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.

Past events


Goldsmiths’ Hall Gala Recital


Mariinsky Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev at Cadogan Hall


Goldsmiths’ Hall Gala Recital

Mariinsky Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev at Cadogan Hall


Goldsmiths’ Hall Gala Recital

  • 23 November 2017

Mariinsky Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev at Symphony Hall Birmingham

Mariinsky Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev at Belfast International Arts Festival

Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble, cond. Valery Gergiev at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Mariinsky Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev at Cadogan Hall

Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus, cond. Valery Gergiev Conductor at the BBC Proms

Mariinsky Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev Conductor at the Edinburgh Festival

  • 23 August 2017

    Only at the Edinburgh International Festival could you experience two of the world’s finest orchestras in a single concert.

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Mariinsky Ballet at the Royal Opera House

  • 24 July to 12 August 2017

    Presented by Victor Hochhauser

    Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Anna Karenina, CONTRASTS: Carmen Suite / Infra / Paquita Grand Pas, and La Bayadère

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Mariinsky Orchestra & Valery Gergiev

  • 26 – 28 September 2016: Prokofiev: The Complete Symphonies

    Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra performed a complete cycle of Prokofiev’s symphonies along with both of his glorious violin concertos and Sinfonia Concertante for Cello & Orchestra.

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Mariinsky Opera & Valery Gergiev

  • 15 August 2016: Wagner: Das Rheingold

    An Edinburgh Festival concert performance of Das Rheingold which introduces the vast, mythical world of Richard Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, one of the greatest achievements in all opera.

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Mariinsky Ballet & Orchestra

  • 14 – 17 April 2016

    Highlights of the residency at the Wales Millenium Centre included Sacre (The Rite of Spring) and Concerto DSCH, with Valery Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky Orchestra and starring leading Mariinsky dancers Ekaterina Kondaurova, Viktoria Tereshkina, Daria Pavlenko, Vladimir Shklyarov and Yury Smekalov.

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Mariinsky Orchestra & Valery Gergiev

  • 18 April 2016: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

    Following their sell-out concert in October 2015, Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra returned to Cadogan Hall with a concert performance of Prokofiev’s glorious complete ballet score Romeo and Juliet. This concert was a double celebration as 2016 saw both the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare and the 125th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev.

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Tchaikovsky Competition Winners – UK tour

  • Valery Gergiev conducted Winners of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition

    UK Tour Dates:
    Monday 26th October 2015 – Cadogan Hall, London
    Wednesday 28th October 2015 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

  • 2015 WINNERS
    Piano: Dmitry Masleev
    Violin: Yu-Chien Tseng (Second Prize – no first awarded)
    Cello: Andrei Ionu? Ioni??
    Female Voice: Yulia Matochkina
    Male Voice: Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (also winner of the Grand Prix)

    For a full report of the prizes awarded go to:



Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery

  • 2 November 2014 – Wales Millennium Centre

Mariinsky Opera at the Barbican

  • 3-5 November 2014

    BORIS GODUNOV (1869 version) – 3 November 2014
    LEVSHA (The Left-hander) – UK premiere – 4 November 2014
    Mariinsky Chorus – 5 November 2014

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Wagner: The Ring

  • 5-9 November 2014

    Birmingham Hippodrome, in association with the Mariinsky Theatre Trust, will present Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle conducted by Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera
    DAS RHEINGOLD – Wednesday 5 November 2014
    DIE WALKÜRE – Thursday 6 November 2014
    SIEGFRIED – Saturday 8 November 2014
    GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG – Sunday 9 November 2014

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Mariinsky Chorus

  • 5-8 November 2014

    5 November: Milton Court Concert Hall, London
    6 November: Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
    8 November: Town Hall, Birmingham



Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble

  • 7 November 2014

    Town Hall, Birmingham




Les Troyens

Music: Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Hector Berlioz after Virgil

Mariinsky Opera

28-30 August 2014
Festival Theatre
13-29 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9FT


Photo: Marie-Noëlle Robert/Théâtre du Châtelet
Cassandre: Mlada Khudolei

Didon: Ekaterina Semenchuk (28 & 30 August); Yulia Matochkina (29 August)

Enée: Sergei Semishkur (28 & 30 August)

Chorèbe: Alexei Markov (28 & 30 August); Vladislav Sulimsky (29 August)

Narbal: Yuri Vorobiev

Valery Gergiev Conductor
Yannis Kokkos Director

Love and war; obedience and loyalty; fate and freedom. Berlioz’s visionary Les Troyens is opera on an epic scale and deals with some of mankind’s profoundest questions in a work of exceptional power and sensual lyricism.

From the Trojans’ dutiful acceptance of the famous wooden horse into their beseiged city through to Enée’s flight to Carthage and beyond, the opera presents an awe-inspiring vision of the ancient world in music both monumental and intimate, glittering and solemn.

Les Troyens shows Berlioz at the height of his dramatic powers, in a work whose scale and ambition approach those of Wagner’s Ring cycle.

Valery Gergiev conducts the exceptional performers of his Mariinsky Opera, last heard at the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival in the acclaimed production of Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, in a spectacular, colourful production by the celebrated Greek-born director Yannis Kokkos.

Supported by Dunard Fund and James and Morag Anderson

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