Valery Gergiev to conduct Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra in Beijing
Published: Nov 25, 2019 06:13 PM

Conductor Valery Gergiev (right) rehearses in St. Petersburg, Russia on October. 23. Photo: IC

The Mariinsky Orchestra, one of the oldest orchestras in Russia, is performing at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) with Valery Gergiev from Monday to Wednesday.

Over the three days, the Russian music ensemble will perform a selection of music from Rimsky Korsakov's opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, the five-hour Parsifal by Wagner and Symphonie Fantastique and Act V from the opera Les Troyens, both works of French musician Berlioz.

Valery Gergiev came to direct the orchestra in 1988. Since then, the orchestra's repertoire has expanded significantly to also include symphonic works and other genres of philharmonic music.

Tickets for the show are now available on the official site of the NCPA and range from 100 yuan ($14) to 880 yuan.