 1, 2019 some amendments to the existing laws came into force to make such fraudulent activities illegal

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Fraud upon resale of tickets to the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre has recently happened more frequently. Unauthorized ticket speculators set up scam websites that partially copy the design of our Theatre website and advertise them through Internet search systems to resell the tickets at inflated prices. On September 1, 2019 some amendments to the existing laws came into force to make such fraudulent activities illegal.

The tickets for any performance or concert at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre are available in our Theatre ticket offices, on our official website at prim.mariinsky.ru or at any of the authorized organizations listed in the “Tickets” section of our website.

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre is not liable for any fake ticket purchased on a scam website and cannot guarantee that the purchaser would be allowed to attend the event especially if the ticket fails to specify its price or any other appropriate information.

Please, be careful to avoid trouble and caution your relatives and friends against a probable danger of fraud.

15.07.2020

Dear Guests!

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will remain closed to the public until 31 July 2020 due to the decision of the Governor of the Primorsky region No. 98-pg dated 14 July 2020 that prolongs the regime of high alert in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the Primorsky region

Dear Guests!

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will remain closed to the public until 31 July 2020 due to the decision of the Governor of the Primorsky region No. 98-pg dated 14 July 2020 that prolongs the regime of high alert in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the Primorsky region.

Performances and concerts have been postponed to later dates in accordance with the following season performance schedule. Tickets for rescheduled performances and concerts remain valid, and don’t need be returned.

Should you wish to return tickets for performances that have been postponed you may do so in the following way:

To return tickets acquired at theatre box-offices, you should apply to the box-offices of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre after the lifting of the quarantine.

For the return of e-tickets purchased on the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre's official website you must fill out a form and e-mail it to tickets-prim@mariinsky.ru no later than thirty working days after the date of the postponed performance or concert.

Thank you for your understanding and support at this time.

30.06.2020

Dear Guests!

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will remain closed to the public until 15 July 2020 due to the decision of the Governor of the Primorsky region No. 94-pg dated 30 June 2020 that prolongs the regime of high alert in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the Primorsky region

Dear Guests!

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will remain closed to the public until 15 July 2020 due to the decision of the Governor of the Primorsky region No. 94-pg dated 30 June 2020 that prolongs the regime of high alert in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the Primorsky region.

Performances and concerts have been postponed to later dates in accordance with the following season performance schedule. Tickets for rescheduled performances and concerts remain valid, and don’t need be returned.

Should you wish to return tickets for performances that have been postponed you may do so in the following way:

To return tickets acquired at theatre box-offices, you should apply to the box-offices of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre after the lifting of the quarantine.

For the return of e-tickets purchased on the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre's official website you must fill out a form and e-mail it to tickets-prim@mariinsky.ru no later than thirty working days after the date of the postponed performance or concert.

Thank you for your understanding and support at this time.

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