Gergiev’s Ring is barely half soldmain
They have begin deep discounting today on tickets for a Mariinsky Ring cycle, opening in Birmingham next week. Around half the seats are still unsold.
There have been local complaints that prices are far too high – £75 to £200 a seat – and there is growing unease about Valery Gergiev’s involvement with the occupationist Putin regime. The Mariinsky tour is sponsored by BP, presumably to protect its Russian interests.