The Mariinsky Theater has announced "Wagner Month", as this year marks the 210th anniversary of the birth of the German composer. "As part of the 'Wagner Month at the Mariinsky', a special season ticket will also be presented, bringing together all the Wagner events that this month is rich in," the theater said in a statement.
The theater will show the operas Lohengrin, Tannhauser, Valkyrie, Tristan and Isolde, Parsifal, Rhine Gold, Nuremberg Mastersingers. Almost all performances will be conducted by Valery Gergiev.
The most famous "Wagner event" this month was the riot that Yevgeny Prigozhin staged together with the fighters of the Wagner PMC (they called it the "march of justice"). After that, Vladimir Putin publicly called Prigozhin a traitor and a traitor, and PMC mercenaries were offered to conclude a contract with the Ministry of Defense, despite Prigozhin's refusal to do so before the rebellion.
Alexander Lukashenko, at the request of Putin, held talks with Prigozhin and stated that the head of the PMC and some of his mercenaries, by agreement, left for Belarus, which later turned out to be wrong.
The authorities began to block Prigozhin’s resources after the riot: at the end of June, Roskomnadzor restricted access to the websites of Prigozhin’s media holding Patriot, the websites of all publications are inaccessible. As a result, Prigozhin dissolved the media holding. RIA FAN, Narodnye Novosti, Nevskiye Novosti, Ekonomika Segodnya and many other publications that are part of the holding stopped working.