12 March 2013, 12:21

Mariinsky, Teatro Colon launch exchange programs

Mariinsky, Teatro Colon launch exchange programs

The Mariinsky Theatre in St.Petersburg and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires will exchange opera singers and ballet companies in accordance with a cooperation agreement signed in Buenos Aires by Mariinsky Director Valery Gergiev and Colon Theatre Director Pedro Pablo Garcia Caffi.

Under the agreement, Russian choreographers will stage operas and ballets at the Teatro Colon, while their Argentine counterparts will work at the Mariinsky.

The two theatres will also go on joint tours and hold music festivals.

The signing of the cooperation agreement was followed by a concert of the Colon Theatre Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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