On February 14, the long-awaited The Swan Lake ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky will take place on the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. On February 23, in celebration of the Fatherland Defender’s Day, Le Corsaire ballet by Adolphe Adan will be shown twice, with the participation of leading soloists of the theatre company.
In February, a number of performances of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will be conducted by the guest conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre Vladislav Karklin: operas The Love for Three Oranges (February 6), La Traviata (February 8), Carmen (February 10), and the evening of one-act ballets of the twentieth century, including the stage productions of Serenade by George Balanchine and Carmen Suite by Alberto Alonso (February 7).
Among the titles recommended for family viewing, the February billboard offers famous fairy tales: Die Zauberflöte (February 3) and The Tale of Tsar Saltan operas (February 17), Bambi and In the Jungle ballets (February 2), The Firebird (February 9) and The Sleeping Beauty ballets (February 28). Young people and students will certainly enjoy the fantasy ballet Giselle (February 21) and the lyrical opera Eugene Onegin (February 27). Also in February “winter” performances loved by viewers of all ages will be shown, namely The Nutcracker ballet (February 16) and Christmas Eve opera (February 22 and 24).
In February, tragic operas on historical subjects The Tsar's Bride (February 15) and Macbeth (February 20) will be preceded by educational lectures within the scope of The Theatrical Preface project. The lectures will last for one hour and will take place before the start of performances in the atrium of the 5th floor; the entrance will be free to all viewers. The February repertoire also includes the cult dramatic operas Rigoletto (February 1) and Tosca (February 13).
The series of chamber concerts taking place in the Chamber Hall of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre on February 16 will continue the Salut d'amoure. Music about Love program with the participation of opera soloists and the symphony orchestra of the theatre. The program will include vocal and instrumental works by romantic composers, as well as songs by contemporary authors in original arrangements for various compositions.