The historic opera and ballet theatre opened in 1861 and has since become renowned for its celebrated premieres.Today the theatre is home to the Mariinsky Ballet, The Mariinsky Orchestra and is headed by the acclaimed renaissance man, Valery Gergiev. The Mariinsky II will be linked to the main theater bu a bridge over the Kryukov Canal that will be used by both visitors to the theater and to move scenery between the two buildings. Located next to the Mariinsky Theater and on the bank of Kryuokov Canal in St Petersburg, the new opera and ballet auditorium will seat 2,000 and increase the space available to the Mariinsky by 40, 000 square meters.
Opera: Anna Netrebko - Soprano, Olga Borodina – Mezzo-soprano, Sergei Semishkur -Tenor, Placido Domingo - Baritone, Alexei Markov - Baritone, Yevgeny Nikitin – Bass-baritone, Ildar Abdrazakov - Bass, René Pape - Bass, Mikhail Petrenko - Bass Academy of Young Singers Children chorus and chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet: Diana Vishneva – Principal dancer, Yekaterina Kondaurova – Principal dancer, Ulyana Lopatkina - Principal dancer, Vladimir Shklyarov - Principal dancer and soloists and corps de ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre Vaganova Ballet Academy Soloists: Denis Matsuev - Piano, Leonidas Kavakos - Violin, Yuri Bashmet – Viola
Valery Gergiev : Artistic Director and Conductor; Vasily Barkhatov : Stage director; Zinovy Margolin : Production designer
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Channel One Russia, Arte France, France Televisions, Mezzo
Running Time : 80', 120'
Production Year : 2013
Distribution compagny : Telmondis distribution
Video Format : HDCAM, Digibeta 16/9