"The Stars of the White Nights 2016" International Ballet and Opera Festival27 May 2016 - 31 July 2016|
SCHEDULE 27 May 2016 - 31 July 2016
"The Stars of the White Nights 2016"
27 May - 31 July 2016
Theatre, New Theatre and Concert
Stars of the White Nights 2016" International Ballet and Opera Festival will
take place at the
Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera theatre 27 May - 31 July
Schedule will be announced anytime in February-April
2016. If you are interested in this schedule, just choose the dates below
and leave a request. As soon as the playbill is announced, we will let you know
After the schedule is announced, within 10 days you will be
able to buy the tickets with maximum 18% discount. In
each section, you will got the best seats for the same
price - centrally located and front rows. Usually
these seats are sold out soon and available for early bookers only.
guarantee that you will receive full view seats only.
ensure that you will not miss the 18% discount and best seats, we would
recommend you to leave your phone number.
In case you will not get
the e-mail with the schedule, we will be able to reach you by phone. So, you
will be guaranteed to get the schedule.
Your phone number will be used to
inform you about the schedule only and will not be used in any other
can always cancel tickets for any reason and get full
(100%) refund or change your tickets for any other tickets.
exclusive offer is available only from
So you can get best seats and maximal
discount and do not worry if your change your plans
Please note that now we offer exclusive Mariinsky Ballet and Opera theatre backstage
As the backstage tour is completely closed for
general public, we will make sure that you have an experience of a
We are the only company in Russia who sell this tour.
CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS.
We provide theatre tickets for cruise ship passengers with roundtrip transfer
ship - theatre - ship for all cruise ships that will embark in St. Petersburg in
2016. Please contact us
During the "Stars of the White Nights" festival there
will be daily Ballet or Opera evening performances on the Main Stage, almost daily Ballet or Opera evening
performances at the Mariinsky II (New Theatre) and almost daily Concert or Opera
evening performances at the Concert Hall. Usually evening performances start at 7 pm. In
addition, sometimes there are morning or daytime performances as well, that can
start either at 12 am, or at 2 pm or at 4 pm.
Please see the current playbill of the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera
About "The Stars of the White
The Stars of the White Nights is one of the brightest stars of
the music and theatre universe and has emerged to be one of the most popular and
grandiose music forums in its context and scale.
The Stars of the White Nights Festival was
created in 1993 by Maestro Valery Gergiev,
Mariinsky Theatre Artistic and General Director. Maestro Gergiev says that he
conceived the first Festival as a "musical gift" to the city from the Mariinsky
and its star-artists. From the very beginning the Festival has been focused on
the masterpieces of the world's music discovering for its audience some rarely
performed or undeservedly forgotten pieces.
The Stars of the White Nights
Festival has gained in strength, popularity and international acclaim. The
duration for the Festival it has expanded from ten days to three months during
the last sixteen year. Renowned conductors and star-artists take as great honour
the invitation to perform at the Stars of the White Nights. Each year the
Festival programme includes the Theater's finest opera and ballet productions,
great symphonic works, masterpieces of chamber music and new premieres.
During the last years the Festival programme has included the
works created by the great classical composers – Beethoven symphonies, Prokofiev's and Tchaikovsky's operas, ballets and symphony music.
Major events at the Stars have included the production of Wagner's Der Ring des
Nibelungen, in addition to the Shostakovich and Mahler Symphonies
This festival is a must for ballet, opera and classical music
amateurs. The annual Stars of the White Nights Festival takes an inspiration for
its name from the short summer season when the sun never sets, and the beauty of
St-Petersburg White Nights contributes to the festival's special atmosphere and
its world-class programme of concerts, as audience comes out of the historic
theatre at midnight into daylight to stroll along the streets of the theatrical
setting of St Petersburg.
About previous festival "The Stars of the White Nights
WHITE NIGHTS 2014: Mariinsky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet theatre | Mariinsky hall plan | Mariinsky Slide Show | Mariinsky 3D View | About Valery
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2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
| History (before
ARCHIVE: 2015 |
The XXIII Stars of the White Nights
festival is being run with a focus on Tchaikovsky to mark one hundred and
seventy-five years since the birth of the great Russian composer. The festival
opens with a new production of the opera The Queen of Spades directed
by Alexei Stepanyuk and
conducted by Valery Gergiev. All of Tchaikovsky’s operas and ballets in the theatre’s repertoire
will also be performed at the festival – Eugene Onegin, Iolanta, Mazepa, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and
special facet comes with the rounds of the vocalists at the International
Tchaikovsky Competition which will take place at the Mariinsky-II. The third round and the gala
concert will be held at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. Jury members Olga Borodina and Mikhail Petrenko, pianists Barry Douglas and Denis Matsuev, cellist Lynn Harrell
and violinists Leonidas Kavakos and
James Ehnes will be performing recitals as well as together
with the Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gergiev.
include a new production of Verdi’s opera La traviata (directed by
Claudia Solti and designed by Isabella Bywater), a concert performance
of Dallapiccolla’s opera Il prigioniero and the premiere of Maxim Petrov’s one-act ballet Le Divertissement
du Roi, specially staged for Principal Dancer Igor Kolb.
As always, performances at the
Mariinsky Theatre will feature international opera stars including Ferruccio Furlanetto, Rafa³
Siwek, Vitaly Kovalev, Oksana Dyka, Mikhail Kazakov, Albina Shagimuratova, Maria Guleghina, Tatiana Serjan, Marco Berti,
Gevorg Akopyan, Asmik Grigorian and Aleksandrs Antonenko. At the Concert Hall and at
the new theatre there will be concert with such outstanding international
musicians as Daniil Trifonov, Pinchas Zukerman, Ilya Gringolts, Pyotr Laul, Alexei Volodin, Christian Blackshaw. The festival will see several monograph programmes – the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
Bremen under Paavo Järvi
in two concerts of all of Brahms’ symphonies, Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder will be
appearing as a soloist and conductor in nine Mozart concerti and
the Atrium quartet will be
performing Beethoven’s “Russian” quartets.
The Mariinsky Orchestra will
be conducted by world-renowned conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Emmanuel Villaume, Vladimir Ashkenazi and John
Over the sixty-eight days of the festival at the theatre’s three
main venues alone there will be one hundred and seventy-five concerts and
SCHEDULE 27 May 2016 - 31 July 2016