The Mariinsky Theater is one of the most renowned opera houses in the world. In Soviet Times it was the unnamed Kirov Theater, and has borne its original name since 1992. Valery Gergiev has been connected since 1996 as artistic director and theater manager of the house. On their own label in the future the outstanding artistic achievements of this traditional house will be documented. The repertoire mainly consists of opera as well as the great symphonic and concert repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries.