Select language:

Mariinsky Theater shows War and Peace opera in China

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Mariinsky Theater shows War and Peace opera in China

Mariinsky Theater shows War and Peace opera in China


02.08.2018

rcmuzyka.com

Chinese music fans from Guangzhou will get to see today or tomorrow Mariinsky Theater performs of Prokofiev's War and Peace opera, TASS reports.

The opera is directed by famous Russian film and theater director Andrei Konchalovsky. The epic staging involves more than 200 artists, the complex stage set weights about 60 tonnes. The soloists are Alexey Markov and Violetta Lukianenko and the orchestra to perform under the baton of Valery Gergiev, the Mariinsky Theater Music director.

Mariinsky Theater performs in China not for the first time, according to the Press office of the theater. Each time artists receive a very warm reception. Chinese side always prefers large-scale productions. Mariinsky is very popular here, and the biggest interest is for the Russian opera. War and Peace attracts Chinese audience not only by the great music but also patriotic topic.

The Opera Director Grigory Yakerson is positive that arts play a huge role in strengthening relations between countries in cultural and humanitarian field.

As we reported before, these performances are included into the international Mariinsky Festival program that started in Vladivostok and includes Japanese and Chinese cities.

Russkiy Mir

News by subject

Publications

Foreigners put blind trust in stories about Russian bears, nuclear threat and ubiquarian KGB agents. However, the list of the most convincing myths about Russia is topped by the one of Russian drinking. It turned out to be so strong and persistent that even the Russians have believed  it. It is not a mere coincidence that our fellow citizens think Russian people have always drunk, and a holiday  feast is considered to be a national tradition. Who made the whole world believe the banal stereotypes? Why do all historians claim the opposite and who benefits from the myth of Russian drinking?
Our compatriot community includes a lot of dynamic female members that have managed to realize their potential in another countries and provide assistance to those who have faced difficulties. Elizaveta Donnery, a solicitor from Ireland, Natalia Zhukova, a family psychologist from Finland, and Anastasia Tikhonova, a member of the Russian Women Association in Malaysia and a volunteer helping women who face domestic violence, tell us about their activities.