In St. Petersburg, opened a new stage of the Mariinsky Theatre

May 2, 2013 in St. Petersburg opened a new stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. The inauguration ceremony was attended by President Vladimir Putin. Artistic director Valery Gergiev conducted for the president a tour of the new building, with particular attention paid to acoustics. The floor in the hall is decorated with special wooden structures that absorb noise. Set gypsum panels to facilitate the dispersion of sound. The first audiences have been able to assess its quality.

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The premiere evening director Basil velvet crafted so to show the audience the new features of the new Mariinsky Theatre. At the grand gala were Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, opera and ballet stars. And today on a new stage for the first performances go.

Information about the Mariinsky-2:

Building with a total area of 79 114 m2 is one of the best equipped theater and concert venues around the world. The auditorium can accommodate up to 2,000 spectators. The new theater seven above ground and three underground floors. There are home, rehearsal and arerstseny, rehearsal rooms for ballet, opera, choir and orchestra; support space for 1,000 employees of the theater, chamber music venues in the lobby, where you can implement educational projects aimed at children and young adults, an amphitheater on the roof, which will be one of the sites of the festival "Stars of the White Nights", a service underground parking.
Mariinsky-2, along with the historic building of the Mariinsky Theatre, built in 1860, and the Concert Hall, opened in 2006, will become part of a unique for its creative and educational opportunities theater and concert complex. This center is a new force to confirm the status of the Mariinsky Theatre as the largest cultural institution in the world.

The appearance of
The outer facade of the building is made of Jurassic beige marble is cut high panoramic windows of various sizes and topped with a metal roof. Through these windows from the outside views of the interior lobby of the theater, and the inside — on the Kryukov Canal. Above the main entrance to the theater (corner of ul. Decembrists and the Kryukov Canal) posted a rectangular canopy of glass and metal.
From the terraces and from the amphitheater, located on the roof of the building, offering stunning views of the city. Here in the warm season will be chamber concerts.

Lobby
Two-level main foyer is decorated with backlit onyx wall surrounding the auditorium. The marble flooring varieties ’emperor’. Numerous windows that look out onto the street and the Decembrists Kryukov Canal, decorated with panels of beige marble Jurassic. The glass facade provides natural light to the lobby in the afternoon. In the evening, the lobby is illuminated by chandeliers made to order by "Swarovski". From the foyer opens to an exceptionally picturesque view of the Mariinsky Theatre, located on the other side of the channel.
Audience part is designed as an integral part of the building and creates a sense of ownership of the theatrical action. From the foyer apart a few stairs, including a unique architectural glass staircase from the height of 33 meters, located in the northern part and connecting all above-ground levels of the building. Lobby divided into several zones of different sizes.
Amphitheater lobby, which is located on the third floor will be used for educational projects, interactive educational programs for children and youth, chamber concerts and art exhibitions.

Auditorium
Although it is a modern auditorium, it is based on the same principles as in the famous opera houses of the XVIII and XIX century — the curved shape of a horseshoe and three tiers of balconies. This arrangement provides a cozy atmosphere, the best acoustics and an excellent review, and therefore, the comfort and convenience of the spectators.
Cladding panels carved beech wood, which decorate the balconies are designed in accordance with the requirements of acoustics. Because the tiers three rather than four, the space therebetween is increased, which contributes to the propagation of sound (especially in the last row).
Stage lighting meets all modern requirements. At the same time, due to its emphasis on lighting devices manufactured by the company "Swarovski" and placed on the tiers, Hall shines as a shining light in the old halls of small tiered chandeliers.
Subject to the acoustics of the auditorium floor is laid out on a wooden oak flooring substrate, and the walls and ceiling are made of painted plaster.
Chairs for the audience made by the Italian company "Estelle", and upholstery — the Danish firm Danish Art Weaving.
The walls are upholstered in a central lodge and decorated with beech panels and fixtures from Swarovski.

Scene
The new building provides the main theater, rehearsal and arerstsena and more spacious areas separated by sound-absorbing walls and curtains. Three scenes can be combined in one or used individually depending on the nature of formulation and technical requirements.

Stage equipment
Stage equipment chosen for the new theater will assign it a unique status. Theater can work on almost continuous cycle of performances, rehearsals, releases and pry bars. Stage complex equipment is designed and installed so as to ensure the implementation of this continuous cycle of work with the highest degree of functionality.
In developing the concept of stage space was used the most advanced modern counterparts, take the best of the newly built or renovated houses in the world. Were used for Reconstruction and experience the best technological solutions Covent Garden, the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and many others.
Performance space is divided into zones, each of which performs its own, well-defined functional load. This — the main scene, arerstsena, side pockets, rehearsal scene, mounting and loading and unloading with the SKD assembly area. This division enables the simultaneous presence in the scenic space of scenery at least 4 performances. At the same time on the main stage can take the most complicated stage design performance, a rehearsal stage — to go a full dress rehearsal, in the editing area to assemble sets the next play, and in the cargo dock — the loading or unloading of other decorations.
The stage is equipped with rolling fields and compensators Lifting lowering platforms, point-ups. All elements of the mechanized and automated actuated by a control system. These solutions allow to realize the most daring performances, the creative team will be able to work without any technical limitations.

The orchestra pit
The orchestra pit is equipped with special acoustic panels that allow you to change the configuration of the pit, depending on the number of musicians and acoustic requirements. The maximum area of the pits — 170 m2, capacity — up to 120 musicians.
In addition, in the orchestra pit mounted three lifting platforms, one small in the back and two larger ones on the front. They may be raised or lowered depending on the orchestra sound and required characteristics.

Acoustics
The second stage of Mariinsky Theatre is designed to create an exceptional acoustics in their characteristics. The volume of the hall — about 18,000 m3 — Almost perfect. It is comparable to the volume of the world’s leading opera houses.
The floor in the room is separated from the concrete substrate noise-attenuating wooden struct
ures.
The hall has solid wooden balustrade with light elements. They overlap each other and contribute to a better dispersion of sound. Also, for a better distribution of sound in the hall provides specially designed curved gypsum board size from 2 to 3 meters. The surfaces of these panels perform the same role in the historic opera houses played a special decorative elements that improve the acoustics of the hall.

Rehearsal rooms
The new theater features spacious rehearsal rooms: for ballet, orchestra and chorus, as well as large multi-function halls and rehearsal rooms for individual rehearsals. Walls and ceilings are lined rehearsal rooms with special sound-absorbing panels.

Amphitheater on the roof
From the rooftop amphitheater wonderful panorama of St. Petersburg. This amphitheater accommodating up to 200 people, will be used during the music festival "Stars of the White Nights".

Photo report from the show of the concert, which took place on May 1 for the oldest workers of the Mariinsky Theatre, honored veterans and members of the creative and scientific intelligentsia of the city:

May 2, 2013 in St. Petersburg opened a new stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. The inauguration ceremony was attended by President Vladimir Putin. Artistic director Valery Gergiev conducted for the president a tour of the new building, with particular attention paid to acoustics. The floor in the hall is decorated with special wooden structures that absorb noise. Set gypsum panels to facilitate the dispersion of sound. The first audiences have been able to assess its quality.

+ photo 

The premiere evening director Basil velvet crafted so to show the audience the new features of the new Mariinsky Theatre. At the grand gala were Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, opera and ballet stars. And today on a new stage for the first performances go.

Information about the Mariinsky-2:

Building with a total area of 79 114 m2 is one of the best equipped theater and concert venues around the world. The auditorium can accommodate up to 2,000 spectators. The new theater seven above ground and three underground floors. There are home, rehearsal and arerstseny, rehearsal rooms for ballet, opera, choir and orchestra; support space for 1,000 employees of the theater, chamber music venues in the lobby, where you can implement educational projects aimed at children and young adults, an amphitheater on the roof, which will be one of the sites of the festival "Stars of the White Nights", a service underground parking.
Mariinsky-2, along with the historic building of the Mariinsky Theatre, built in 1860, and the Concert Hall, opened in 2006, will become part of a unique for its creative and educational opportunities theater and concert complex. This center is a new force to confirm the status of the Mariinsky Theatre as the largest cultural institution in the world.

The appearance of
The outer facade of the building is made of Jurassic beige marble is cut high panoramic windows of various sizes and topped with a metal roof. Through these windows from the outside views of the interior lobby of the theater, and the inside — on the Kryukov Canal. Above the main entrance to the theater (corner of ul. Decembrists and the Kryukov Canal) posted a rectangular canopy of glass and metal.
From the terraces and from the amphitheater, located on the roof of the building, offering stunning views of the city. Here in the warm season will be chamber concerts.

Lobby
Two-level main foyer is decorated with backlit onyx wall surrounding the auditorium. The marble flooring varieties ’emperor’. Numerous windows that look out onto the street and the Decembrists Kryukov Canal, decorated with panels of beige marble Jurassic. The glass facade provides natural light to the lobby in the afternoon. In the evening, the lobby is illuminated by chandeliers made to order by "Swarovski". From the foyer opens to an exceptionally picturesque view of the Mariinsky Theatre, located on the other side of the channel.
Audience part is designed as an integral part of the building and creates a sense of ownership of the theatrical action. From the foyer apart a few stairs, including a unique architectural glass staircase from the height of 33 meters, located in the northern part and connecting all above-ground levels of the building. Lobby divided into several zones of different sizes.
Amphitheater lobby, which is located on the third floor will be used for educational projects, interactive educational programs for children and youth, chamber concerts and art exhibitions.

Auditorium
Although it is a modern auditorium, it is based on the same principles as in the famous opera houses of the XVIII and XIX century — the curved shape of a horseshoe and three tiers of balconies. This arrangement provides a cozy atmosphere, the best acoustics and an excellent review, and therefore, the comfort and convenience of the spectators.
Cladding panels carved beech wood, which decorate the balconies are designed in accordance with the requirements of acoustics. Because the tiers three rather than four, the space therebetween is increased, which contributes to the propagation of sound (especially in the last row).
Stage lighting meets all modern requirements. At the same time, due to its emphasis on lighting devices manufactured by the company "Swarovski" and placed on the tiers, Hall shines as a shining light in the old halls of small tiered chandeliers.
Subject to the acoustics of the auditorium floor is laid out on a wooden oak flooring substrate, and the walls and ceiling are made of painted plaster.
Chairs for the audience made by the Italian company "Estelle", and upholstery — the Danish firm Danish Art Weaving.
The walls are upholstered in a central lodge and decorated with beech panels and fixtures from Swarovski.

Scene
The new building provides the main theater, rehearsal and arerstsena and more spacious areas separated by sound-absorbing walls and curtains. Three scenes can be combined in one or used individually depending on the nature of formulation and technical requirements.

Stage equipment
Stage equipment chosen for the new theater will assign it a unique status. Theater can work on almost continuous cycle of performances, rehearsals, releases and pry bars. Stage complex equipment is designed and installed so as to ensure the implementation of this continuous cycle of work with the highest degree of functionality.
In developing the concept of stage space was used the most advanced modern counterparts, take the best of the newly built or renovated houses in the world. Were used for Reconstruction and experience the best technological solutions Covent Garden, the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and many others.
Performance space is divided into zones, each of which performs its own, well-defined functional load. This — the main scene, arerstsena, side pockets, rehearsal scene, mounting and loading and unloading with the SKD assembly area. This division enables the simultaneous presence in the scenic space of scenery at least 4 performances. At the same time on the main stage can take the most complicated stage design performance, a rehearsal stage — to go a full dress rehearsal, in the editing area to assemble sets the next play, and in the cargo dock — the loading or unloading of other decorations.
The stage is equipped with rolling fields and compensators Lifting lowering platforms, point-ups. All elements of the mechanized and automated actuated by a control system. These solutions allow to realize the most daring performances, the creative team will be able to work without any technical limitations.

The orchestra pit
The orchestra pit is equipped with special acoustic panels that allow you to change the configuration of the pit, depending on the number of musicians and acoustic requirements. The maximum area of the pits — 170 m2, capacity — up to 120 musicians.
In addition, in the orchestra pit mounted three lifting platforms, one small in the back and two larger ones on the front. They may be raised or lowered depending on the orchestra sound and required characteristics.

Acoustics
The second stage of Mariinsky Theatre is designed to create an exceptional acoustics in their characteristics. The volume of the hall — about 18,000 m3 — Almost perfect. It is comparable to the volume of the world’s leading opera houses.
The floor in the room is separated from the concrete substrate noise-attenuating wooden struct
ures.
The hall has solid wooden balustrade with light elements. They overlap each other and contribute to a better dispersion of sound. Also, for a better distribution of sound in the hall provides specially designed curved gypsum board size from 2 to 3 meters. The surfaces of these panels perform the same role in the historic opera houses played a special decorative elements that improve the acoustics of the hall.

Rehearsal rooms
The new theater features spacious rehearsal rooms: for ballet, orchestra and chorus, as well as large multi-function halls and rehearsal rooms for individual rehearsals. Walls and ceilings are lined rehearsal rooms with special sound-absorbing panels.

Amphitheater on the roof
From the rooftop amphitheater wonderful panorama of St. Petersburg. This amphitheater accommodating up to 200 people, will be used during the music festival "Stars of the White Nights".

Photo report from the show of the concert, which took place on May 1 for the oldest workers of the Mariinsky Theatre, honored veterans and members of the creative and scientific intelligentsia of the city:

http://bigpicture.ru/?p=394652


Photo report of the discovery of a new stage of the Mariinsky Theatre May 2, 2013:

http://bigpicture.ru/?p=394652


Photo report of the discovery of a new stage of the Mariinsky Theatre May 2, 2013:

http://www.kremlin.ru/news/18020

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