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.

Goldsmiths’ Hall Gala Recital

A Gala Recital by Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre

Tuesday 3 March 2020
Goldsmiths’ Hall
Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN



Soloists from the Young Singers Academy of the Mariinsky Theatre
Especially chosen by Larisa Gergieva, Artistic Director

Ekaterina Latisheva – Soprano
Anna Matis – Mezzo Soprano
Alexander Koryakov – Bass

Evening generously supported by

7:00pm Recital
8:15pm Champagne Reception
9:00pm Formal Dinner
10:45pm Carriages

Dress: Black Tie

This evening was dedicated to Sacha, Duchess of Abercorn, Founder Chair of the Mariinsky Theatre Trust. Sacha was a great champion of the talented young artists at the Mariinsky Theatre and in 1997 she had the vision and inspiration to create these recital evenings in London. Over the years she supported many young artists, encouraging them in that crucial time at the beginning of their careers.

The Mariinsky Theatre has established a reputation, in Russia and abroad, for producing young singers of remarkable talent. This reputation is nurtured by the “Young Singers’ Academy of the Mariinsky Theatre”, created by Valery Gergiev in 1998.

Following the successes of previous such evenings, the Mariinsky Theatre Trust is again presenting outstanding young artists of the Academy especially selected to perform in London, by Larisa Gergieva, Artistic Director of the Academy.

Our Chairman, Lady Solti, will be the host for this exclusive evening. The evening will begin promptly at 7pm in the magnificent Livery Hall with a recital of Russian, French and Italian operatic repertoire and song. After the recital there will be a champagne reception in the Drawing and Exhibition Rooms followed by dinner in the Livery Hall. The magnificently proportioned Livery Hall, with its ornate ceiling richly decorated in gold leaf, will be lit by four spectacular chandeliers dating from 1835. Almost 200 real candles will create a magical ambiance for the recital and dinner.

Since the first Gala Recital in 1997 over forty young singers from the Mariinsky have performed in sixteen separate evenings. Many of these artists have subsequently developed international operatic careers, including Ildar Abdrazakov, Alexey Markov, Yulia Matochkina, Evgeny Nikitin, Olga Pudova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Daniil Shtoda, Vladislav Sulimsky, Olga Trifonova, Yury Vorobiev and Dmitry Voropaev.

The Mariinsky Theatre Trust is grateful to JTI for its ongoing support of the Mariinsky Theatre and particularly this recital evening by young adult singers of the Mariinsky Academy. This valuable assistance builds on the long-term relationship between JTI and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.

Proceeds from the evening will assist the activities of the Mariinsky Theatre Trust to support the Mariinsky Theatre and its initiatives.

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