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Mariinsky Theater starts two-week tour in China
Mariinsky Theater press service
The Mariinsky Theater Festival has kicked off in the Chinese city of Nanking, TASS reports. The opening ceremony was held in the largest center of performing arts in Asia - Nanjing Bolshoi Theater.
Russian artists will perform for the Chinese public for two weeks. The festival poster includes ballet performances and opera performances, and performances of a symphony orchestra.
According to the organizers, this is the first event of such a scale in China with the one of the most famous creative teams of Russia.
The Mariinsky Theater will perform five times Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Tosca opera by Puccini, Verdi’s Macbeth and Ravel’s ballet Daphnis and Chloe to be performed under the baton of maestro Gergiev.
Young spectators will see Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf symphonic poem.
Chen Zhengzhe who heads the Performing Arts Center assures that the festival will be great. He claims that city residents are eager to see opera and ballet masterpieces performed by Russian artists.
He states that this tour will launch an active cooperation with the Mariinsky Theater and with other Russian creative groups.
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