More2Screen in partnership with production company Telmondis will bring the Mariinsky Theatre’s Mariinsky on Screen Live to cinemas worldwide this summer.
On July 14 one of the all-time favorites from the ballet repertoire, La Bayadère, will be broadcast live from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. This will be followed by a live broadcast of a brand-new production of War and Peace from the Mariinsky II stage on July 16. The artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev, will conduct both productions.
Christine Costello, managing director, More2Screen said, "We are delighted to be working with the Mariinsky Theatre once again to bring these two outstanding productions live from St. Petersburg to cinema audiences. This is a fantastic summer live programming opportunity for our cinema partners and gives both ballet and opera fans local access to the very best of the Russian performing arts.”
Gergiev said, “With their extensive experience in event cinema distribution, we’re looking forward to working with More2Screen to take this exciting new venture, the Mariinsky on Screen, out to cinemas internationally.”
Both Mariinsky on Screen productions will be available as recorded titles in September.