On September 8, the Mariinsky Theater will open the season 2019/20 at two venues. At 4 pm, the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Concert Hall under Valery Gergiev. At 19.30 at the Mariinsky-2 stage, the season premiere of the 2018/19 season – the opera Girl from the West by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Arno Bernard, will be presented. Conductor – Valery Gergiev.

On September 14 and 15, the Russian premiere of the innovation show “Sleeping Beauty Dreams” will take place on the stage of Mariinsky-2, the world premiere of which took place in December 2018 in the USA. Choreographer – Edward Klug. Primary ballerina of the Mariinsky Theater Diana Vishneva will perform in the main part, her partner will be Marain Rademaker (National Ballet of the Netherlands).

The Concert Hall will host a series of performances by the laureates of the XVI International Competition. Tchaikovsky, which ended June 29 and opened to the world of young, bright musicians.

Among the performances in the concert hall will be the premieres of the season 2018/19 – performances of the operas “Tannhäuser” by Richard Wagner and “Kashchei Immortal” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (director Vyacheslav Starodubtsev), as well as a concert performance of the opera “Karlik” by Alexander von Zemlinsky, which It was first performed at the Mariinsky Theater on July 4 at the Stars of the White Nights festival.

On September 26, the first evening of the “Film Music at the Mariinsky” project will take place in the Concert Hall. The show of the film Grigory Kozintsev “Hamlet” will be held in live music. Dmitry Shostakovich wrote the music for the film, which was released in 1964.

The first concerts of the “Orchestra Guide” subscriptions, created for acquaintance with the symphony orchestra as a single musical organism, and the “Academy of Young Theatermen”, which through interactive concerts and lectures tells about how opera and ballet performances are created, will be devoted to young listeners.

The Season of the Historical Scene of the Mariinsky Theater on September 21 will open the ballet of Pyotr Tchaikovsky in choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Swan Lake. Among the ballet performances that will also adorn the September poster of the historical scene are the ballets by Mikhail Fokin “Petrushka” and “Carnival”, “Raymonda” in choreography by Marius Petipa and “The Bakhchisarai Fountain” by Rostislav Zakharov, whose shows will be devoted to two significant dates at once – 85 the anniversary of the world premiere of the ballet and the 80th anniversary of the birth of the People’s Artist of the USSR Alla Sizova.