264th SEASON OPENING
On August 30, 2019 264th season opened at the Alexandrinsky Theatre
A solemn flower-laying ceremony in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul fortress on the tombs of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna marked the occasion. The former gave the Theatre birth on August 30, 1756 while the latter gave the Theatre her name in 1832.
A series of events took place in the Theatre’s venues the same day: company’s meeting; press-conference of the Theatre’s Artistic Director Valery Fokin (beginning at 1:00 am); presentation of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna’s bust by Zurab Tsereteli; demonstration of re-designed New Stage usher’s uniform, sketched by Valentin Yudashkin; presentation of the river-tour ‘Alexandrinsky Theatre in the history of Saint Petersburg’.