AADFF: The Maestro and The Master: Building the New Mariinsky


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Jan 25 3:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:60 min
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Yosif Feyginberg


This fascinating documentary goes behind-the-scenes with Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects as they design Russia’s first new opera house since revolution ended Romanov rule. The maestro is legendary Mariinsky Theatre iconoclast Valery Gergiev. The master builder is architect Jack Diamond. With the incomparable St. Petersburg as the backdrop - and government bureaucracy, stubborn obstacles and tricky soil conditions complicating matters - the film charts the many twists and turns that were navigated to complete this massive ballet/opera house in one of the world’s cultural capitals.

Join Gary McCluskie, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects, following the screening for more on the Mariinsky story and his current performing arts project to re-imagine David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, at Lincoln Center.

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Celebrate the architects, artists and designers who have shaped our world at Toronto’s newest film festival. Featuring special guests and exciting panel discussions.