MarIInsky Opening, months later…

In honor of last night’s Russian-themed season opener at the  Metropolitan Opera, with Tchaikovsky‘s Eugene Onegin (NYT Review here), enjoy the full video of the inauguration of the new Mariinsky II theater in St. Petersburg from earlier this year, featuring a who’s who of Russian conductors, singers, & instrumentalists in selections from opera, ballet, etc…

Mariinsky II Theater, St. Petersburg

I’d forgotten this was up over on Arte Live Web, which has lots of full performances up for months at a time, including lots of classical & opera (I’ll let you explore their opera tag, but it ranges from Francesco Cavalli to Knut Vaage; will have to explore these offerings s’more later).  This video is up for almost 40 more days, so there’s still time to catch up with some of the operatic highlights of the European summer season…

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