We all hope that the opening of the Mariinsky-II will once again confirm and strengthen the great traditions of our theatre, opening the path to a future where it will be possible to stage the most contemporary works and innovative productions, productions of which we could not even have dreamed before.
The repertoire of Mariinsky II aims to demonstrate the supreme art of the performers in our companies and our wonderful stage, linking the history of the Mariinsky Theatre with contemporary audiences and with contemporary works from the diverse genres of opera, ballet and symphonic music.
The artistic opportunities available to the whole theatre – the opera and ballet companies, chorus and orchestra – will expand exponentially. After all, the Mariinsky II, the historic building and the Concert Hall together form a unique cultural complex. The new building with its main stage equipped with the very latest technology, and its three chamber venues, will create the most amazing conditions in which to bring to life daring artistic ideas and educational projects as well as chamber vocal and instrumental programmes.
We will be able to expand our audience base to tens of thousands, and millions more people will be able to see broadcasts of performances and concerts across Russia’s regions and throughout the world. We will be broadcasting special programmes for schools, libraries and cultural centres throughout the country, reaching the most far-flung corners. These broadcast projects are aimed, first and foremost, at children and young people.
The new theatre opens up new and incredible possibilities for us all. I truly believe that.
I invite everyone to come to the performances and concerts at Mariinsky II and share in the celebrations marking the opening of this new theatre.
©2013 Danza Ballet®