Gergiev colonises the Pacificmain
The Mariinsky music director has completed his annexation of the Primorsky Opera, on Russia’s Pacific Coast.
The chief conductor at Primorsky will be Pavel Smelkov. Principal guest conductor is Vladislav Karklin. Both are Mariinsky regulars.
The artistic director is Larissa Diadkova, a former Mariinsky cast member.
The empire branches out.