St Petersburg, Russia | Thursday May 2, 2013
The Mariinsky Theatre’s 2012/2013 landmark season will see the inauguration of Mariinsky II in St Petersburg on 2-4 May, 2013. The new opera house will join the legendary Mariinsky Theatre and the Mariinsky Concert Hall to further the transformation of the Mariinsky’s complex into one of the world’s premier centres for classical music, opera and ballet.
The opening Gala will feature excerpts from Russian masterpieces as well as operatic singing performances by some of the world's most noted artists.
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At this year's MIDEM held in Cannes from 26 to 29 January, the Opéra National de Paris announces the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement between its subsidiary Opéra de Paris Production, created in October 2012, and Telmondis Distribution, a subsidiary of the Lagardère Entertainment group.
Telmondis Distribution thus becomes the exclusive distributor of global television rights for all video recordings of the Opéra National de Paris opera and dance productions, for the current season as well as the subsequent two.
The performances that will be recorded during the 2012/2013 season – coproduced by Opéra de Paris Production and distributed by Telmondis Distribution – include:
Carmen, by Georges Bizet, directed by Yves Beaunesne. Produced by François Roussillon in a coproduction with FRA Productions. Falstaff, by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Dominique Pitoiset. Produced by Philipe Béziat in a coproduction with Cinétévé and with the participation of France Télévisions.
Hänsel and Gretel, by Engelbert Humperdinck, directed by Mariame Clément. Produced by Andy Sommer in a coproduction with Bel Air Média and with the participation of France Télévisions.
La Gioconda, by Amilcare Ponchielli, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Produced by Dominique Thiel in a coproduction with Wahoo Production and with the participation of France Télévisions.
Sous Apparence, choreography by Marie-Agnès Gillot, with music by Anton Bruckner, Morton Feldman and György Ligeti. Produced by Vincent Bataillon in a coproduction with Telmondis and with the participation of France Télévisions.
Un Jour ou Deux, choreography by Merce Cunningham, original score by John Cage. Produced by Vincent Bataillon in a coproduction with Telmondis and with the participation of France Télévisions.
O Composite, choreography by Trisha Brown, and original score by Laurie Anderson. Produced by François Goetghebeur in a coproduction with Souffleurs de Vert and with the participation of France Télévisions.
Don Quixote, choreography by Rudolf Nureyev, music by Ludwig Minkus, arrangements by John Lanchbery. Produced by François Roussillon in a coproduction with FRA Productions and Arte France.
Mahler's 3rd Symphony, choreography by John Neumeier, music by Gustav Mahler. Produced by Thomas Grimm, in a coproduction with CLC and with the participation of France Télévisions.
The Tricentennial of the Ecole Française de Danse, an extraordinary gala with ballets by Pierre Lacotte, Jacques Garnier, Léo Staats, Béatrice Massin, Nicolas Paul and Jean-Guillaume Bart. Produced by François Roussillon, in a coproduction with FRA Productions and Arte France.
For the subsequent seasons, Opéra de Paris Production will coproduce between 8 and 10 video recordings that will add to the wealth of the program catalogue, to be distributed by Telmondis Distribution.
Paris, 25 January 2013
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