Mariinsky Ballet Tickets

Celebrating the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s 200th birth anniversary, the Mariinsky Ballet Company is headed to the Kennedy Center and Segerstrom Center. This reputed company resides in St. Petersburg, Russia and calls the historic Kirov Theatre its home. This is the sixteenth year Mariinsky Ballet will be headed to the U.S for an annual performance and this time, they will be performing the classical “La Bayadère” in the U.S. The three-act play tells the story of a temple dancer and her forbidden love for a lonesome warrior. Do not miss out on this show; purchase your Mariinsky Ballet tickets now.

About The Mariinsky Ballet Company

The Mariinsky Ballet Company is more than two hundred years old and dates back to 1783 with the opening of the Bolshoi Stone Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is considered one of the most significant producers of exceptional performers in the world, with many reputable ballerinas having graduated from its institution. The modern Mariinsky Ballet Company is defined by its 1980’s productions such as Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and “Queen of Spades”. Kirov Theatre’s in-house director Yuri Temirkanov has since been instrumental in training and producing exceptional ballet performers since 1976 to date.

The Mariinsky Ballet Company does not just perform ballet: it also has a fully functioning opera program, orchestration team and orchestra, and they put on theatrical productions as well. It is an institution, patron and encourager of the performing arts, one of the best of its kind in the world. Mariinsky Ballet’s team is diverse, with performers from different countries, ethnicities and cultures all learning to call St. Petersburg their home.

Mariinsky Ballet Company in the U.S

The Mariinsky Ballet Company has strong ties with America since it recruits ballet students from the country and tours its productions here as well. It has been visiting the Kennedy Center unfailingly for the past sixteen years with a new annual production, for example. Over this time, it has visited other cities as well, such as New York City and Costa Meca. Infact, the ballet sensation is on its way to Costa Meca’s Segerstrom Center in 2017 as well, Mariinsky Ballet tickets for which are on sale.

Celebrating Marius Petipa

Petipa became the official Director of the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 1869 and made it his mission to keep its glorious tradition alive. He followed in the footsteps of Arthur Saint- Léon and Jules Perrot and carefully revised classics such as “Le Corsaire”, “Giselle” and “La Esmeralda”. However, his most inspired play is the production of “La Bayadère” because it brought an all new choreographic range to ballet. “Dance became assimilated to music” for the first time and this has become a benchmark for modern ballet. “The Sleeping Beauty” was an original by Petipa who was inspired by contemporary Tchaikovsky. Petipa also designed the choreography for Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” along with Lev Ivanov which has become a seminal work in ballet. Petipa has cemented himself as a reputed symphonist with his production of “Raymonda” by Glazunov. Petipa’s innovations in ballet have inspired a whole new generation of choreographers who have looked up to Petipa and used his techniques in contemporary productions as well.

Therefore, a tribute to this exceptional artist seems only fitting; and that too from the ballet company Petipa learnt to call his home. The Mariinsky Ballet Company is presenting this year’s performance of “La Bayadère” in honor of his memory, as his most influential choreography to date.

About La Bayadère

“La Bayadère” is an original of the Mariinsky Ballet Company and is divided into four acts and seven scenes. The story is set in Imperial India where Nikiya, a young temple dancer has fallen head over heels for a young valorous warrior named Solor. However, Solor is already betrothed to a Rani. Nikiya is forced to dance during the engagement ceremony after which as a token of appreciation she receives a basket of flowers by the Rani. In a cruel twist of fate, the basket contains a snake instead, which bites Nikiya and she dies.

Solor dreams of being united with Nikiya in the seven heavens but wakes up to the realization that he is getting married the next day. At the wedding, he sees another vision of Nikiya and pledges his sacred vows to her instead of the Rani. This angers the Gods who bring destruction after which Nikiya and Solor are reunited in the afterlife.

This play is a beautiful visual display of the power of love and the sacrifices it entails. It truly is a breathtaking spectacle, and one you should not miss out on. Mariinsky Ballet tickets for the American performances are on sale now.

Mariinsky Ballet Tickets Prices

The average price for Mariinsky Ballet Tickets start from $251. The minimum get in price is $116 for Mariinsky Ballet Tickets at the Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington. For a detailed look at ticket prices and amazing discounts, visit our website.

Name City Date Average Ticket Price Get In Price
(Minimum Price)
Mariinsky Ballet: La Bayadere Washington 21-Oct-17 $251 $116
Mariinsky Ballet: La Bayadere Washington 21-Oct-17 $258 $162
Mariinsky Ballet: La Bayadere Washington 22-Oct-17 $277 $163

* Ticket Prices vary on hourly basis.

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