The Mariinsky Theatre Trust is grateful to BP for its ten-year support of the Mariinsky UK touring programme. This partnership builds on the strong relationship already established between BP Russia and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and forms part of BP's cultural programme in the UK.

Patrons, Board & Executive

HRH The Prince of Wales

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill

Artistic and General Director of the Mariinsky Theatre
Valery Gergiev

Plácido Domingo

Founder Patrons
Sviatoslav Richter
Sir Georg Solti KBE
Sir Peter Ustinov CBE
Yuri Bashmet

Previous Chair
Lady Solti (1937-2021)

Founder Chair
The Duchess of Abercorn OBE (1946-2018)
“The Duchess of Abercorn, Sacha, was an inspiration to us all. The Mariinsky Theatre Trust was her invention, and her support, enthusiasm and friendship was constant throughout the past years. She was the guiding light of the Trust, a friend to both artists and supporters, always there with her wise and quietly given advice. We shall all miss her deeply but with gratitude for her dedication in helping so many not only in lyric theatre but in so many walks of life.”
Lady Solti, Chair Mariinsky Theatre Trust (2001-2021)

Rt Hon Nicholas Brown MP
Paul Cardwell
Peter Charow
Michael Dawson
Andrew Knight
Taryn Malcom
Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill
Colin Tweedy

Chief Executive
Caroline González-Pintado

Company Secretary
Garry Glover

The Mariinsky Theatre Trust is the working name of the Anglo-Russian Opera & Ballet Trust, a company limited by guarantee. Registered UK charity 1010450 / Registered Company in England and Wales: 2703399