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October is going to be especially eventful for the Primorsky Stage. The audience will enjoy historical dramas, love tourbillions, an ancient Greek tragedy, extravagant modern ballet and performances for the very youngest

October is going to be especially eventful for the Primorsky Stage. The audience will enjoy historical dramas, love tourbillions, an ancient Greek tragedy, extravagant modern ballet and performances for the very youngest!

OPERA
October 2 and 14, 2022, will bring premiere performances of the famous opera by Tchaikovsky, which, unlike his other works, took him two years to compose! This is Mazepa. In Pushkin’s Poltava, the composer was primarily concerned with psychology, not politics. Maria is young, and Mazepa is old. The story seems implausible, but it is historically accurate. The whole drama unfolds against the vast historical background. Here, the love whirlpool and the scheming of the main characters are inseparable from historical events.

Video installations, a real film set on the stage, live donkey, cameramen with video cameras, breathtaking images and voices, all this awaits the Primorsky audience on October 7, 2022 in the one-act, but very eye-catching opera Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo. As conceived by the Stage Director Marat Gatsalov, Tonio is the author and provocateur of the entire classic love triangle story. This piece is his confession. And the famous aria “Vesti la giubba” performed by Canio is not only the emotional center of the whole drama, but also part of the gold reserves of the tenor repertoire.

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II is a “tempo di Viennese walzer” celebration of flirting and adventure. Our heroes even defy prison, having fun, singing and dancing there as they would in any other place. After all, happy is the one who walks past grief and worries! The enchanting dance operetta of the Austrian “Waltz King” will be performed on October 9, 2022.

On October 16, 2022, the soloists of the Primorsky Stage will tell the story of the legendary Tsar Boris Godunov in the opera of the same name. It’s no secret that the part of Boris Godunov is a true heart desire for basses. On Vladivostok stage, the first version of the opera written by Musorgsky in 1869 will be presented. The composer found his own, peculiar approach to the embodiment of Pushkin’s tragedy; the opera reveals the tragic image of the Tsar who assumed the exorbitant burden of political authority. We can see a man tormented by conscience, accused of a crime. The Adaptation Director of the performance for the Primorsky Stage, Sergei Bogoslavsky, took the famous play by Andrei Tarkovsky as a basis, giving it a revamp via sophisticated video projections by Pyotr Okunev.

An exquisite world filled with symbols; boats sailing against the red sky on black water, a red silk wedding belt; early 20th century, Nagasaki. An American naval officer, Pinkerton, rents a Japanese villa, and in addition to the deal, he contracts a marriage with a Japanese girl, albeit a temporary one. The continuation of the story about the Japanese beauty in the opera Madama Butterfly will be presented on October 21 and 23, 2022, staged by Mariusz Treliński. By the way, Plácido Domingo himself said that this production was the best of all that he had ever seen and participated in.

On October 28 and 30, 2022, one can witness how mischief-making can sometimes turn into a fun opera. In Mozart’s time, romantic relationships were not at all considered a reason to walk down the aisle. Marriages were concluded to strengthen power, and mutual love was a rarity. Someone got lucky. However, at the end of the 18th century, the law of Emperor Joseph II came out, stating clearly: “One must marry for love, not for convenience”. The composer Mozart reflected those changes in his opera Le nozze di Figaro. In the finale, universal harmony and justice rejoice. Everyone finds his mate: a servant marries a maid; a countess marries a count, and so on. The curtain falls on a joyful note.

The traditional special project for the youngest audience, “Mariinsky – for children”, will take place in October on the Primorsky Stage. Childhood is the right time to look for answers to the most exciting and important questions. On October 8 and 22, 2022, Murych the Cat by Sergei Banevich will be performed for the most inquisitive audience, and on October 1 and 15, 2022 – The Little Prince by Leonid Klinichev. Those are brilliant adventure stories where the main characters in simple and at the same time very touching manner, will answer the main questions of life. They will teach the kids to respect each other, to value friendship and care, to be responsible for those who trust us, and to distinguish between good and evil. Vivid productions by Alexei Stepanyuk, merry characters, laconic stage design, beautiful voices of the Theatre soloists, and music written especially for young audiences, all this awaits you in the Chamber Hall of the Theatre.

BALLET
This month, the repertoire of the Primorsky Stage will include the ballet masterpieces by Pyotr Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty ballet-féerie after tales of Charles Perrault on October 1 and 8, 2022, the lyrical Swan Lake on October 13, 2022 and the magical The Nutcracker choreographed by Eldar Aliev, Ballet Artistic Director of the Primorsky Stage, on October 20 and 22, 2022.

On October 6, 2022, in the Great Hall of the Theatre, one can enjoy a tragic love story full of intertwined passions of people and gods. None of these heroes is capable of love, but we will realize that only at the end of the performance, when the tragedy reaches its climax. The choreographer Flemming Flindt, inspired by the images created by the ancient Greek tragedian Euripides, staged Phaedra especially for his wife, ballerina Vivi. The music was written by the American composer Philip Glass.

On the same night, The Firebird to the music by Igor Stravinsky will be performed. For the composer, that was the first commission to write music and his debut on the theatre stage, which he plunged into with great enthusiasm. The vivid and colorful music very accurately illustrates all the twists and turns of the fairy tale plot, emphasizing the choreography. Eldar Aliev, in his interpretation of this ballet, among other things paid attention to the plasticity of the characters, making it complex and very expressive.

The fable plot is complemented by spectacular scenery, together with flamboyant visual effects and costumes. This performance can be metaphorically called a true festive firework on stage!

The fairy-tale theme is complemented by the dynamic and brilliant The Little Humpbacked Horse by Rodion Shchedrin, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky. It will be performed twice on October 15, 2022. This ballet is a successful blend of the fascinating, magical plot, so loved by kids, the extravagant and stylish designs, the inventive choreography and the emotional music. The subtle humor will be understood by children and appreciated by adults.

Besides, in October the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will become one of the venues for the Far Eastern Choir Olympics, an all-Russian Choral festival and contest, which will be held for the first time in Vladivostok from October 25 to 29, 2022. The Olympics participants will include children’s, student and adult choirs, and academic, folk and pop vocal ensembles.

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As early as this weekend, the audience of the Primorsky Stage will have the chance to enjoy one of the most famous historical productions of the Mariinsky Theatre, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s opera Mazepa, performed by the soloists of the Primorsky Stage. On September 30 and October 2, 2022 two premiere performances will take place in the Great Hall of the Theatre

As early as this weekend, the audience of the Primorsky Stage will have the chance to enjoy one of the most famous historical productions of the Mariinsky Theatre, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s opera Mazepa, performed by the soloists of the Primorsky Stage. On September 30 and October 2, 2022 two premiere performances will take place in the Great Hall of the Theatre.

Recalling the time when he worked over this masterpiece, the composer noted that none of his works had ever been as challenging and time-consuming as this monumental drama.

Nevertheless, Tchaikovsky managed to create a unique work of art. The love duet of soprano and baritone is a rare case for the operatic genre. Maria is young, Mazepa is old. The story looks implausible, and yet it is historically accurate. The power and charm of Pushkin’s poetry with its unique vivid images came as a strong creative stimulus for Tchaikovsky. Alexander III was so impressed with the opera that he even awarded the composer with the Fourth-class Order of St. Vladimir after the premiere. The drama of love and betrayal unfolds against the background of a vast historical panorama of vivid national coloring, so well known to Tchaikovsky.

“After Eugene Onegin, Mazepa is the second performance of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre where the two great names, Alexander Pushkin and Pyotr Tchaikovsky, come closely converged. The plot reveals one of the complicated pages of Russian history: the victory of Peter I over Charles XII of Sweden during the Great Northern War, which lasted almost 20 years, and the defeat of Hetman Mazepa, who betrayed the Russian Tsar. Against the backdrop of dramatic events, the audience will be able to enjoy wonderful lyrical music and glorious ballet scenes. The decision taken by Maestro Gergiev to show this opera to the Vladivostok audience and to incorporate it in the Theatre repertoire is due to the fact that our company and soloists possess sufficient professional and vocal resource that allows them to cope with very beautiful, and at the same time very technically complex opera parts”, said Irina Soboleva, Honored Artist of Russia, Artistic Director of the Opera Company of the Primorsky Stage.

The Stalin Prize winner, Stage Director Ilya Shlepyanov and the renowned Soviet Set and Costume Designer Alexander Konstantinovsky have created a “grand style” standard that is well suited to the music of this opera. Here, young ladies are black-browed, and the Cossacks wear wide trousers; the outfits are embroidered with pearls and trimmed with sable furs. The powerful operatic Empire style of Mazepa is sure to delight fans of the traditional theatre. Today, this opera is a true godsend and an exciting, challenging test for any opera soloist with a pronounced baritone. The leading soloists of the Theatre are rehearsing the parts for the premiere on the Primorsky Stage. The Principal Conductor Pavel Smelkov will take the console.

Let us remind you that in November 2020, the Primorsky Stage already presented a concert performance of this opera to honor the composer’s 180th anniversary. The only performance staged by Ilya Shlepyanov was held as part of the VII International Mariinsky Far East Festival with the participation of the Mariinsky Theatre soloists. Now the production will remain in Vladivostok, and Mazepa will become part of the Primorsky Stage repertoire.

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Anastasia Lukina, a recipient of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Grand-Prix, holder of a degree from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, student of Lyudmila Kovaleva, soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet in Saint Petersburg, will take part in final ballet performances at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre

Anastasia Lukina, a recipient of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Grand-Prix, holder of a degree from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, student of Lyudmila Kovaleva, soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet in Saint Petersburg, will take part in final ballet performances at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

The young dancer impersonates the concept of Mariinsky classical ballet. Her dancing is limpid, emotional and notable for technical faultlessness.

On September 24, 2022, Anastasia Lukina will perform the primary part in Adolphe Adam’s Le Corsaire choreographed by the Ballet Artistic Director of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, Eldar Aliev. The ballerina has already danced the part of Medora when the Primorsky Stage Ballet toured in Saint Petersburg in August. Her performance was highly appreciated by both critics and the audience. The ballet critic Alexander Maksov wrote that “her tour pique utterly marveled with its tempo, drawing a storm of applause, and her vertiginous pointwise fouette just added another hot coal to her fire of success”.

On September 24, Anastasia Lukina will appear in the Great Hall together with soloists and dancers of the Primorsky Stage such as Lada Sartakova, Viktor Mulygin, Georgy Stelmakh, and Vasily Neplyuyev.

On September 29, 2022, Anastasia Lukina will appear in the major role of Odette-Odile in the immortal classical ballet Swan Lake by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

The ballet will also be represented by soloists and dancers of the Primorsky Stage such as Sergei Umanetc, Denis Golov, Ksenia Ring, Polina Isaeva, Georgy Stelmakh, and Alexander Ermokhin. Both on September 24 and September 29, the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage will be conducted by Vitaly Shevelev.

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On September 9, 2022 the renowned bass Ildar Abdrazakov gave a master class for the first time at the Primorsky Philharmonic Hall in Vladivostok as a part of the V Ildar Abdrazakov International Music Festival. The Festival was founded in 2018 and is one of the greatest and dynamically developing musical forums in Russia aimed at indication, support and promotion of talented opera singers throughout the country

On September 9, 2022 the renowned bass Ildar Abdrazakov gave a master class for the first time at the Primorsky Philharmonic Hall in Vladivostok as a part of the V Ildar Abdrazakov International Music Festival. The Festival was founded in 2018 and is one of the greatest and dynamically developing musical forums in Russia aimed at indication, support and promotion of talented opera singers throughout the country.

According to the results of the auditions, candidates from various towns and cities of Russia had been invited to take part in the master class. Among them were the opera soloists of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre Ilya Astafurov and Alina Mikhailik as well as the student of the Vocal Department of the Far Eastern State Institute of Art Alena Denisenko. Accompanied by Evgeny Sergeev, each singer performed an aria or romance by a Russian or foreign composer and further worked out the composition in details with Ildar Abdrazakov.

It should be noted that besides the Festival, Ildar Abdrazakov has twice appeared at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre within the framework of the cultural program of the VII Eastern Economic Forum, which was held in Vladivostok from September 5 to September 8, 2022. On September 7, 2022 the soloist performed one of his greatest parts – Boris Godunov in the legendary opera Boris Godunov by Modest Musorgsky. The Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage was conducted by Pavel Smelkov, Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage. Later that evening Ildar Abdrazakov gave his solo concert. The singer performed famous arias from operas by Russian and foreign composers, accompanied by the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexey Rubin.

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In September, Renata Shakirova, the Vladivostok audience favorite and the first soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet, will again perform the primary roles in the picturesque ballet Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus and the mysterious ballet Giselle by Adolphe Adam at the Primorsky Stage

In September, Renata Shakirova, the Vladivostok audience favorite and the first soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet, will again perform the primary roles in the picturesque ballet Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus and the mysterious ballet Giselle by Adolphe Adam at the Primorsky Stage.

Renata Shakirova’s dances are always energetic, temperamental, and dynamical. The images created by Renata impress and delight with her mastery and spirit. The brilliant ballerina’s repertoire includes both classical and modern ballets. In 2016, she, dancing in a pair with Kimin Kim, became the winner of Rossiya-Kultura TV’s project Grand Ballet.

On September 9, 2022, Renata Shakirova will perform the role of the beauty Kitri, the barber Basilio’s beloved. The performance is a colorful sample of the Spanish ballet with incendiary ensemble dances. On September 11, 2022, the soloist will dance as the tremulous Giselle in the ballet of the same name.

Renata Shakirova’s appearances at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre are already quite familiar to ballet lovers for her roles in such performances as A Thousand and One Nights by Fikret Amirov, Le Corsaire by Adolphe Adam, La Bayadère by Ludwig Minkus, The Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Bronze Horseman by Reinhold Glière, and other ballets.

The orchestra in ballet performances featuring Renata Shakirova will be conducted by Anton Torbeev, a conductor of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

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Dear spectators, we would like to inform you that due to illness maestro Valery Gergiev will not be able to perform in Vladivostok on 6 and 7 September. Repertoire events scheduled for these dates will take place.

On September 7 at 18:00, the opera Boris Godunov will be shown under the baton of Pavel Smelkov, Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
At the podium of the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra in concerts on September 6 and 7 – laureate of all-Russian competitions, conductor Alexei Rubin.

The concert programs are subject to change.

Dear spectators, we would like to inform you that due to illness maestro Valery Gergiev will not be able to perform in Vladivostok on 6 and 7 September. Repertoire events scheduled for these dates will take place.

On September 7 at 18:00, the opera Boris Godunov will be shown under the baton of Pavel Smelkov, Principal Conductor of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
At the podium of the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra in concerts on September 6 and 7 – laureate of all-Russian competitions, conductor Alexei Rubin.

The concert programs are subject to change.

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Dear guests, some changes have taken place in our September playbill due to reasons beyond our control: there was a delay in delivery of scenery for the ballet performances after a tour of our Ballet Company in Saint Petersburg

Dear guests, some changes have taken place in our September playbill due to reasons beyond our control: there was a delay in delivery of scenery for the ballet performances after a tour of our Ballet Company in Saint Petersburg.

At the beginning of the month, the audience will be able to enjoy the ballets The Little Humpbacked Horse on September 3, 2022, La Bayadère on September 5, 2022, and Giselle on September 11, 2022.

The fairy ballet The Sleeping Beauty will be performed not on September 9 and September 11, 2022 but in the next month on October 1 and October 8, 2022.

The ballet A Thousand and One Nights will be performed on September 17, 2022 at 15:00 and 19:00.

The ballet Le Corsaire will be performed not on September 17, 2022 but on September 22, 2022 at 19:00.

The ballet Don Quixote will be performed earlier, not on September 22, 2022 but on September 9, 2022 at 19:00.

On September 25, 2022 the audience will be able to enjoy the opera Boris Godunov instead of The Queen of Spades.

Any tickets for the previously announced performances will be valid for the rescheduled dates. You may refund your ticket(s) in our ticket office at 20 Fastovskaya Street before curtain up. More information on the refund of tickets purchased on our website, is at https://tickets.mariinsky.ru/prim/en/agreement/.

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The world-renowned opera bass Ildar Abdrazakov will twice appear at the Primosrky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre at the beginning of September. The events, which he will take part in, are a part of the cultural program of the VII Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok

The world-renowned opera bass Ildar Abdrazakov will twice appear at the Primosrky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre at the beginning of September. The events, which he will take part in, are a part of the cultural program of the VII Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

On September 7, 2022 at 18:00, Ildar Abdrazakov will perform one of his great roles – the title part in the Modest Musorgsky’s legendary opera Boris Godunov. The Primorsky Stage will present its scenic version based on Andrey Tarkovsky’s production. The Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage will be conducted by Valery Gergiev.

On September 7, 2022 at 21:30, Ildar Abdrazakov will give his solo concert. He will perform famous arias from operas by Russian and foreign composers. The singer will be accompanied by the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

Ildar Abdrazakov is the Honored Artist of Russia, a recipient of two GRAMMY awards, Russia’s Golden Mask National Theatre Award, and Casta Diva Award. At the age of twenty-five, in 2001 Ildar Abdrazakov made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala, since which time he has sung at the world’s greatest venues, among them the Mariinsky Theatre, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra national de Paris, the Vienna State Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Madrid’s Teatro Real, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, to mention a few. He makes regular appearances at the Salzburg Festival. In the spring of 2017, the singer concluded an exclusive recording contract with the oldest record label Deutsche Grammophon. His nearest engagements include the opening of the new season at the Teatro alla Scala in December 2022, where Ildar Abdrazakov will perform the role of Boris Godunov in Musorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov.

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On September 6 and September 7, 2022, the most outstanding performers of classical music will appear in the Great Hall of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. These events will become the culmination of the cultural program at the VII Eastern Economic Forum

On September 6 and September 7, 2022, the most outstanding performers of classical music will appear in the Great Hall of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. These events will become the culmination of the cultural program at the VII Eastern Economic Forum.

On September 6, 2022 at 21:00, Denis Matsuev will make his long-awaited return to the Primorsky Stage. The famous virtuoso pianist will perform the solo parts in the Third Piano Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff. He will be accompanied by the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Valery Gergiev. The night program also includes Rachmaninoff’s orchestral masterpiece – Symphonic Dances suite.

The world-renowned opera bass Ildar Abdrazakov will twice appear at the Primorsky Stage. On September 7, 2022 at 18:00, he will perform the primary part in the Modest Musorgsky’s legendary opera Boris Godunov. The Primorsky Stage will present the scenic version of the opera based on Andrey Tarkovsky’s production. The Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage will be conducted by Valery Gergiev.

On September 7, 2022 at 21:30, Ildar Abdrazakov will give his solo concert. He will perform popular arias from operas by Russian and foreign composers. The singer will be accompanied by the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

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CONTEST TERMS:
Please, send to cherkasova@mariinsky.ru:
– your CV that specifies your education, scenic experience, repertoire, and indicates your height and nationality;
– your photo;
– links to video records of your performances.

You may contact us for details by +7 924 005 8238

CONTEST TERMS:
Please, send to cherkasova@mariinsky.ru:
– your CV that specifies your education, scenic experience, repertoire, and indicates your height and nationality;
– your photo;
– links to video records of your performances.

You may contact us for details by +7 924 005 8238. 

The applicants having succeeded in the contest will be called for dance trials. Employment terms will be discussed with every applicant personally and confidentially.

CONTEST PROCEDURE:
The exact date and time of the dance trials will be announced additionally.

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