About the film
Gala Concert : 300 Years of St. Petersburg
Release Date: May 31, 2003
Celebrating three hundred years of the founding of St. Petersburg by Peter The Great. Dazzling staging and magnificent performances from ballet and opera by the celebrated Artists of The Maryiinky (formerly The Kirov) Theatre Companies and International Guest Artists. A spectacular performance of Saint-Saens "The Dying Swan" choreographed by Michel Fokine for Anna Pavlova is danced with breadth-taking beauty by prima ballerina Uliana Lopatkina. Featured are two ingenious appearances by both Peter and Catherine, The Greats. The celebration is hosted by President Vladimir Putin and attended by an amazing contingent of current World Leaders.