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

On the 8th November, at 4pm, Valery Gergiev will be signing CDs before the performance of Siegfried at Birmingham Hippodrome.

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.

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