In strict accordance with its name, the "Stars of the white nights" gather at the end of may in the walls of the legendary "Mariinsky" Opera and ballet celebrities from different countries. The festival was established in 1993 by Valery Gergiev, artistic Director and Director of the Mariinsky theatre, as a "musical gift" to the Northern capital from world cultural figures. During the existence of the project was attended by such legends of high art, as Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Yuri Temirkanov, Gidon Kremer, Alfred Brendel, Olga Borodina, Vadim Repin, Deborah Voigt, James Conlon and Alexander Toradze. Many international experts in the field of art include "Stars of the white nights" in the top ten cultural festivals in the world.
The program of the theater festival takes place at two main venues. It includes more than 160 performances and concerts, most of which are immortal works of such classics as Shostakovich, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Mahler from the repertoire of the main theater of St. Petersburg. During the day, Opera and ballet performances take place on the Central stage and the new Mariinsky-2 stage, and in the evening — in the Concert hall of the Mariinsky theatre.
Since 2016, the famous cultural forum has received its logical continuation at the other end of Russia. After the end of their St. Petersburg program, the Stars move to the Primorsky stage of the Mariinsky theatre in Vladivostok, where the Mariinsky festival opens in the summer. Already the first ballet and Opera Symposium gathered under its auspices more than 300 outstanding artists from 12 countries, and its audience became more than 20,000 residents of Vladivostok.
The information about the dates of the festival will appear soon.
The price of tickets for the performances of the Opera and ballet festival "Stars of the white nights" - from 800 rubles.