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"THE STARS OF THE WHITE NIGHTS" FESTIVAL 2003
 

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Here you can find the program of the "Stars of the White Nights" Festival, which was held in Saint Petersburg, May 05 - August 05, 2003.

Mariinsky hall plan
Mariinsky 3D View

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

May 2003

5, Mon
evening
OPENING OF THE XI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL STARS OF THE WHITE NIGHTS

War and Peace

opera in two acts (2000 Production)
Music: Sergey Prokofiev
Production by Andrey Konchalovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
6, Tue
evening
War and Peace
opera in two acts (2000 Production)
Music: Sergey Prokofiev
Production by Andrey Konchalovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
7, Wed
20:00
ORCHESTRA OF THE MARIINSKY THEATRE
Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade
Glazunov-Violin Concerto
Rachmaninov-Symphony No. 2


Soloist: Vadim Repin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
8, Thu
evening
WORLD ORCHESTRA FOR PEACE
Mendelssohn - Overture and Scherzo - Midsummer Night's Dream
Strauss - Don Juan
Prokofiev - Ode to the End of War, Op. 105
Stravinsky - Petrushka (1911)


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
With the support of Ermenegildo Zegna and the Friends of the World Orchestra for Peace
9, Fri
evening
BALLETS to music by SHOSTAKOVICH
The Young Lady and the Hooligan
Leningrad Symphony
The Bedbug


Conductor: Alexander Polyanichko
10, Sat
13:00
Swan Lake
fantasty ballet in three acts, four scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
Conductor: Alexander Polyanichko
10, Sat
evening
Swan Lake
fantasty ballet in three acts, four scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
Conductor: Alexander Polyanichko
11, Sun
12:00
Eugene Onegin
lyrical scenes in three acts, seven scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
11, Sun
20:00
Chopiniana, Scheherazade, Firebird
the ballets of Mikhail Fokine
Conductor: Alexander Titov
13, Tue
18:00
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya
opera in four acts
Music: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Production by Dmitry Chernyakov
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
14, Wed
evening
ST PETERSBURG CONSERVATOIRE

SINFONIETTA CRACOVIA
Penderecki - Sinfonietta for Strings
Mozart - Piano Concerto in A, KV 488
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3


Soloist: Christoph Eschenbach
Conductor: John Axelrod
14, Wed
evening
Honoring Olga Moiseeva

Kirov Ballet Gala


Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
15, Thu
evening
Don Quixote
grand ballet in four acts, seven scenes with Prologue
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Alexander Gorsky (1902)
Conductor: Algirdas Paulavicius
16, Fri
evening
Carmen. Apollo. Prodigal Son
one act´s ballets
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
17, Sat
evening
Swan Lake
fantasty ballet in three acts, four scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
Conductor: Yury Gamaley
18, Sun
20:00
THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Mahler - Symphony No. 3


Soloist: Zlata Bulycheva
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
20, Tue
evening
Giselle
fantastic ballet in two acts
Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa (1884 version)
21, Wed
evening
SMOLNY CATHEDRAL

ORCHESTRE DES CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES
Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7


Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
21, Wed
evening
Cinderella
ballet in three acts
Music: Sergey Prokofiev
Choreography: Alexey Ratmansky (2002)
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
22, Thu
18:00
Le Corsaire
ballet in three acts with prologue and epilogue
Music: Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Pavel Oldenburgsky
Choreography: Pyotr Gusev based on the composition and choreography of Marius Petipa
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
22, Thu
evening
SMOLNY CATHEDRAL

ZAGREB PHILHARMONIC
Parac - Symphony
Sulek - Concerto for Cello
Dvorak - Symphony No. 8


Soloist: Monika Leskovar
Conductor: Dmitri Liss
23, Fri
12:00
THE MARBLE PALACE

Opening of the exhibition The Mariinsky Theatre. 1783-2003. Variations on a Theme


With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
23, Fri
18:00
Khovanshchina
folk musical drama in five acts, six scenes (1960 Production)
Music: Modest Musorgsky
New stage version: Yury Alexandrov (2000)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
24, Sat
15:00
SMOLNY CATHEDRAL

COLLEGIUM VOCALE GENT
Bach - Mass in b minor


Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
24, Sat
20:00
Macbeth
opera in four acts
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Production by David McVicar
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
25, Sun
16:00
MARIINSKY THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Mahler - Symphony No. 2


Anna Netrebko (soprano), Olga Borodina (mezzo soprano)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
25, Sun
20:00
Swan Lake
fantasty ballet in three acts, four scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
Conductor: Alexander Polyanichko
26, Mon
evening
KALININGRAD

Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky cantata
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture


Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
27, Tue
evening
The Queen of Spades
opera in three acts, seven scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by Alexander Galibin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
General sponsor of performance - Daimler Chrysler
28, Wed
evening
PALACE SQUARE

TRIBUTE TO ST PETERSBURG
Balanchine - Serenade
Borodin - In the Polovtsis' Camp, scene from the opera Prince Igor
Petipa - The Shadows from the ballet La Bayadere


Ballet, Chorus, Orchestra and Soloists of the Mariinsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
General sponsor of performance - BP
Producer - Rodalin C Productions
Coproduction with The State Hermitage Museum
30, Fri
20:00
THREE CENTURIES OF ST PETERSBURG
Gala Concert
with Olga Borodina, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anna Netrebko, Vassily Gerello, Nikolay Putilin, Uliana Lopatkina, Diana Vishneva, Svetlana Zakharova, Igor Zelensky



Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
31, Sat
20:00
THREE CENTURIES OF ST PETERSBURG
Gala Concert of world opera and ballet stars


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
General sponsor of the concert: Bank Evrofinance
31, Sat
22:00
THE MARBLE PALACE

THREE CENTURIES OF ST PETERSBURG Ball


General sponsor: Bank Evrofinance
 
 
 

June 2003

1, Sun
12:30
Romeo and Juliet
Ballet in three acts, thirteen scenes
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Leonid Lavrovsky
Conductor: Alexander Titov
1, Sun
20:00
MARIINSKY THEATRE ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture
Berlioz - Excerpts from the Romeo and Julia dramatic symphony


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Concert sponsored by Airbus
2, Mon
evening
Don Quixote
grand ballet in four acts, seven scenes with Prologue
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Alexander Gorsky (1902)
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
3, Tue
evening
La traviata
melodramma in three acts
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Production by Charles Roubaud
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
4, Wed
morning
Graduation Performance by the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet
4, Wed
20:00
Giselle
fantastic ballet in two acts
Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa (1884 version)
5, Thu
evening
Jewels
ballet in three parts
5, Thu
evening
SMOLNY CATHEDRAL

Gubaidulina - Easter Oratorium and St. John's Passion


Co-production with the Rotterdam Philharmonic - Gergiev Festival
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
! PREMIERE !
6, Fri
evening
The Demon
fantastic opera in three acts
Music: Anton Rubinstein
Production by Lev Dodin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
7, Sat
12:30
Graduation Performance by the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet
7, Sat
20:00
ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Berlioz - Requiem


Mariinsky Theatre Chorus
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
8, Sun
13:00
ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Mahler - Symphony No. 6 (Die Tragische)


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
8, Sun
18:00
Parsifal
grand stage mystery in three acts
Music: Richard Wagner
Production by Tony Palmer
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
General sponsor of the performance Daimler Chrysler
9, Mon
13:00
Graduation Performance by the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet
! PREMIERE !
9, Mon
20:00
Tribute to Stravinsky

Oedipus Rex
Les Noces
Le sacre du Printemps


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
10, Tue
18:00
Le Corsaire
ballet in three acts with prologue and epilogue
Music: Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Pavel Oldenburgsky
Choreography: Pyotr Gusev based on the composition and choreography of Marius Petipa
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
10, Tue
evening
SMALL PHILHARMONIC HALL

Mariinsky Young Philharmonic Orchestra


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
10, Tue
evening
VYBORG CASTLE

Aida


opera in four acts
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
10, Tue
21:00
LAHTI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sibelius - Pohjola's Daughter
Aho - Symphony No. 9
Sibelius - Symphony No. 5


Soloist: Christian Lindberg (trombone)
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
11, Wed
evening
VYBORG CASTLE

SWEDISH RADIO ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
LAHTI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MARIINSKY THEATRE ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Verdi - Requiem


Mariinsky Theatre Soloists
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
11, Wed
evening
Jewels
ballet in three parts
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
12, Thu
evening
SWEDISH RADIO ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Brahms - Requiem


Conductor: Manfred Honeck
! PREMIERE !
13, Fri
18:00
Das Rheingold (new production)
the preliminary evening iof the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
13, Fri
22:00
SMOLNY CATHEDRAL

SWEDISH RADIO CHAMBER CHORUS



Ligeti Lux aeterna
Bruckner Christus factus est, Virga Jesse, Ave Maria
Lidholm ...a riverder le stelle
Bax Mater ora filium
Suchon Naveselici
14, Sat
14:00
ST PETERSBURG CONSERVATOIRE

ORCHESTRA OF THE NATIONS
Beethoven - Symphony No 9


Mariinsky Theatre Soloists and Chorus
Conductor: Justus Frantz
! PREMIERE !
14, Sat
18:00
Die Walküre (new production)
first day of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
15, Sun
evening
MARIINSKY OPERA AND BALLET GALA
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Mariinsky Young Philarmonic Orchestra
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
Mahler - Symphony No. 5


Soloist: Christian Blackshaw
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
15, Sun
23:00
PHILARMONIA OF THE NATIONS

Conductor: Valery Gergiev
16, Mon
18:00
Siegfried
second day of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen in three acts
Music: Richard Wagner
Production by Vladimir Mirzoev
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
16, Mon
evening
SMALL PHILHARMONIC HALL

Gala of Academy of young singers

17, Tue
evening
Mikhail Glinka
A Life for the Tsar (concert performance)


Mariinsky Theatre Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
18, Wed
18:00
Götterdämmerung
third day of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen in three acts with prologue
Music: Richard Wagner
Production by Vladimir Mirzoev
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
19, Thu
20:00
MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Kancheli - Fingerprints
Mahler - Symphony No. 4


Soloist: Anna Netrebko
Conductor: Markus Stenz
20, Fri
evening
SMOLNY CATHEDRAL

MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Lentz - Guyuhmgan
Strauss - Tod und Verklärung symphonic poem


Conductor: Markus Stenz
20, Fri
evening
Boris Godunov
opera in seven scenes (version of 1869)
Music: Modest Musorgsky
Production by Victor Kramer
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
21, Sat
16:00
MARIINSKY THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Salonen - Insomnia (Russian Premiere)
Shostakovitch - Piano Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky - Le Sacre du printemps


Soloist: Alexander Toradze
Conductor: Esa Pekka Salonen
21, Sat
20:00
Swan Lake
fantasty ballet in three acts, four scenes
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
22, Sun
14:00
BAMBERGER SYMPHONIKER
Ligeti - Horn concerto
Mahler - Symphony No. 5


Soloist: Marie Luise Neunecker
Conductor: Jonathan Nott
22, Sun
evening
The Sleeping Beauty
Ballet-féerie in three acts with a prologue and an apotheosis (revival of the 1890 production)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa
23, Mon
evening
MARIINSKY THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Pfitzner - Violin Concerto
Mahler - Symphony No. 9


Soloist: Rainer Kuechel (violin)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
24, Tue
13:00
IVANGOROD

A Concert of Choral Music
Russian Church Music


Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
24, Tue
22:00
IVANGOROD

Prince Igor


opera in three acts with a prologue
Music: Alexander Borodin
25, Wed
18:00
Princess Pirlipat, or Worthiness Punished
ballet in one act
Music: Sergey Slonimsky
Libretto, sets, costumes and production: Mihail Chemiakin
Choreography: Kirill Simonov (2003)
25, Wed
22:00
The Nutcracker
ballet in two acts
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Set, Costume and Production Design: Mihail Chemiakin
Choreography: Kirill Simonov
26, Thu
evening
MARIINSKY THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust dramatic legend


Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
! PREMIERE !
27, Fri
evening
Tribute to Stravinsky

Oedipus Rex
Les Noces
Le sacre du Printemps


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
28, Sat
morning
WIENER PHILHARMONISCHER ORCHESTER

Strauss - Selected Waltzes
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 5


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
28, Sat
evening
WHITE NIGHTS Ball

Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Sponsored by Bank Evrofinance
29, Sun
15:00
WIENER STREICHSOLISTEN
Bach - Double Concerto BWV 1045
Staar - Metamorphoses of a Labyrinth (world premiere)
Mozart - Divertissement
Strauss - Selected works


Soloists: Reiner Honeck (violin), Sergey Levitin (violin), René Staar (violin)
! PREMIERE !
29, Sun
evening
White Nights´ premiere

The Enchantress

opera in four acts
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Production by David Pountney
Soloists: Vladimir Vaneev, Olga Sergeeva, Olga Savova, Viktor Chernomortsev
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
30, Mon
16:00
ST PETERSBURG CONSERVATOIRE

Kancheli - "Warzon"
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No 2
Raskatov - "Path" - russian premiere
Sibelius - Violin Concerto


MARIINSKY THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Soloists: Yuri Bashmet (viola), Dmitri Kavakos (violin), Tsimon Barto (piano)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
30, Mon
20:00
Il Trittico: Il tabarro. Suor Angelica. Gianni Schicchi
one act's operas
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Production by Walter Le Moli
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
 
 
 

July 2003

1, Tue
evening
SMALL PHILHARMONIC HALL

MOSCOW SOLOISTS


Conductor: Yury Bashmet
1, Tue
evening
BILBAO ORKESTRA SINFONIKOA

Arriaga - Overture Los esclavos felices overture
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar
Ravel - Excerpts from Suite No. 1 & 2, Daphnis et Chloé


Soloist: Pepe Romero (guitar)
Conductor: Juanjo Mena
2, Wed
evening
La Sylphide
pantomime ballet in two acts
Music: Hermann Levenskyold
Choreography: August Bournonville
4, Fri
evening
Giselle
fantastic ballet in two acts
Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa (1884 version)
5, Sat
evening
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
choreographic poem in four scenes with a prologue and an epilogue
Music: Boris Asafiev
Choreography: Rostislav Zakharov (1934)
8, Tue
20:00
Hamburg Ballet
John Neumeier

Nijinski

To music by Chopin, Schumann, Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich
Choreography, sets and costumes by John Neumeier, based partly on the original sketches by Léon Bakst and Alexandre Benois
9, Wed
14:00
Hamburg Ballet
John Neumeier

Nijinski

To music by Chopin, Schumann, Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich
Choreography, sets and costumes by John Neumeier, based partly on the original sketches by Léon Bakst and Alexandre Benois
9, Wed
20:00
Hamburg Ballet
John Neumeier

Nijinski

To music by Chopin, Schumann, Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich
Choreography, sets and costumes by John Neumeier, based partly on the original sketches by Léon Bakst and Alexandre Benois
11, Fri
20:00
Hamburg Ballet
John Neumeier

Seagull

Music by Dmitry Shostakovich, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Scriabin and Evelyn Glennie
12, Sat
14:00
Hamburg Ballet
John Neumeier

Seagull

Music by Dmitry Shostakovich, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Scriabin and Evelyn Glennie
12, Sat
20:00
Hamburg Ballet
John Neumeier

Seagull

Music by Dmitry Shostakovich, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Scriabin and Evelyn Glennie
13, Sun
14:00
Hamburg Ballet
John Neumeier

Seagull

Music by Dmitry Shostakovich, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Scriabin and Evelyn Glennie
15, Tue
evening
Hamburg Ballet
John Neumeier

La Dame aux Camélias

Music by Frédéric Chopin
Choreography and staging by John Neumeier
Set and costume design by Jürgen Rose

Ballet based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils

18, Fri
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Ashton - Scenes de Ballet
Ashton - Marguerite and Arnaud
McMillan - Song of the Earth

19, Sat
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Ashton - Scenes de Ballet
Ashton - Marguerite and Arnaud
McMillan - Song of the Earth

20, Sun
14:00
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

McMillan - Romeo and Juliet

20, Sun
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

McMillan - Romeo and Juliet

22, Tue
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Anthony Dowell - Swan Lake

23, Wed
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Anthony Dowell - Swan Lake

24, Thu
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Weldon - Tryst
Ashton - Month in the Country
McMillan - Gloria

25, Fri
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Weldon - Tryst
Ashton - Month in the Country
McMillan - Gloria

26, Sat
14:00
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Anthony Dowell - Swan Lake

26, Sat
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Anthony Dowell - Swan Lake

27, Sun
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

McMillan - Romeo and Juliet

28, Mon
evening
The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

McMillan - Romeo and Juliet

30, Wed
evening
New York City Ballet

Ballets by Balanchine:
Serenade
Symphony in Three Movements
Symphony in C


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
 
 
 

August 2003

2, Sat
12:00
New York City Ballet

Ballets by Balanchine

2, Sat
evening
New York City Ballet

Ballets by Robbins

3, Sun
evening
New York City Ballet

Ballets by Balanchine

4, Mon
evening
New York City Ballet

Balanchine - Agon
Balanchine - Concerto Barocco
Martins - Hallelujah Junction
Balanchine - Western Symphony

5, Tue
evening
New York City Ballet

Balanchine - Agon
Balanchine - Concerto Barocco
Martins - Hallelujah Junction
Balanchine - Western Symphony

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Complete playbill of all St. Petersburg,Russia theatres, shows, concerts, etcComplete playbill of all St. Petersburg,Russia theatres, shows, concerts, etc. !
World-known music festival "The Stars of the White Nights". Artistic director - Valery Gergiev (Mariinky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet)World-known music festival "The Stars of the White Nights".
Artistic director - Valery Gergiev (Mariinky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet)

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