They finally started posting the White Nights June info on the website this past Thursday, and today they finished posting July.
I am planning to return to St. Petersburg from July 5-16. If anyone will be there seeing shows at the Mariinsky let me know. Would love to meet. I already plan to meet at least one person from Ballet Alert already.
I bought tickets for Swan Lake, Marguerite and Armand/Chopiniana/In the Night twice, La Sylphide, 3 Bayaderes (one with Smirnova guesting and it looks like Gergiev is conducting 2 of them with Tereshkina, which could mean a videotaping for dvd in the future.....he usually doesn't conduct ballets unless they plan to videotape it), and the Igor Zelensky Gala (Carmen Suite and Scheherazade).
Since nothing good is playing on July 10 I might take the bullet train to Moscow to see Onegin at the Bolshoi, although I don't know if I want that stress yet or not (believe it or not, I HATE to travel). I would like to go to the Bolshoi Theatre once in my life and also get a pic of myself in front of St. Basil's Cathedral for Facebook, but to tell you the truth I really only care about St. Petersburg and the Mariinsky, but I suppose I should go to Moscow eventually at least to say I went!!!! LOL
I am trying to finish seeing all classical ballets at the Mariinsky before they close it for renovation. Who knows what will happen? The Fenice in Venice, Italy burned to the ground when it was closed years ago for renovation. Of course, they rebuilt it but.......so.....I am hurrying up......