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.

Mariinsky Ballet at ROH

24 July to 12 August 2017
Presented by Victor Hochhauser

Don Quixote 24, 25, 26 July and 5 August at 7:30pm; 5 August at 2pm
Swan Lake 27, 28, 29, 31 July and 1, 2, 7 August at 7:30pm; 29 July at 2pm
Anna Karenina 3, 4 August at 7:30pm
CONTRASTS: Carmen Suite / Infra / Paquita Grand Pas 8, 9 August at 7:30pm
La Bayadère 10, 11, 12 August at 7:30pm; 12 August at 2pm

Principal dancers to include: Nadezhda Batoeva, Ekaterina Kondaurova, Anastasia Matvienko, Yekaterina Osmolkina, Oxana Skorik, Viktoria Tereshkina, Diana Vishneva, Timur Askerov, Yevgeny Ivanchenko, Kimin Kim, Ernest Latypov, Xander Parish, Vladimir Shklyarov, Philipp Stepin (Subject to alteration)

Viktoria Tereshkina
Photo: Natasha Razina
Don Quixote
The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with the company’s sparkling production of Petipa and Gorsky’s exuberant classic, Don Quixote. Set in romantic Spain, the plot unfolds as the love between Kitri and Basilio is challenged by the fruitless attempts of Kitri’s father to engineer a more lucrative match for his unwilling daughter. The excitement, colour and wit of Cervantes’s masterpiece are a perfect vehicle for the brilliance of the Mariinsky dancers, whose astounding displays of dazzling choreography and virtuoso dancing are highlighted by Minkus’s irresistible music.

Ekaterina Kondaurova, Timur Askerov
Photo: Natasha Razina
Swan Lake

Konstantin Sergeyev’s entrancing production of Swan Lake, based on Petipa and Ivanov’s timeless masterpiece, creates a lyrical, mysterious world where Prince Siegfried and the swan-princess Odette affirm their love for each other, conquering the forces of evil. Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music combines with peerless choreography, showing the Mariinsky’s famed corps de ballet in its superlative beauty.

Diana Vishneva, Konstantin Zverev
Photo: Natasha Razina
Anna Karenina
Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed staging of Tolstoy’s epic novel Anna Karenina returns after its stunning success six years ago at the Royal Opera House. Tolstoy’s magnificent portrayal of an extraordinary and tormented woman who breaks all moral and social conventions with devastating consequences is set to a powerful score by Rodion Shchedrin. The ballet’s extraordinary heroine is the perfect vehicle for the unparalleled dramatic and expressive gifts of the Mariinsky’s great dancers.

Viktoria Brilyova, Philipp Stepin
Photo: Natasha Razina
CONTRASTS: Carmen Suite / Infra / Paquita Grand Pas
‘Contrasts’ offers three mesmerizing and sensational Mariinsky productions. Alberto Alonso’s sensual ballet Carmen Suite is set to Rodion Shchedrin’s imaginative re-creation of Bizet’s colourful opera. The Mariinsky’s magnificent dancers convey the shimmering emotional complexity of renowned British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s bewitching Infra to perfection. Finally, Spanish passion and excitement return in a thrilling restaging of Petipa’s famous Grand Pas from Paquita, to conclude a programme of excitement, grandeur and spectacle.

Grigory Popov
Photo Natasha Razina
La Bayadère
Set in mythical India, Petipa’s lavish melodrama of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption tells the tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor. Scenes of exotic spectacle culminate in the choreographic glory of the ‘Kingdom of the Shades’, one of the greatest treasures in the company’s repertory. The Mariinsky’s matchless soloists and exquisite corps de ballet combine to create an experience that captures the soul with its magnificence, poignancy and excitement.