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Mariinsky UK tour, November 2014 October 14 2014

2nd November 2014, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 

On the 2nd November, the Mariinsky Orchestra, Soloists and Chorus arrive in Cardiff for a concert performance of Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery, conducted by Valery Gergiev.

The concert performance is a highlight event in the 10th Anniversary celebratory programme for Wales’ landmark arts centre, Wales Millennium Centre. It also marks the signing of a six year extension to the creative partnership first established between the Mariinsky Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre in 2007.

For this performance please buy tickets here.

3rd, 4th November 2014, Barbican Centre, London

Under the baton of Valery Gergiev, The Mariinsky Opera lays bare the soul of Russia at the Barbican Centre, in a landmark residency featuring the concert performances of two extraordinary operas, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov on the 3rd November and the UK premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s Levsha (The Left-Hander) on the 4th November.

For tickets for the 3rd November performance of Boris Godunov please click here.
For tickets for the 4th November performance of The Left-Hander please click here

 

5th, 6th, 8th, 9th November 2014, Birmingham Hippodrome

The Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra, with Valery Gergiev, then travel to Birmingham for performances of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle in Birmingham Hippodrome

The Ring is a tale of gods and heroes, dwarves and giants – yet its characters are driven by passions that are all too human. The theft of magical gold from the depths of the River Rhine and its forging into the Ring sets in train the story of a world corrupted by greed and the lust for power that may only be redeemed, finally, by an act of selfless love.
 
To convey this epic tale, Wagner composed music of overwhelming power and beauty. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that almost every film score ever written owes something to Wagner’s approach to The Ring. From the mysterious opening that sets the waters of the Rhine and the story in motion, to the thunderous Ride of the Valkyries, to love music that can be inexpressibly tender or shockingly erotic, to the thrilling climax of the whole cycle, when one world ends and another begins – this is the journey of a lifetime.

“This promises to be one of the hottest opera tickets… so book as soon as you can” 
Opera Now

"The stage was filled with genuinely intriguing imagery, evocative of ancient Russian folk and fine arts, and some strangely surreal touches befitting Wagner's mythological epic." 
New York Times, 2007

For tickets for Das Rheingold on the 5th November please book here.
For tickets for Die Walküre on the 6th November please book here.
For tickets for Siegfried on the 8th November please book here.
For tickets for Götterdämmerung on the 9th November please book here.

Follow these links for the celebrated Mariinsky recordings of Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Die Walküre.

 

7th, 8th November, Town Hall, Birmingham

On the 7th November Valery Gergiev conducts the outstanding Mariinsky string players; the Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble, performing Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Elgar Introduction and Allegro and Strauss Metamorphosen on a magnificent collection of historic instruments by Amati, Guarneri and, of course, Stradivari himself. A once-in-a-lifetime evening of string playing without compare in the intimate surroundings of Town Hall, Birmingham

For tickets of this performance please click here.

Please click here for more information on the Mariinsky Orchestra and their local and international tour dates and performances.

 

 




20% off Jewels! September 04 2014

For a limited time only, we are offering Marinsky store customers 20% off Balanchine's Jewels.

Blu-ray - was £17.99, now £14.39

DVD - was £15.99, now £12.79

Please click here to find out more


Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet September 04 2014

Leonid Lavrovsky’s celebrated production of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, is released for the first time in HD, and in a Double Play, Blu-ray and DVD package. Filmed in the historic Mariinsky Theatre in 2013, it stars Mariinsky dancers Diana Vishneva as Juliet, Vladimir Shklyarov as Romeo, Alexander Sergeyev as Mercutio, Islom Baimurado as Benvolio, Ilya Kuznetsov as Tybalt and is conducted by Valery Gergiev.

The Mariinsky ballet has just completed a summer residency at Covent Garden. This same cast opened the season with Romeo and Juliet and received much acclaim throughout the UK press.

Click here to purchase from the Mariinsky online store.


5 Years of the Mariinsky Label September 04 2014

To mark our 5th anniversary, we have compiled a special playlist celebrating the Mariinsky Label's continued success. 

Featuring 11 tracks and spanning the breadth of the label's output, it is available now to download via iTunes.


Video: The making of a Concerto February 18 2014

Watch this in-depth look at Denis Matsuev's recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 2 on YouTube.

The recording is now available to purchase on SACDMP3 and FLAC download, or via iTunes.

 

 


Pianists to watch in 2014 January 28 2014

Canadian radio station CBC Music have named their '20 can't miss pianists in 2014', which includes Russian pianist Denis Matsuev.

ICMA 2014 winner! January 20 2014

The Mariinsky label recording of The Gambler has won an International Classical Music Award for DVD Performance.

The production, filmed in 2010 at the historic Mariinsky Theatre, features a fantastic cast of Russian soloists including Sergei Aleksashkin (The General) and Vladimir Galuzin (Alexei). 

View the video trailer for the release here.


iTunes best of 2013 December 18 2013

The Mariinsky label recording of Wagner's Die Walkure has made the iTunes Germany 'Best of 2013' list!


The recording features an international line-up of soloists including Anja Kampe, Rene Pape, Nina Stemme and Jonas Kaufmann.

http://www.iTunes.com/Bestof2013Music