Building    From 1860 

Mariinsky Theatre

Categories: Dance, Theatre

Countries: Russia

Ballet and opera theatre in St Petersburg.  Named after the Empress Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Tsar Alexander II. Many of the works of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov were premiered here. After the Russian Revolution it was renamed several times, probably most famously as the Kirov Theatre.

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This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Mariinsky Theatre

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Nicolai Legat

Nicolai Gustavovich Legat, born St Petersburg, Russia 1869, died London 1937....

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Ballet Rambert

Ballet Rambert

Britain's oldest dance company. Founded by Dame Marie Rambert initially as Rambert Dancers, and then, at the Mercury Theatre, in 1931, as the Ballet Club and then, until the 1980s, as Ballet Ramber...

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2 memorials
Dame Marie Rambert

Dame Marie Rambert

Ballet dancer who had a great influence on ballet in Britain. Born Cyvia Ramberg in Poland. Arrived in England in 1914. Married Ashley Dukes in 1918, a marriage which lasted until his death. Founde...

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2 memorials
Sammy Davis Jnr

Sammy Davis Jnr

Born Harlem in New York City into a show-biz family.  Hit the big-time in 1951.  Lost his left eye in a car crash in 1954.  Member of Sinatra's Rat Pack.  In 1967 on TV he greeted Frank's daughter,...

Person, Cinema, Dance, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Theatre, USA

1 memorial
Jessie Matthews, OBE

Jessie Matthews, OBE

Actor, singer and dancer. Born into a large family in Berwick Street.  Made her name in theatre and in the 30's was Britain's favourite musical film star.  Post-war her career flagged but in 1963 s...

Person, Cinema, Dance, Music / songs, Theatre, TV & Radio

2 memorials
Nicolai Legat

Nicolai Legat

Dancer. Born in St Petersburg, Russia. He joined the ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre in 1888 and later became balletmaster. His pupils included Anna Pavlova, and Vaslav Nijinsky. He left Ru...

Person, Dance, France, Russia

1 memorial