The Mariinsky's performance was pure magic - stunningly beautiful. The orchestra, conducted by the world reknowned Valery Gergiev, was magnificent. This was such a wonderful opportunity to see world class performers "up close and personal". The stature of the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre, and of it's orchestra, and this performance's conductor, is beyond reproach. Incredible art in our own backyards, and yet only six people chose to partake of the fabulous cultural event - brought to us all the way from St Petersburg, Russia - Live!, for only 12.50. Hard to fathom...