I went to listen Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg and Valery Gergiev yesterday. It was unforgettable. The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of Saint Petersburg is amongst the oldest and most celebrated of Russian orchestras. In recent decades, it is been returned to its former glory primarily thanks to its chief conductor Valerij Gergijev, a notorious maestro who is also the chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and is a regular guest on the greatest concert and opera stages throughout the world. Russian music makes up the core of the present concert programme: in addition to the well known First Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky, the concert will be framed by Shakespeare’s eternal tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Tchaikovsky conceived his early Fantasy-Overture as an alternation between a dramatic execution and the presentation of broadly expansive love themes, while Prokofiev, in his full-length ballet composed after his return to the Soviet Union, takes an entirety lyrical tone. In his ballet The Firebird, Stravinsky is also entirely “Russian”: the duality between demonic and natural outlines is aided by the contrast between the rhythmically untamed chromatic and the festive diatonic.
I was wearing:
Dress H&M (from last year)
Shoes LA CHAT (I bought it last year in Porec, Croatia)
Bracelet VINTAGE GIVENCHY