The Legendary Mariinsky Theatre

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On October 2, 1860, a new theater opened in St. Petersburg, named Mariinsky after Emperor Alexander II’s wife, Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Designed by architect Alberto Cavos, it was built on the site of the burned down Circus Theatre. The theater was reconstructed twice during the 19th century: in 1840-1886 and in 1894-1896.

On October 2, 1860, a new theater opened in St. Petersburg, named Mariinsky after Emperor Alexander II’s wife, Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Designed by architect Alberto Cavos, it was built on the site of the burned down Circus Theatre. The theater was reconstructed twice during the 19th century: in 1840-1886 and in 1894-1896.

© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankOn October 2, 1860, a new theater opened in St. Petersburg, named Mariinsky after Emperor Alexander II’s wife, Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Designed by architect Alberto Cavos, it was built on the site of the burned down Circus Theatre. The theater was reconstructed twice during the 19th century: in 1840-1886 and in 1894-1896. Photo: Teatralnaya Ploshchad, the square in front of the Mariinsky Theatre, 1907.
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On October 2, 1860, a new theater opened in St. Petersburg, named Mariinsky after Emperor Alexander II’s wife, Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Designed by architect Alberto Cavos, it was built on the site of the burned down Circus Theatre. The theater was reconstructed twice during the 19th century: in 1840-1886 and in 1894-1896. Photo: Teatralnaya Ploshchad, the square in front of the Mariinsky Theatre, 1907.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankThe theater season in the new building opened with the first classic national Russian opera, “A Life for the Tsar (Ivan Susanin)” by Mikhail Glinka, which was first performed in 1836. Photo: A scene from the opera “A Life for the Tsar” by Mikhail Glinka performed in the Mariinsky Theatre, 1886.
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The theater season in the new building opened with the first classic national Russian opera, “A Life for the Tsar (Ivan Susanin)” by Mikhail Glinka, which was first performed in 1836. Photo: A scene from the opera “A Life for the Tsar” by Mikhail Glinka performed in the Mariinsky Theatre, 1886.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankThe Mariinsky Theatre solidified and improved the traditions of the first music scene in Russia. Photo: Singer Feodor Chaliapin playing Dosifei in the opera “Khovanshchina” by Modest Mussorgsky. 1911.
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The Mariinsky Theatre solidified and improved the traditions of the first music scene in Russia. Photo: Singer Feodor Chaliapin playing Dosifei in the opera “Khovanshchina” by Modest Mussorgsky. 1911.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankIn 1869, Marius Petipa took charge of the Mariinsky Ballet Company. His ballets, especially those set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Alexander Glazunov, revealed the immense talents of many dancers of different generations. Photo: Matilda Kshesinskaya performing in the ballet “La Esmeralda” by Cesare Pugni, 1899.
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In 1869, Marius Petipa took charge of the Mariinsky Ballet Company. His ballets, especially those set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Alexander Glazunov, revealed the immense talents of many dancers of different generations. Photo: Matilda Kshesinskaya performing in the ballet “La Esmeralda” by Cesare Pugni, 1899.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankThe famous ballerina Anna Pavlova performed in the Mariinsky Theatre for the last time in 1913. Photo: Dancers Anna Pavlova and Mikhail Mordkin in the ballet “The Pharaoh’s Daughter” by Cesare Pugni.
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The famous ballerina Anna Pavlova performed in the Mariinsky Theatre for the last time in 1913. Photo: Dancers Anna Pavlova and Mikhail Mordkin in the ballet “The Pharaoh’s Daughter” by Cesare Pugni.
© RIA Novosti . Ozerskiy / Go to the photo bankThe theater saw the heyday of set designers such as Konstantin Korovin, Alexander Golovin, Alexander Benois, Simon Virsaladze, and Fyodor Fedorovsky. Photo: A set designed by Alexander Benois for the ballet “Petrushka” by Igor Stravinsky in the Mariinsky Theatre.
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The theater saw the heyday of set designers such as Konstantin Korovin, Alexander Golovin, Alexander Benois, Simon Virsaladze, and Fyodor Fedorovsky. Photo: A set designed by Alexander Benois for the ballet “Petrushka” by Igor Stravinsky in the Mariinsky Theatre.
© RIA Novosti . N. Egorov / Go to the photo bankIn 1968-1970, the theater was reconstructed under the design of Salomeya Gelfer. As a result, the left wing of the building was elongated.
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In 1968-1970, the theater was reconstructed under the design of Salomeya Gelfer. As a result, the left wing of the building was elongated.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankIn 1988, Valery Gergiev became chief conductor of the theater. In 1996, he became art director.
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In 1988, Valery Gergiev became chief conductor of the theater. In 1996, he became art director.
© RIA Novosti . Yuri Abramochkin / Go to the photo bankA scene from the ballet “Swan Lake” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, directed by Bolshoi Theatre art director Vladimir Vasilyev, 1990.

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A scene from the ballet “Swan Lake” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, directed by Bolshoi Theatre art director Vladimir Vasilyev, 1990.

© Sputnik / Sergey Kompaniychenko / Go to the photo bankPhoto: Ulyana Lopatkina and Ilya Kuznetsov in the gala performance of the 6th International Ballet Festival, 2006.
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Photo: Ulyana Lopatkina and Ilya Kuznetsov in the gala performance of the 6th International Ballet Festival, 2006.
© RIA Novosti . Alexey Danichev / Go to the photo bankOpera singer Anna Netrebko (in white) performing the title role in the opera “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti, directed by John Doyle, at the 2009 opening night of the Mariinsky Theatre, 2009.
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Opera singer Anna Netrebko (in white) performing the title role in the opera “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti, directed by John Doyle, at the 2009 opening night of the Mariinsky Theatre, 2009.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Kompaniychenko / Go to the photo bankA scene from the opera “Falstaff” by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, 2006.
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A scene from the opera “Falstaff” by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, 2006.
© RIA Novosti . Alexey Nikolskiy / Go to the photo bankPhoto: Mariinsky Theatre prima ballerina Diana Vishnyova rehearsing before the premiere of the Russian-American ballet project “Diana Vishnyova: Beauty in Motion” performed at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, 2008.
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Photo: Mariinsky Theatre prima ballerina Diana Vishnyova rehearsing before the premiere of the Russian-American ballet project “Diana Vishnyova: Beauty in Motion” performed at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, 2008.
© Alexey Danichev / Go to the photo bankA scene from the premiere of the ballet “Presentiment of Spring” set to the music of Anatoly Lyadov and choreography by Yury Smekalov in the Mariinsky Theatre as part of the 6th Maslenitsa Music Festival, 2010.
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A scene from the premiere of the ballet “Presentiment of Spring” set to the music of Anatoly Lyadov and choreography by Yury Smekalov in the Mariinsky Theatre as part of the 6th Maslenitsa Music Festival, 2010.
© RIA Novosti . Alexey Danichev / Go to the photo bankThis year, Hollywood actor John Malkovich began acting in the Mariinsky Theatre. He is acting in “The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of A Serial Killer,” a play by Michael Sturminger for a baroque orchestra, two sopranos and one actor, which was first staged in Ronacher, Vienna, in July 2009.
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This year, Hollywood actor John Malkovich began acting in the Mariinsky Theatre. He is acting in “The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of A Serial Killer,” a play by Michael Sturminger for a baroque orchestra, two sopranos and one actor, which was first staged in Ronacher, Vienna, in July 2009.
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