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Valery Gergiev opens the Russian Seasons festival in Germany

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Valery Gergiev opens the Russian Seasons festival in Germany



Mariinsky Theatre Company under the baton of the National artist of Russia Valery Gergiev performed Iolanta opera by Pyotr Tchaikovsky opening the Russian Seasons in Germany, RIA Novosti reports. The opening ceremony took place at the the Berliner Philharmonie conzert Hall in Berlin on January , 7, RIA Novosti reports. Deputy Prime Minister for Sport, Tourism and Cultural Development Olga Golodets and Special Representative of Russian President on International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy attended the event.

Special exhibition dedicated to creation of the last Tchaikovsky's opera and his other works was presented to the audience as well.

As we reported earlier, afterwards Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will continue their European tour with concerts in Switzerland, France, and Austria.

On January 9, the Tchaikovsky Gala to be performed in the Culture and Congress Centre in Lucerne (KKL Luzern). The programme includes Iolanta concert performance and Symphony No.5 by Tchaikovsky. On January 10, the Mariinsky Orchestra will perform at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. The programme includes the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy, the symphonic poem A Hero’s Life by Richard Strauss, and excerpts from Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella ballet. Later these works will be performed at the Auditorium Maurice Ravel in Lyon (France).

From January 12 to January 14 Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will perform in Austria three times. The Tchaikovsky Marathon including all 6 composer’s symphonies will take place at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, one of the most famous venues in the world.

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