The winter’s bill of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre is filled with performances and concerts featuring prominent musicians of our times.
In December, the listening public will be offered an ample symphonic program. Its central event is the performance of Valery Gergiev and the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (December 11, 18:30 и 20:00). On December 5, the famous American pianist of Armenian origin Sergey Babayan with the orchestra of the Primorsky Stage under the baton of principal guest conductor Shizuo Kuwahara will present piano concertos of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. On December 18, Nikita Borisoglebsky, one of the most demanded violinists of his generation, will perform in Vladivostok for the first time. Also in December, symphonic concerts will be held featuring young soloists from Japan (December 4) and Russia (December 15).
From the early December, the theatre’s bill will be crowded with New Year and Christmas spirited performances. Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker to the plot of Ernst Hoffmann’s tale will be presented in the production by Eldar Aliyev, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Christmas Eve after Nikolai Gogol’s story of the same name, as directed by Olga Malikova. On December 22, the Primorsky Stage will show a grand New Year gala concert under the baton of the theatre’s chief conductor Pavel Smelkov.
Also in winter months, premieres of the current theatre season and the season of 2018/19 will be shown: operas Aida of Giuseppe Verdi and The Tsar’s Bride of Rimsky-Korsakov, and ballet Don Quixote of Ludwig Minkus. Among the classics loved by audiences are operas Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Rigoletto and Macbeth of Giuseppe Verdi, and Tosca of Giacomo Puccini; ballets Giselle of Adolphe Adam, Carmen Suite of Georges Bizet – Rodion Shchedrin; and George Balanchine’s ballet productions (Apollo, Prodigal Son, Serenade, Scottish Symphony).