OPENING OF THE 221-th SEASON will take place on 10 October 2003 with the Opera "The Golden Cockerel" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
The Premiere of Igor Stravinsky "Le Sacre du Printemps" will take place on 9 July 2003.
XI International Festival "Stars of the White Nights" (2003) will take place at Mariinsky theatre from 5 May 2003 to 5 August 2003. The programme will be announced later.
CLOSING OF THE III INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL MARIINSKY will take place on 2 February 2003 with the Ballet Gala peformance "In Honour of Nureyev".
I. Nederlands Dans Theater - Jiri Kylian - Bella Figura
III. Raymonda (3rd act): Agnes Letestu, Jean-Guillaume Bart (Opera de Paris)
OPENING OF THE III INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL MARIINSKY will take place on 21 February 2003 with the ballet "La Bayadère".
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Soloists: Diana Vishneva, Elvira Tarasova, Andrian Fadeyev
Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich