Putin Invites Valery Gergiev to Unite Bolshoi Theatre & Mariinsky Theatre, Compares West to Nazi Germany

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited the Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Valery Gergiev to unify the Bolshoi Theatre and Marrinsky Theatre. In a press conference, the Russian ruler mentioned that the Directorate of Imperial Theaters was under single governance under the Russian Empire from 1786 to 1917. He said, “Valery Abisalovich, we {…}

Munich Philharmonic & Rotterdam Philharmonic Terminate Contracts with Valery Gergiev

The Munich Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic are terminating their relationship with Valery Gergiev. In a statement, Mayor Dieter Reiter of Munich said, “Munich is parting from principal conductor Valery Gergiev. With immediate effect, he will no longer be conducting concerts of the Munich Philharmonic. Valery Gergiev has not spoken out despite my call to ‘clearly and unequivocally distance himself from {…}

Rotterdam Philharmonic Pressures Valery Gergiev for Statement

The Rotterdam Philharmonic is giving Valery Gergiev an ultimatum following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The orchestra released a statement noting, “The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the management of Rotterdam Philharmonic Festivals (organizer of the Gergiev Festival) have taken great notice of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. In the case Valéry Gergiev does not openly distance himself from President Putin’s action {…}