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State of the art technologies and music at Autumn Fountain Festival in Peterhof


The multimedia show dedicated to Catherine the Great gathered an audience of more than 10,000.


The rainy and windy weather did not spoil the annual autumn fountain festival in Peterhof. Over 10 thousand guests came to celebrate the closure of the season. 

The 3D show with laser effects and fireworks was to mark 290 years since the birth of Catherine the Great, a German princess that became an Empress of Russia.

Catherine’s life story was told by means of high tech, modern music, flashing pictures and passionate dance – things non-existent in her time. This was a bold experiment on the part of the museum team – and it made the story even more vigorous and emotional.

Guests described the show as magnificent, delightful, amazing, engaging – and just very beautiful.
Thousands of people enchanted by the performance seemed to be transferred to a different epoch. They also could become part of the show by posting their selfies with the hashtag #EMPRESS2019 in social media – and these images were demonstrated on the main screen.

One of the topics of the high-tech show was Catherine the Great’s love stories.

Yelena Kalnitskaya, director of the Peterhof Museum, said the show was aimed to attract young people and get them interested in the history of the country.

Gleb Filshtinsky, art director of the project, added that the idea was to make the audience, when they get back home, to search for new facts about Catherine the Great on the web.