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    Mariinsky Theatre

    • Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
    • Mariinsky Theatre$$
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      Mariinsky Theatre, founded by Catherine II in 1783 and located in Theatre Square St. Pereburga, is one of the oldest theaters in Russia, and a symbol of one of the most vibrant art centers of the country. As in the past, and today the theater plays a greater role in world culture.

      In the 30s of the 18th century in St. Petersburg opera and ballet performances were given in the court premises, is not well suited for such purposes. October 5, 1783 production of the opera J.. Paisiello "Peace Month" was inaugurated at the Big Stone Theater carousel area which now bears the name of the Theatre.

      In 1849, in front of the Stone Theatre by architect Kavos was built Equestrian Circus, where he gave and theater performances. After the fire, the circus has been restored and October 2, 1860 by M. Glinka "Life for the Tsar" has been opened in a new capacity - Now it was intended only for theatrical productions. This day is considered the second date of birth of the Mariinsky Theatre, received its name in honor of the wife of Emperor Alexander II, Maria Feodorovna.

      Even then, the Mariinsky Theatre beauty and splendor covered major European theaters. In the late 19th century, he has another case with a spacious vestybyulem, foyer and staircase. The magnificent interiors of the Mariinsky Theatre glorified him not less than great singers, dancers, conductors and choreographers who had on its stage. During the siege of Leningrad theater building was badly damaged, but by the autumn of 1944, it was almost restored. In the years 1968-1970 as a result of the reconstruction were significantly improved stage and orchestra pit of the theater. In 2006, the troupe and orchestra have at their disposal Concert Hall on the street Decembrists.

      At the Mariinsky at different times were outstanding opera singers Chaliapin, Yershov, Figner, Sobinov, raise. No less famous names of the dancers of the Mariinsky Ballet - Іstomіnay, Semenova, Kshesіnskaya, Nezhinsky, Ulanova, Pavlova, Nuryeva, Baryshnikov. And today on the stage glitter world stars, and the Mariinsky Theatre is on a par with the world's leading opera and ballet theaters.

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