On April 29, the Festival of Light will start in Ostrovsky Square.
The theater’s façade will be transformed with the help of the 3D-mapping
technology, and the Catherine the Great monument will be animated. It
is quite symbolic that in the year of the 260th anniversary of the
Alexandrinsky Theater, not only the architecture but the very history of
the theater will turn into the main storyline of the premiere of the
new St. Petersburg festival.
Images created by People’s Artists of
Russia Nickolay Marton and Pyotr Semak, actors Yelena Vozhakina,
Dmitry Lysenkov, Sergey Yelikov and Alexander Polamishev, will enrich
the performance. The original scenario of the light show includes
episodes from several plays: “The Inspector General,” “Masquerade,” “The
Seagull.” First productions of these performances, as of the most of
Russian classic plays, had taken place on the Alexandrinsky Stage. The
Theater had not once got back to these compositions in the course of its
history; today, performances after these plays are also present in the
The Festival of Light will start at 10 p.m.
Admission is free.