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"THE STARS OF THE WHITE NIGHTS" FESTIVAL 2006
 

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"The Stars of the White Nights 2006" International festival

10 May - 19 July 2006

The Mariinsky Theatre hosted the XIV International Stars of the White Nights Festival.

Artistic Director: Valery Gergiev

"Jewels" Ballet by Balanchine

Mariinsky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet theatre
Mariinsky hall plan
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About Valery Gergiev

Matinee performances begin at 11.30 and evening performances at 7.00 unless otherwise stated


May 2006

10, Wed
evening
The opening of the XIV International Festival Stars of the White Nights
Russian Masterpieces
Boris Godunov

Music: Modest Musorgsky
Production: Andrei Tarkovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
11, Thu
18:00
Russian Masterpieces
Khovanshchina

folk musical drama in five acts, six scenes (1960 Production)
Music: Modest Musorgsky
New stage version: Yury Alexandrov (2000)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
12, Fri
evening
Imperial Ballet
Swan Lake

fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
13, Sat
12:00
Shostakovich on Stage
Overcoat after Gogol. The Young Lady and the Hooligan. Leningrad Symphony

Music: Dmitry Shostakovich
Choreography: Noah D Gelber (2006), Konstantin Boyarsky (1962), Igor Belsky (1961)
Conductor: Pavel Bubelnikov
13, Sat
20:00
Shostakovich Symphonies
Shostakovich. Symphonies No. 14 & 15


Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
14, Sun
14:00
Tchaikovsky Classics
The Nutcracker

ballet in two acts
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Set, costume and production design: Mihail Chemiakin
Choreography: Kirill Simonov
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
14, Sun
evening
Tchaikovsky Classics
The Nutcracker

ballet in two acts
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Set, costume and production design: Mihail Chemiakin
Choreography: Kirill Simonov
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
15, Mon
evening
Tchaikovsky Classics
The Queen of Spades

opera in three acts, seven scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by Yury Temirkanov
Conductor: Pavel Bubelnikov
16, Tue
evening
Tchaikovsky Classics
Swan Lake

fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
17, Wed
evening
Tchaikovsky Classics
Mazepa

opera in three acts, six scenes (1950 Production)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
New stage version: Yury Alexandrov (1998)
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
18, Thu
evening
Tchaikovsky Classics
Eugene Onegin

lyric opera in three acts, seven scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Conductor: Pavel Bubelnikov
19, Fri
evening
Tchaikovsky Classics
The Sleeping Beauty

ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and apotheosis
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa (1890)
Conductor: Pavel Bubelnikov
20, Sat
evening
Tchaikovsky Classics
The Enchantress

opera in four acts
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by David Pountney
Conductor: Pavel Smelkov
21, Sun
evening
Tchaikovsky Classics
Swan Lake

fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
22, Mon
evening
Russian Masterpieces
A life for the Tsar

opera in four acts with an epilogue
Music: Mikhail Glinka
Production by Dmitry Chernyakov
Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
23, Tue
evening
Mariinsky Ballet
Serenade. La Valse. Ballet Imperial

Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel
Choreography: George Balanchine
Conductor: Pavel Bubelnikov
24, Wed
evening
The Turn of the Screw
opera in two acts with a prologue
Music: Benjamin Britten
Production by David McVicar
Conductor: Pavel Smelkov
25, Thu
evening
Imperial Ballet
Don Quixote

grand ballet in four acts (seven scenes) with a prologue
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Alexander Gorsky (1902)
Conductor: Vasily Kan
26, Fri
evening
Imperial Ballet
La Bayadère

ballet in three acts
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa (1877)
Revised choreography: Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani (1941)
Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
27, Sat
evening
Mariinsky Ballet
The Nutcracker

ballet in two acts
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Set, costume and production design: Mihail Chemiakin
Choreography: Kirill Simonov
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
28, Sun
morning
Mariinsky Ballet
The Magic Nut

ballet in two acts
Music: Sergei Slonimsky
Set, costume and production design: Mihail Chemiakin
Choreography: Donvena Pandoursky
Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
28, Sun
20:00
Italian Masterpieces
Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L´albergo del giglio d´oro

dramma giocoso in one act
Music: Gioachino Rossini
Production by Alain Maratrat
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
29, Mon
evening
Imperial Ballet
Swan Lake

fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
30, Tue
evening
Shostakovich Symphonies
Lutoslavsky. Piano Concerto
Shostakovich. Symphony No 11


Soloist: Sergei Babayan (piano)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
31, Wed
evening
Shostakovich on Stage
Katerina Izmailova

opera in four acts, nine scenes
Music: Dmitry Shostakovich (1963 version)
Production by Irina Molostova
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

June 2006

1, Thu
evening
Imperial Ballet
Swan Lake

fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
2, Fri
evening
Russian Masterpieces
The Queen of Spades

opera in three acts, seven scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by Alexander Galibin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
3, Sat
15:00
Imperial Ballet
Swan Lake

fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
3, Sat
20:00
Shostakovich Symphonies
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 5
Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 25


Soloist: Tzimon Barto (piano)
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
4, Sun
evening
Russian Masterpieces
The Queen of Spades

opera in three acts, seven scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by Alexander Galibin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
5, Mon
20:00
Shostakovich Symphonies
Shostakovich. Symphonies No. 3 & 13


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
6, Tue
18:00
Russian Masterpieces
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya

opera in four acts
Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Production by Dmitry Chernyakov
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
7, Wed
evening
Irma Nioradze Gala Performance
8, Thu
morning
Mariinsky Ballet
Final Graduation Performance of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet


Conductor: Valery Ovsyanikov
8, Thu
evening
Russian Masterpieces
Prince Igor

opera in three acts with a prologue (1954 Production)
Music: Alexander Borodin
Revival Stage Director: Irkin Gabitov (2001)
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
9, Fri
evening
Imperial Ballet
Swan Lake

fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
10, Sat
morning
Mariinsky Ballet
Final Graduation Performance of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet


Conductor: Valery Ovsyanikov
10, Sat
evening
Mariinsky Ballet
Ondine

ballet in two acts and six scenes
Music: Cesare Pugni
Choreography: Pierre Lacotte (2006)
Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
10, Sat
21:00
Church of the Spilled Blood
Concert of the Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre


Conductor: Andrei Petrenko
11, Sun
morning
Mariinsky Ballet
Final Graduation Performance of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet


Conductor: Valery Ovsyanikov
11, Sun
evening
Mariinsky Ballet
Chopiniana. Schéhérazade. Firebird.

Music: Frédéric Chopin, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
12, Mon
evening
Vladimir Galuzin Solo Concert

Conductor: Pavel Bubelnikov
13, Tue
18:00
Das Rheingold
the preliminary evening of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen
in four scenes
Music: Richard Wagner
Production concept: Valery Gergiev and George Tsypin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
15, Thu
18:00
Die Walküre
the first day of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen
in three acts
Music: Richard Wagner
Production concept: Valery Gergiev and George Tsypin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
16, Fri
18:00
Siegfried
the second day of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen
in three act
Music: Richard Wagner
Production concept: Valery Gergiev and George Tsypin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
16, Fri
evening
St Petersburg State Musical Comedy Theatre
Ballet Concert


Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
17, Sat
18:00
Götterdämmerung
the third day of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen
in three acts with prologue
Music: Richard Wagner
Production concept: Valery Gergiev and George Tsypin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
17, Sat
evening
St Petersburg State Musical Comedy Theatre
Ballet Concert


Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
18, Sun
evening
Italian Masterpieces
La forza del destino

opera in four acts
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Production by Elijah Moshinsky
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
19, Mon
20:00
Italian Masterpieces
Falstaff

opera in three acts and six scenes
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Production by Kirill Serebrennikov
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
20, Tue
18:00
Shostakovich Symphonies
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 7


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
20, Tue
20:30
Imperial Ballet
La Sylphide

pantomime ballet in two acts
Music: Herman von Lovenskjøld
Choreography: August Bournonville (1836)
Conductor: Alexander Polyanichko
21, Wed
18:00
Shostakovich Symphonies
Sibelius. Legends
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 9


Conductor: Esa Pekka Salonen
21, Wed
21:00
Mariinsky Ballet
The Magic Nut

ballet in two acts
Music: Sergei Slonimsky
Set, costume and production design: Mihail Chemiakin
Choreography: Donvena Pandoursky
Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
22, Thu
evening
St Petersburg State Musical Comedy Theatre
Ballet Concert


Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
22, Thu
evening
Shostakovich Symphonies
Shostakovich. Symphonies No. 1 & 4


London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
22, Thu
21:00
Mariinsky Ballet
The Nutcracker

ballet in two acts
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Set, costume and production design: Mihail Chemiakin
Choreography: Kirill Simonov
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
23, Fri
18:00
Italian Masterpieces
I pagliacci

opera in two acts with a prologue
Music: Ruggero Leoncavallo
Production by Isabelle Partiot-Pieri
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
23, Fri
22:00
Mariinsky Ballet
Jewels

ballet in three parts
Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine (1967)
Conductor: Valery Ovsyanikov
24, Sat
14:00
Shostakovich Symphonies
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 2
Sibelius. Violin Concerto
Rachmaninov. Piano Concerto No. 3


Soloists: Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
24, Sat
evening
Kirov Ballet
Romeo and Juliet

ballet in three acts (thirteen scenes)
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Leonid Lavrovsky (1940)
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
25, Sun
16:00
Yefim Bronfman – Solo Recital
25, Sun
20:00
Shostakovich on Stage
The Nose

opera in three acts and ten scenes
Music: Dmitry Shostakovich
Production by Yury Alexandrov
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
26, Mon
evening
St Petersburg State Musical Comedy Theatre
Shostakovich on Stage
Moscow, Cheryomushki

(concert performance)
operetta in three acts, five scenes
Music: Dmitry Shostakovich
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
27, Tue
20:00
Renée Fleming Solo Concert

Conductor: Valery Gergiev
! PREMIERE !
28, Wed
18:30
Shostakovich on Stage
The Golden Age


Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
28, Wed
22:30
Mozart. Requiem

Philharmonia of the Nations,
Chorus and Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre
Conductor: Justus Frantz
29, Thu
18:00
Shostakovich Symphonies
Schumann. Symphony No. 1
Shostakovich. Piano Concerto No 2
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 10


Soloist: Anika Vavic (piano)
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
29, Thu
evening
Ivangorod
Mazepa


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
! PREMIERE !
29, Thu
21:00
Shostakovich on Stage
The Golden Age


Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
30, Fri
20:00
Italian Masterpieces
Don Carlo

opera in four acts
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Production by Yury Alexandrov
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

July 2006

1, Sat
20:00
Italian Masterpieces
Nabucco

opera in four acts
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Production by Dmitry Bertman
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
2, Sun
evening
Imperial Ballet
Le Corsaire

ballet in three acts with a prologue and epilogue
Music: Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Pavel Oldenburgsky
Choreography: Pyotr Gusev (1987)
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
3, Mon
18:00
Shostakovich on Stage
Overcoat after Gogol. The Young Lady and the Hooligan. Leningrad Symphony

Music: Dmitry Shostakovich
Choreography: Noah D Gelber (2006), Konstantin Boyarsky (1962), Igor Belsky (1961)
Conductor: Pavel Bubelnikov
3, Mon
22:00
Shostakovich Centenary
Shostakovich Gala


Moscow Soloists
Conductor: Yuri Bashmet
4, Tue
evening
Imperial Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty

ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and apotheosis
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa (1890)
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
5, Wed
18:00
Così fan tutte
(concert performance)
drama giocoso in two acts
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Manfred Honeck
5, Wed
22:00
Kirov Ballet
Cinderella

ballet in three acts
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky (2002)
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
6, Thu
18:00
Shostakovich Symphonies
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 6
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky. Capriccio Italien


Soloist: Denis Matsuev (piano)
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
6, Thu
21:00
Mariinsky Ballet
Forsythe at the Mariinsky

7, Fri
evening
Kirov Ballet
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai

choreographic poem in four scenes with prologue and epilogue
Music: Boris Asafiev
Choreography: Rostislav Zakharov (1934)
Conductor: Valery Ovsyanikov
7, Fri
evening
Vyborg
Mazepa


Conductor: Boris Gruzin
8, Sat
17:00
Russian Masterpieces
Eugene Onegin

lyric opera in three acts, seven scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
9, Sun
evening
Mariinsky Ballet
Jewels

ballet in three parts
Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine (1967)
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
10, Mon
evening
Shostakovich Symphonies
Shostakovich. Symphonies No. 12 & 8


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
11, Tue
evening
Russian Masterpieces
Boris Godunov

Music: Modest Musorgsky
Production: Andrei Tarkovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
12, Wed
evening
Russian Masterpieces
The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of His Son the Renowned and of the Beautiful Swan-Princess

opera in a prologue and four acts
Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Production by Alexander Petrov
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
13, Thu
evening
Kirov Ballet
The Legend of Love

ballet in three acts
Music: Arif Melikov
Choreography: Yury Grigorovich (1961)
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
14, Fri
evening
Mariinsky Ballet
Prodigal Son. Reverence. Etudes

ballets in one act
Music: Sergei Prokofiev, Gavin Bryars, Karl Czerny
Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
15, Sat
evening
Italian Masterpieces
Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L´albergo del giglio d´oro

dramma giocoso in one act
Music: Gioachino Rossini
Production by Alain Maratrat
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
16, Sun
morning
Russian Masterpieces
Ruslan and Lyudmila

opera in five acts
Music: Mikhail Glinka
Production by Lotfi Mansouri
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
16, Sun
20:00
Mariinsky Ballet
Chopiniana. Schèhèrazade. Firebird

Music: Frédéric Chopin, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
17, Mon
evening
Imperial Ballet
Swan Lake

fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
18, Tue
evening
The Turn of the Screw
opera in two acts with a prologue
Music: Benjamin Britten
Production by David McVicar
Conductor: Pavel Smelkov
19, Wed
evening
The closing of the XIV International Festival Stars of the White Nights
Russian Masterpieces
Eugene Onegin

lyric opera in three acts, seven scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev

Matinee performances begin at 11.30 and evening performances at 7.00 unless otherwise stated
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Artistic director - Valery Gergiev (Mariinky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet)

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