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The Star-Studded Mariinsky Gala: Celebrating the New Mariinsky II Opera House in St. Petersburg

Join us on Sunday at 4 pm for a two-hour special broadcast of the Opening Gala for the new Mariinsky II Opera House in St. Petersburg, Russia. The concert, which took place on May 2, 2013, marked the opening of one of the largest and most acclaimed performing arts centers in the world.



The program features Valery Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky Orchestra and a host of renowned vocalists and instrumentalists including Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, René Pape, Denis Matsuev, Leonidas Kavakos, the Mariinsky Children's Chorus and many others, and also features exclusive interviews with Valery Gergiev and other key figures behind the creation of this celebrated new theater. Sunday, October 27, 4 to 6 pm.

Works featured in the program include:
Prokofiev: Montagues and capulets from Romeo and Juliet
Bach: Ave Maria
Rossini: La calunnia from The Barber of Seville
Ginzburg: Fantasy on Figaro's Cavatina
Mussorgsky: Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Tchaikovsky: Interval programme from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky: Ballet Etudes
Bizet: Chanson boheme from Carmen
Stravinsky: Excerpt from The Rite of Spring
Gounod: Mephistopheles' couplet from Faust
Saint-Saëns: Dalila's aria from Samson et Dalila
Wagner: Winterstürme, Siegmunds' aria from Die Walküre
Tchaikovsky: Diamonds from the ballet Jewels
Verdi: Lady Macbeth's Cavatina, from Macbeth
Mozart: La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni
Tchaikovsky: Final Chorus from Iolanta