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Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera

Berlioz's visionary Les Troyens is opera on an epic scale, and deals with some of mankind's profoundest questions.

Love and war; obedience and loyalty; fate and freedom. Berlioz's visionary Les Troyens is opera on an epic scale, and deals with some of mankind's profoundest questions in a work of exceptional power and sensual lyricism.

From the Trojans' dutiful acceptance of the famous wooden horse into their beseiged city through to Enée's flight to Carthage and beyond, the opera presents an awe-inspiring vision of the ancient world, in music both monumental and intimate, glittering and solemn.

Les Troyens shows Berlioz at the height of his dramatic powers, in a work whose scale and ambition approach those of Wagner's Ring cycle.

Valery Gergiev conducts the exceptional performers of his Mariinsky Opera, last heard in the acclaimed production of Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten at Festival 2011, in a spectacular, colourful production by the celebrated Greek-born director Yannis Kokkos.

the Mariinsky Orchestra gleamed with typical warmth and radiance

Timeout, New York

Gergiev's performance was charged with intensity

The New York Times

Sung in French with English subtitles

'Les Troyens' by Hector Berlioz
Libretto by Hector Berlioz after Virgil

Mariinsky Opera

Sergei Semishkur (28 & 30 August)

Mlada Khudolei

Ekaterina Semenchuk (28 & 30 August)
Yulia Matochkina (29 August)

Alexei Markov (28 & 30 August)
Vladislav Sulimsky (29 August)

Yuri Vorobiev (28, 29 & 30 August)

Valery Gergiev Conductor
Yannis Kokkos Director

28-30 August 2014

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.