AADFF: The Maestro & The Master: Building the New Mariinsky
Conference: Art, Architecture, Design Film Festival
Location: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema - 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y3
Date: January 25, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm
The Maestro and The Master: Building the New Mariinsky goes behind-the-scenes designing Russia’s first new opera house since revolution ended Romanov rule. The maestro is legendary Mariinsky Theatre iconoclast Valery Gergiev. The master builder is architect Jack Diamond. With the incomparable St. Petersburg as the backdrop - and government bureaucracy, stubborn obstacles and tricky soil conditions complicating matters - the film charts the many twists and turns that were navigated to complete this massive ballet/opera house in one of the world’s cultural capitals.
Join Gary McCluskie, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects, following the screening for more on the Mariinsky story and his current performing arts project to re-imagine David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, at Lincoln Center.