Valery Gergiev reigns as one of the world’s most illustrious conductors. In 1988, at the age of thirty-four, Gergiev was appointed artistic director of theMariinsky Theatre and is single-handedly credited with elevating the institution beyond its historic greatness. At ROHM, Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Chorus in two magnificent works: the orchestral version of Stravinsky’s score for his famous ballet, The Firebird, which premiered in 1910 with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes; and Prokofiev’s monumental cantata, Alexander Nevsky, op.78. Prokofiev originally composed this music as the soundtrack for Sergei Eisenstein’s 1938 epic film enacting the momentous victory of Prince Alexander Nevsky over invading Teutonic Knights in the thirteenth century.
September 28 2018
Royal Opera House