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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Russia

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St PetersburgGiselle

Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Marius Petipa; Mariinsky Ballet; Viktoria Tereshkina; Vladimir Shklyarov; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra

St PetersburgOlga Kotlyarova (organ)

Olga Kotlyarova, Organ

St PetersburgLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Alexei Aslanov; Alexei Stepanyuk; Mariinsky Opera; Igor Grinevich; Migran Agadzhanyan; Yekaterina Goncharova; Vladimir Moroz

St PetersburgAida

Verdi: Aida
Christian Knapp; Alexei Stepanyuk; Mariinsky Opera; Pyotr Schildknekht; Yulia Matochkina; Oleg Videman; TBC

St PetersburgThe Four Seasons

Richter: The Four Seasons
Ilya Zhivoi; Mariinsky Ballet; Sofia Vartanian; Ekaterina Kondaurova; Konstantin Zverev
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The Bolshoi: Danish dancing with a Russian touch

© Damir Yusupov
The Bolshoi dancers Anna Tikhomiova and Artemy Belyakov shine in the stylish and poetic version of La Sylphide by Johan Kobborg.
****1
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Mieczysław Weinberg's The Idiot at the Bolshoi Theatre

Bogdan Volkov (Prince Myshkin), Pyotr Migunov (Rogozhin) © Damir Yusupov
Completed in 1985 and premièred in Mannheim in 2013, Mieczysław Weinberg's The Idiot is a true rarity. Seeing it revived for the first time, it's thrilling to see the opera given the vocal and musical treatment it desrves, lending a helping hand to its return from oblivion.
****1
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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.
***11
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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.
****1
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