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International Mariinsky Far East Festival will introduce Chinese and Japanese to Russian culture
Mariinsky Theater press service
Third International Mariinsky Far East Festival will come not only to Vladivostok, but also to China and Japan.
Directed by Andrey Konchalovsky, the War and Peace opera by Sergey Prokofiev to be staged in Guangzhou. Valery Gergiev will be conducting.
Japanese music lovers will get a chance to attend Gergiev's performance in Sapporo where he will lead the Youth Orchestra of the Far East Festival.
Shows to be presented on the Primorskaya stage of Mariinsky theater: Don Quixote by Jules Massenet (directed by Yannis Kokkos), Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner (directed by Dmitry Chernyakov), Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Salome by Strauss.
Rich ballet programme is prepared for the Far east inhabitants: Don Quixote by Minkus (choreographer Alexander Gorsky), The Four Seasons by Max Richter (choreographer Ilya Zhivoi), Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev ( choreographer Aleksey Ratmansky), and others.
Festival starts on July, 24 and conclude on August, 8.
It's worth mentioning that last year the program of the Far East Festival broadened its borders. Mariinsky Theater went on a tour in South Korea, while Chinese Harbin welcomed Vladivostok Ballet.
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