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In St. Petersburg on Thursday 21 May, was called XVII Music Festival «Stars of the White Nights».

The festival will continue in 2009, 60 days: it opens May 21 and will end July 19. It opens on a stage of Mariinsky theater, as written on the site known theater premiere ballet to music by Rodion Shchedrin staged by Alexei Ratmansky «Humpback horse».

As part of the festival's project were the stars of Opera and Ballet the first magnitude: Maria Guleghina, Violetta Urmana, Anna Netrebko, René Pape, Bryn Terfel, Harry Lehman, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Vladimir Galuzin, Olga Borodina, Ildar Abdrazakov, Diana Vishneva and Svetlana Zakharova, Uliana Lopatkina Leonid Sarafanov.

In the Concert Hall will be the violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, Lang Lang, Denis Matsuev.  At the same site will be submitted to the opera, hardly played in Russia, - «The castle of Duke Bluebeard» Bartok, «Les Troyens», «Rusalka»(Marmaid) Dvorak.

Also, guests of the festival will celebrated ensembles: Orchestra of the Munich Philharmonic under Christian Thielemann management, Octet Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and Orchestra of the Schleswig-Golshteynskogo Festival with the performance of the oratorio Handel «Festivities Alexandra».  Theaters-guests of the festival - the Finnish National Opera and National Ballet of Spain, under the leadership of Jose Antonio, the Radio Culture.

Notice that on the musical-theater map of the world festival "Stars of the White Nights" is one of the most popular and ambitious in conception and scope of the music forums.

Over the years have passed since its inception, it has become one of the most famous festivals in the world, overtaking the popularity of many more older and very eminent musical forums.

And all these years, his soul and the driving force remains Valery Gergiev - the initiator and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theater. According to the maestro, the first festival he conceived as a "musical gift" from the city staff the Mariinsky Theater, the soloists who have agreed to participate.

Content festival from the first year of his treatment was the best examples of world music culture, including works rarely performed and undeservedly forgotten.

Each year, the festival program is the best opera and ballet performances of theater, grandiose symphonic paintings, masterpieces of chamber music and new theatrical premieres.

Over the past years, the festival playbill program cycles of works by emerging composers classics: performance of Prokofiev symphonies, Beethoven, opera, ballet and symphonic music by Tchaikovsky. Monumental events "Stars of the White Nights" began staging Wagner's tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the cycles of "All the symphonies of Shostakovich and Mahler Symphonies."

Every year, expands the boundaries of the Mariinsky Theater Festival, speaking in Moscow and cities of the North-West region, as well as mastering the creation of spectacles in the natural scenery (open air).

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