Gavriel Heine

The first American in history to graduate from the Moscow Conservatoire, Heine was one of Ilya Musins last pupils at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and follows a long line of conductors who were deeply influenced by the legendary professor. In 2007, Valery Gergiev invited Heine to make his debut at the Mariinsky Theatre, resulting in his appointment to the conducting roster. He has since led nearly four hundred performances of opera, ballet and symphonic works with the company, where his repertoire includes the operas Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Macbeth, La Bohème, Tosca, Il trittico, Pelléas et Mélisande, Jenůfa, LHeure espagnole / Gianni Schicchi, Bluebeards Castle, The Turn of the Screw, Pagliacci and La forza del destino in addition to special versions of The Tale of Tsar Saltan, The Love for Three Oranges and Wagners Ring cycle. His ballet repertoire includes The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Sylvia, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Firebird, Le Sacre du printemps, Apollo, Le Spectre de la rose, The Dying Swan, Paquita Grand Pas, Jewels, Bambi / In the Jungle, Chopiniana, Le Carnaval, Schéhérazade, Cinderella and Raymonda. Premieres conducted at the Mariinsky Theatre include Robert Carsens production of My Fair Lady (co-production with the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), and Delibes / Ashtons Sylvia.

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