Gergiev Denies Rumors That Mariinsky’s New Stage Will Open Years Late

“Responding to media speculation that the new venue, which is currently due to open in a year’s time, will not open its doors to spectators until 2013 or even 2015, [Mariinsky chief Valery] Gergiev said that although the deadline for the end of the construction is currently being finalized, the maestro will personally make sure that no procrastination occurs.”

Source: St. Petersburg Times (Russia) 08/10/11