(LtoR) Russian President Vladimir Putin, Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev, presidential administration head Sergei Ivanov and top model Natalia Vodianova toast after the Grand gala dedicated to the opening ceremony of the new stage of Mariinsky II theatre in Saint-Petersburg on May 2, 2013. Russia's famous Mariinsky theatre was to inaugurate a new ballet and opera house on May 2.
The Mariinsky Live 3-D format is something totally new for us, and also for the world. We look at this as an opportunity to not only display the qualities of our ballet company, but to do so with the newest possible technology
Placido was the first major artist to come [to the Mariinsky], in February 1992 ... The new country was just two months old at the time. And he predicted there would be a flood of incredible voices here.
The inauguration of Mariinsky II will reaffirm and strengthen the great tradition of the theatre, opening the way for the future when it will be possible to create cutting-edge works of art and innovative performances, which previously we could not even dream ofMore quotes »
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