MUSIC SPRING IN ST.PETERSBURG April 23-29, 2012
April 23, 2012
Upon in St.Petersburg, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will have welcome dinner.
April 24, 2012
You will begin this day with the city tour during which you will see Nevsky Prospect, the Square of Fine Arts, St.Isaac’s Square and visit Alexander Nevsky Lavra Necropolis, where the most famous Russian composers, such as Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, and the founder of Russian classical ballet school, the choreographer M.Petipat, are buried. You will have an early dinner in the Backstage restaurant of the Mariinsky Theatre, which belongs to the theatre and where the dancers often go to after performances. The restaurant is decorated with various theatrical objects, photographs and autographs of famous dancers and musicians. After dinner you will see Petrouchka and Firebird, two ballets by I. Stravinsky, in the Mariinsky Theatre.
April 25, 2012
In the morning you will go to the Hermitage Museum, one of the world largest art museums. After an independent lunch you will visit Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment-Museum, containing over 250 personal items of the composer. At the end of the tour you will listen to recordings by Chaliapin.
April 26, 2012
In the morning you will go outside St.Petersburg to Tsar’s Village (the town of Pushkin) and visit Catherine’s Palace where you will see the opulent Gold Rooms and the Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the world. The tour will be followed by lunch in the traditional Russian restaurant Podvorje. In the evening you will see Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky in the Mariinsky Theatre.
April 27, 2012
This morning you will have the backstage tour of the Mariinsky Theatre, during which you will learn about the history of the building and the specific features of Russian ballet stages and visit the atelier des costumes. Then you will visit Fyodor Chaliapin Apartment-Museum, filled with operatic mementoes of the legendary Russian basso. In the evening you will listen to Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades in the Mariinsky Theatre.
April 28, 2012
You will have a full day at leisure for independent sightseeing. In the evening you will attend the Mariinsky Theatre to see Jewels, three 1-act ballets by Balanchine, music by Faur, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. After the theatre you will have your farewell dinner in the Sadko restaurant.
April 29, 2012
You will be transferred to the airport.