On May 2 Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina will perform in a star-studded gala that celebrates the opening of the Mariinsky II opera house. Borodina joins a lineup of musical luminaries that includes Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, and Yuri Bashmet, under the baton of Maestro Valery Gergiev. The gala event opens a weekend-long celebration that also includes Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Verdi’s Nabucco, and performances by the Mariinsky Ballet.
The state-of-the-art Mariinsky II will serve as an expansion to the Mariinsky Theatre, one of the world’s most iconic artistic institutions, and is the final addition to the Mariinsky Cultural Complex in St. Petersburg’s historic Theatre Square.
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