At the Mariinsky theatre will host a series of concerts, devoted to the Day of the siege

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in photobacteria the Mariinsky theatre. Archival photoAt the Mariinsky theatre will host a series of concerts, devoted to the Day of the siege© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

A series of concerts and performances will take place at the Mariinsky theatre on the day of lifting the siege of Leningrad, the press service of the theater.

Performances will be held on January 26 and 27, in the framework of the programme — Opera «the Diary of Anne Frank,» «the dawns here are quiet», two ballets to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as the exhibition «Forgotten victims».

In the framework of cultural-educational project «Mariinsky NEXT» in the concert hall «Mariinsky theatre» January 26 will take place the premiere of the Opera Frida Gregory «the Diary of Anne Frank» directed by Mstislav Piontkovskogo.

On the same day in the foyer of the concert hall will be opened a historical-documentary exhibition «Forgotten victims». In the center of the exhibition events that took place in the zmievsky beam in Rostov-on-don, the fate of the abducted residents of the city, Soviet prisoners of war and patients of the local psychiatric hospital in the years of occupation. The exhibition is organized by the Russian Holocaust center.

In the program, which will be held on January 27, will feature Kirill Molchanov’s Opera «the dawns here are quiet» in concert. The main roles of the soloists of the Mariinsky Academy of young Opera singers «Mariinsky». Also on this day at the historic Mariinsky theatre will be presented one-act ballets to the music of Dmitry Shostakovich «Leningrad Symphony» by Igor Belsky and «the Lady and the hooligan» by Konstantin Boyarsky.

The siege of Leningrad started on 8 September 1941 and lasted nearly 900 days. The only way ─ «Road of life», which was delivered to the city food was laid on the ice of lake Ladoga. The blockade was broken January 18, 1943, however, until its complete withdrawal ─ 27 January 1944 ─ Leningrad had to wait another whole year. During the years of blockade were killed, according to various data, from 400 thousand to 1.5 million people. So, at the Nuremberg trials featured the number 632 thousand people. Only 3% of them died from the bombing and shelling, the rest died of hunger.