Mariinsky Theatre - St Petersburg
23 June 2018

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The Tale of Tsar Saltan

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Para familias, turistas y románticos
28 Sep 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Lohengrin

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Entre la historia y la leyenda
23 Aug 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Otello

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Buenos mimbres, buen resultado
11 Aug 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

De suelo a techo
3 Aug 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Don Giovanni

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Sin foso ni escena, pero los cantantes mal
13 Jul 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Tosca

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Brava Tosca
12 Jul 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Le nozze di Figaro

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Por qué Chaicovsqui amaba a Mozart
12 Jul 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Prince Igor

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Si le gustan los montajes conceptuales, absténgase
10 Jul 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Madama Butterfly

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Fría, fría
6 Jul 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Il Trovatore

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Il Trovatore de Domingo
5 Jul 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Macbeth

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Un momento de felicidad
4 Jul 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Boris Godunov

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

The epitome of Russianness
22 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
Adriana Lecouvreur

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Netrebko takes on Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky
20 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
The Enchanted Wanderer

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

An intoxicating fusion of mystic, sacred and profane
20 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
Eugene Onegin

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Viktoria Yastrebova è una bella e appassionata Tatiana
7 Aug 16 / Operaclick (Ita)
La Traviata

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Giuseppe Verdi non arriva ai pietroburghesi
4 Aug 16 / Operaclick (Ita)
War and Peace

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Guerre et paix de Prokovief au XXIV Festival "Etoiles des nuits blanches" de Saint-Pétersbourg
18 Jun 16 / Opera Online
Iolanta

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

XXIV Festival Etoiles des nuits blanches : Iolanta au Théâtre Mariinsky
17 Jun 16 / Opera Online
The Maid of Pskov

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Russian opera remains vital in the country of its origin
28 Jul 15 / Opera Today
Boyarina Morozova

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Shchedrin's choral opera gets an inspired performance
8 Jul 15 / The Opera Critic
Faust

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Ildar Abdrazakov is an impressive Méphistophélès in the Mariinsky's Faust
7 Jul 15 / The Opera Critic
The Lefthander

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Valery Gergiev celebrates his 60th birthday with The Lefthander
7 Jul 15 / The Opera Critic
Der Ring des Nibelungen

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 9

Das Rheingold: Mariinsky, ópera al alcance de todos
10 Mar 15 / Beckmesser
Die Walküre: Gran versión musical, irregular vocalmente
10 Mar 15 / Beckmesser
Götterdämmerung: The staging proved to be the most successful of the tetralogy
14 Nov 14 / Music OMH
Götterdämmerung: The Mariinsky Ring concludes strongly in Birmingham
13 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
Siegfried: A mesmerising Siegfried from the Mariinsky in Birmingham
13 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
Siegfried: The Mariinsky Orchestra, under the baton of Valery Gergiev, was on top form
12 Nov 14 / Music OMH
Wagner’s complex, far-reaching score unfolded with a tremendous sense of inevitability
11 Nov 14 / The Birmingham Post
Die Walküre: One emerged feeling genuinely impressed
9 Nov 14 / Music OMH
Das Rheingold: it was the final segment that really stunned
7 Nov 14 / Music OMH
The Enchanted Wanderer

Mariinsky Theatre


Brooklyn Academy of Music


No. of reviews: 3

Conflict unresolved
21 Jan 15 / Bachtrack
Gergiev, Mariinsky open BAM residency in mixed fashion with meditative Shchedrin
16 Jan 15 / Classical Review
A misbehaving monk recounts his sins
16 Jan 15 / New York Times
The Lefthander

Mariinsky Theatre


Barbican Hall, London


No. of reviews: 7

A flea-bitten satire on Anglo-Russian relations
12 Nov 14 / Morning Star Online
And yet despite all the oppression Levsha is a thing of beauty
10 Nov 14 / Opera Britannia
Once bitten, twice intrigued: Shchedrin's The Left-Hander (Levsha)
8 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
The Mariinsky performs an opera that’s hot off the press
6 Nov 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
The UK premiere of Shchedrin’s comedy opera
6 Nov 14 / Classical-music.com
Colourful
6 Nov 14 / Telegraph
Finely played and sung, but it’s no masterpiece
6 Nov 14 / The Guardian
Boris Godunov

Mariinsky Theatre


Barbican Hall, London


No. of reviews: 5

Fine concert performance of Boris Godunov from Mariinsky Opera
7 Nov 14 / Seen and Heard
Gergiev’s conducting achieved such cleanness and balance in sound
6 Nov 14 / Music OMH
The Mussorgsky genius burst out of the orchestra and singers in all its uncompromising uniqueness
5 Nov 14 / Classical Source
The lows have it
5 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
Gergiev marshals his relatively modest forces and conjures such commitment from all concerned
5 Nov 14 / Opera Britannia
Betrothal in a Monastery

Mariinsky Theatre


Millennium Centre, Cardiff


No. of reviews: 3

Mariinsky Opera wows Wales with satisfying performance of Betrothal In A Monastery
4 Nov 14 / Wales Online
Mariinsky forces sparkle in Prokofiev's comedy
4 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
Humour survives concert performance
4 Nov 14 / The Guardian
La Traviata

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Eine solide Traviata im Mariinski-Theater
1 Oct 14 / Bachtrack (German)
War and Peace

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

War and Peace streamed live from Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg to Cineworld Birmingham
19 Jul 14 / The Birmingham Post
Graham Vick emphasises the human drama in Prokofiev’s magnificent but daunting opera
17 Jul 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
British director takes on ‘War and Peace’ in St. Petersburg
The Mariinsky Theater finished its season with a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s “War and Peace” directed by Graham Vick.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Acrobatics enliven Russian Dream
28 May 13 / Opera Britannia
The Nose

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

The Mariinsky company is very proud of this production of Shostakovich’s The Nose, and so they should be
8 May 13 / Opera Britannia
Faust

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

The devil steals the limelight
3 May 13 / St Petersburg Times
Don Quichotte

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

Tradition for simplicity's sake
18 Jan 13 / St Petersburg Times
Boris Godunov

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

This production of “Boris Godunov” fell absolutely flat
5 Jun 12 / The New Yorker
Graham Vick’s new staging of ‘Boris Godunov’ at the Mariinsky offers a daring interpretation of the opera
5 Jun 12 / St Petersburg Times
Pelléas et Mélisande

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

Estreno de Pélleas en el Mariinski
4 May 12 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
The dark side of human nature
18 Apr 12 / St Petersburg Times
Parsifal

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 11

The tremendous playing from the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra turned this Parsifal into quite an event (London)
16 Apr 12 / Opera Britannia
Further thoughts on the Mariinsky Opera’s Parsifal (Birmingham)
9 Apr 12 / Seen and Heard
Gergiev was unhurried in his pacing but he has a formidable grasp of this work (London)
8 Apr 12 / The Observer
There was something invigorating about being able to concentrate solely upon the music (London)
6 Apr 12 / Music OMH
Parsifal was paced unerringly, its moments of searing pain vividly realised (London)
6 Apr 12 / Telegraph
Magnificent trumpets and soaring clarinet solos in this gleaming and accomplished performance (London)
5 Apr 12 / Evening Standard
Thirteen years On Gergiev returns with a masterful Parsifal (London)
5 Apr 12 / Seen and Heard
The intricately-layered score became the occasion for a richly theatrical event (London)
5 Apr 12 / Independent
This was a Parsifal that worked its addictive, elusive spell (London)
5 Apr 12 / Classical Source
Russian orchestra and singers do Wagner proud in the Land of Song (Cardiff)
2 Apr 12 / The Arts Desk
Gergiev delivers a wonderfully supple handling of the score (Cardiff)
2 Apr 12 / The Guardian
My Fair Lady

Mariinsky Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

‘My Fair Lady’ comes to St. Petersburg as the Mariinsky Theater’s first musical
22 Feb 12 / St Petersburg Times
«My Fair Lady» entre au Mariinsky
Samedi soir, la somptueuse production montée au Châtelet à Noël 2010 a fait son entrée dans le temple russe de l'Opéra.
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Gergiev gets an extra opera house
The Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, inauguarated in October 2013 on the Pacific coast, is now to be run from the Baltic coast by the Marinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.
24 Aug 2015 / Slipped Disc
Valery Gergiev takes Mariinsky on whirlwind tour of U.S.
Now on tour in the U.S., Gergiev and his troupe are visiting more cities than is probable in what some may see as a de facto charm offensive.
23 Jan 2015 / St Petersburg Times
Mariinsky's Falstaff dies, aged 67
The Mariinsky Opera has announced the death of Victor Chernomortsev, one of its leading baritones.
7 Nov 2014 / Slipped Disc
From Imperial legend to modern powerhouse
Under Valery Gergiev’s leadership, the Mariinsky has emerged from the post-Soviet crisis to become a cultural icon once again.
27 Aug 2014 / Russia beyond the Headlines
British director takes on ‘War and Peace’ in St. Petersburg
The Mariinsky Theater finished its season with a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s “War and Peace” directed by Graham Vick.
16 Jul 2014 / The Moscow Times