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2 January 2010

Published on 02.02.2010 at 14:51

The start of the year at the Mariinsky Theatre passed under the banner of Rodion Shchedrin. On 2 January, at the height of the much-loved New Year revelry, hundreds of residents of St Petersburg came to the Concert Hall of Pisarev Street. On that day, the playbill listed two performances of The Enchanted Wanderer, and between the daytime and evening performances the public had the opportunity to meet Rodion Shchedrin, Maya Plisetskaya and Valery Gergiev. It wasn’t a press conference, it was a meeting where everyone could ask questions and share their impressions and ideas. For the theatre, this was the first experience of the kind and it heralded the start of the subscription Shchedrin at the Mariinsky in February. The meeting, in the view of those who took part, was a successful one and will in all likelihood be continued; we will keep you aware so that you can come and attend it in person or ask any questions by e-mail…