Mariinsky Festival on Screen – Summer 2014

 

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  • marinszkijThe celebrated Mariinsky Theatre is one of the world’s leading opera and ballet companies
  • For summer 2014, two LIVE broadcasts from the annual Stars of the White Nights Festival staged in St. Petersburg
  • La bayadère is one of the great favourites of the ballet repertoire and a touchstone production for the ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre
  • A world premiere of a brand-new production of Prokofiev’s epic masterpiece War and Peace will be broadcast from the recently opened Mariinsky II building
  • Both productions will be conducted by the internationally acclaimed Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev
  • Broadcast live on Satellites IS905 and IS10.02 (with short time delay from St. Petersburg)
  • Postponed screenings of the taped events are permitted
  • Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania


La bayadère LIVE from the Mariinsky Theatre
Monday 14 July 2014, 6.30pm BST

The powerful story of the noble warrior Solor and the temple dancer Nikia, La bayadère is one of the great favourites of the ballet repertoire and a touchstone production for the Mariinsky Theatre ballet company. Choreographed by Marius Petipa and first premiered in 1877, it combines the exotic setting of 19th century India with the stunning virtuosity of Russian ballet technique. Featuring the famous ‘Kingdom of the Shades’ – one of the most celebrated ballet scenes of all time – this live broadcast of the Mariinsky Theatre’s La bayadère is part of the annual Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and an unmissable cinema event for ballet fans everywhere.

Composer – Ludwig Minkus
Choreographer – Marius Petipa

Production Information

  • Broadcast live (*with a short time delay) from the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
  • Ballet in three acts
  • Running time 160 mins (TBC)
  • Start time 6.30pm BST

 

War and Peace broadcast live from the Mariinsky II theatre
Wednesday 16 July 2014, 6.30pm BST

The live broadcast of Prokofiev’s epic masterpiece War and Peace will be the world premiere of a brand-new production from the recently opened Mariinsky II stage and part of the annual Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg – an unmissable cinema event for opera fans everywhere.

Composer – Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor – Valery Gergiev

Production Information

  • Broadcast live (*with a short time delay) from the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
  • Opera in two acts
  • Running time 235 mins (TBC)
  • Start time 6.30pm BST
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