Valery Gergiev | Uliana Lopatkina | Mariinsky Ballet
New Year’s Eve at the Mariinsky
A truly remarkable New Year’s Eve in St Petersburg’s fabled Mariinsky Theatre, with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky (ex-Kirov) Ballet.
It was at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg that the ballet The Sleeping Beauty premiered in 1890, with a score by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa. This New Year’s Eve programme revolves around Act III, in which Princess Aurora is brought out of her long sleep by the prince of her dreams and marries him. This is the Mariinsky troupe in a veritable explosion of grace and virtuosity.
In addition, prima ballerina Uliana Lopatkina dances Camille Saint-Saëns’ famous Dying Swan, first performed by Anna Pavlova.
In conclusion the soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre’s Young Singers’ Academy perform the finale of Rossini’s Journey to Rheims in a joyous celebration of the coming of the New Year.
New Year’s Eve at the Mariinsky [DVD]
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (excerpts)
Music : Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography : Marius Petipa
Soloists and Corps de Ballet of the Mariinsky Theater
THE DYING SWAN
Music : Camille Saint Saens
Choreography : Michel Fokine
The Swan : Uliana Lopatkina
IL VIAGGIO A REIMS (finale)
Music : Gioacchino Rossini
Soloists of the Academy of Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theater
HD recording : Mariinsky Theater | 2006
TV direction : Denis Caïozzi
Release date : 22 November 2007
Distribution : Naxos Distribution
Reference : BAC030
Barcode : 3760115300309
Running time : 126 min.
Film : 70 min.
Bonus : Rehersals and interviews (56 min.)
Booklet : FR / ENG
Subtitles : FR / ENG
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region code : 0