Agreements were reached at President of Russia Vladimir Putin’s meeting with President of Italy Sergio Mattarella on 11 April 2017 on implementing the Russian Seasons project in Italy in 2018. The opening ceremony was held on 14 January 2018 in Rome.
Submitted by the Russian Ministry of Culture.
The Russian Seasons international project is implemented in accordance with Government Directive No. 304-r of 18 February 2017, which provides for the organisation of an annual tour of Russia’s best artistic offerings – in particular significant exhibitions from the collections of Russian largest museums, music festivals and theatre performances, festivals of circus arts and films – in a foreign country.
Agreements were reached at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with President of Italy Sergio Mattarella on 11 April 2017 on implementing the Russian Seasons project in Italy in 2018. The opening ceremony was held on 14 January 2018 in Rome.
Major tours in 70 Italian cities are envisaged, including a tour of the Bolshoi Theatre at La Scala, tours of the Aleksandrinsky, Mariinsly, Vakhatangov, Maly, Mikhailovsky, Yekaterinburg theatres, Alexander Kalyagin’s Et Cetera Theatre, Satirikon Theatre, Lev Dodin’s Maly Drama Theatre, the Natalya Sats Children’s Theatre. Concerts by orchestras conducted by Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yury Bashmet, Yury Temirkanov, Vladimir Spivakov, Yury Simonov, as well as tours by performers Denis Matsuev, Boris Berezovsky, Vadim Repin, Svetlana Zakharova, and Moiseyev Dance Company will be held. Outstanding museum exhibits will be presented by the Hermitage, the Russian Museum and other museums. The programme also includes tours of the Moscow Circus, film and animated cartoon festivals.
The signed directive allocates funds from the reserve fund of the Russian Government for the implementation of the Russian Seasons project in Italy.
A similar Italian cultural programme will be arranged in Russia.
The document was considered and approved at the Russian Government meeting on 26 April 2018.