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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Saint Petersburg

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St PetersburgBeethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Christian Knapp; Maria Bayankina; Yekaterina Sergeyeva; Sergei Semishkur; Mikhail Petrenko

St PetersburgLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Mikhail Sinkevich; Andrea de Rosa; Mariinsky Opera; Simone Mannino; Alessandro Lai; Alexey Markov; Albina Shagimuratova

St PetersburgAll of Tchaikovsky’s romances: first evening

Tchaikovsky: Songs: selection
Soloists from the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers; Larissa Gergieva

St PetersburgGiselle

Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Marius Petipa; Mariinsky Ballet; Nadezhda Batoeva; Timur Askerov; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
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The epitome of Russianness: Boris Godunov at the Mariinsky

Edem Umerov (Boris) © Natasha Razina | State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
In Tarkovsky's venerable production, the Mariinsky orchestra and chorus are brilliant – but too brilliant for their soloists, including two replacement Borises for an indisposed Mikhail Petrenko.
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Intoxicating, mystic, sacred, profane

Sergei Aleksashkin (Ivan) © Natasha Razina | State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
Rodion Shchedrin's opera mixes singing, choreography and storytelling to lend a potent sacred and mystic overlay to Nikolai Leskov's folk tale.
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Netrebko takes on Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky

Anna Netrebko (Adriana) © Valentin Baranovsky | State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
Isabelle Patriot-Pieri's new production is a quirky mix of traditional and the opposite; Netrebko shows her star quality; Eyvasov impresses.
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The Mariinsky celebrate Stravinsky's 135th

Mariinsky Concert Hall © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd
Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra celebrate Stravinsky with a gala that closes with an outstanding Firebird; young talent blooms in A Soldier's Tale
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