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Valery Gergiev’s Concerts in Japan Canceled


(Credit: Valeri Guérguiev) Valery Gergiev’s upcoming Japan concerts have been canceled. The Russian conductor was originally set to tour with Denis Matsuev in November and December. However, the concerts were canceled due to Gergiev and Matsuev’s ties to Putin. Regarding the cancelation Mikhail Shvydkoy, special representative of the Russian president for international cultural cooperation, Japan is anti-Russia. However, he said, {…}


Valery Gergiev Will Not Get Severance Pay for Munich Philharmonic


Valery Gergiev will not be paid for his firing from the Munich Philharmonic. The orchestra said that the conductor will definitely not get any severance pay. Additionally, the orchestra added that the Maestro has not taken any legal action. A spokesperson for the orchestra said, “He probably doesn’t care, given his wealth.” In a statement, the Mayor of Munich Dieter {…}


Valery Gergiev Does Not Qualify for European Sanctions


Following questioning on why Valery Gergiev is not on the European sanctions list, Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra of the Dutch Parliament said he did not meet the criteria. The Minister said in response to parliamentary questions from D66, “He now meets ‘insufficiently’ the criteria and ‘the objective of the sanctions.” In his response, the minister couldn’t say whether Gergiev had {…}


Teatro alla Scala Defends Russian Artists, Condemns Valery Gergiev


The Teatro alla Scala is defending its choice of Russian repertoire and its administration’s decision to contract numerous Russian artists. In a press conference during the announcement of the 2022-23 season, General Director Dominique Meyer made it clear that Valery Gergiev would not be conducting at the Teatro alla Scala due to his position as a General Director and Artistic {…}


Mariinsky Theatre Mezzo to Perform at Metropolitan Opera After Showing Support for Gergiev


On May 28, the Metropolitan Opera will revive a production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” will a new cast that will include Mariinsky Theatre singer Yulia Matochkina. The performances at the Metropolitan Opera will mark the mezzo’s debut and will also come after the mezzo performed at the Mariinsky Theatre, a state-funded theater in Russia that President Vladimir Putin has supported throughout {…}


Report Released on Putin Supporter Valery Gergiev’s Numerous Properties & Illegal Activities


Supporters of opposition leader Alexey Navalny have released a report about Putin supporter and confidant Valery Gergiev revealing the conductor’s property and some of his illegal workings. According to the report Gergiev has been on the front lines with Putin signing every open letter for the dictator and has participated in all propaganda shows. The report also showed that in an {…}


Evgeny Nikitin Slated for 3 Operas Alongside Pro-Putin Conductor Valery Gergiev


Bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin is set to perform in two performances at the Mariinsky Theatre this week. Nikitin, who has been performing over the past month in Russia since the war began, will sing a concert of “Iolanta” on April 10 and a production of “Parsifal” on April 14.  He is also set to perform the final part of The Ring {…}


International Soloists Line Up for Performances with Putin Supporter Valery Gergiev


The Mariinksy Theatre is set to present international stars from April 6 to 10, 2022. The company will first present a production of “Les Troyens” on April 6 with Ekaterina Semenchuk and Alexey Markov leading the production. On April 9, Semenchuk and Roman Burdenko will lead a production of “Il Trovatore,” while in April the company will present “Don Carlo” {…}