The Mariinsky (Kirov Ballet) Theatre
War and Peace
The action in the opera based on Lev Tolstoy's famed "War and Peace" takes place during the Patriotic War of 1812. The terrible drama of the nation serves as the background for the passion of the main characters who are well-known from the original Tolstoy text: Natasha Rostova, Andrei Bolkonsky and Pierre Bezukhov. This is the best piece by famous composer Sergey Prokofiev who dedicated last 12 years of his life to this work.
Theatre address: Theatralnaya sq., 1
Show begins at 7 p.m.
Duration: 3 hours and 50 minutes, 2 acts
Performed in Russian
Music by S. Prokofiev
Libretto by S. Prokofiev and M. Mendelson-Prokofieva
Co-production with the Metropolitan Opera
Premiered in the theatre in 2000
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