Opening Gala at the new Mariinsky II Opera House

Air Tuesday, August 13 at 11 a.m.
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 Netrebco, Plácido Domingo, René Pape, Denis Matsuev, Leonidas Kavakos, the Mariinsky Children’s Chorus and many others and also features exclusive interviews gathered by producers with Gergiev and other key figures behind the creation of this celebrated new theater.

Works featured in the program include:
Prokofiev: Montagues and capulets, from 'Romeo and Juliet'
Bach: Ave Maria
Rossini: La calunnia, from 'Il Barber of Seville'
Ginzburg: Fantasy on Figaro's Cavatina
Mussorgsky: Coronation Scene, from 'Boris Godunov'
Tchaikovsky: internval 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 Choir from 'Iolanta'