Russian media: ‘Large number’ of Covid cases at the Mariinsky

Russian media: ‘Large number’ of Covid cases at the Mariinsky


norman lebrecht

August 10, 2020

Russian sources are reporting an outbreak of the virus at the St Petersburg company, with most ballet classes cancelled and many artists placed in quarantine.

The company is supposed to resume touring this month.



  • Alex says:

    I heard about this. It’s been kept under wraps. Terrible.

  • Gustavo says:

    Imagine Valery as super spreader, I mean globally.

    That quivering tooth pick may have the same effect as a banned Salzburg fan.

  • Lars says:

    Funny thing – They resumed concerts almost a month ago, and if I remembered, the orchestra was not in masks on stage. On top of that, the cultural minister just announced that in the following weeks, she would release an official statement on how theatres should operate during these times…while the Mariinsky is almost back to their usual season…

  • stweart says:

    Yes! But they have a vaccine ????? Putin says so ???