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CULTURAL Affiliations Viking is proud to support its cultural partners around the globe, celebrating world-class performing arts and events on land and on board Facing page, clockwise from top left: Viking Ship Museum, Oslo; Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg; Libera boys choir; Viking has sponsored the Ballet Sun Valley festival since 2017 Our commitment to enrichment and cultural events continues with current partners that include National Geographic; TED; St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre; Highclere Castle; Oslo’s Munch Museum; the BBC; the Metropolitan Opera; and RHS Chelsea Flower Show, among others. “Viking’s commitment to cultural exploration extends far beyond our ships,” said Karine Hagen, Executive Vice President of Viking. “One of the best ways to explore a destination—whether at home or abroad—is through its music and cultural institutions. We are proud to support worldrenowned organizations such as the Libera boys choir, Ballet Sun Valley and the Los Angeles Philharmonic that align with our goal to create special connections between travelers and the cultures of the world.” BALLET SUN VALLEY Since 2017, Viking has been a proud sponsor of the Ballet Sun Valley festival, supporting this beautiful and classic art form in one of the country’s most storied summer settings. The annual international festival brings together dancers from the world-class Mariinsky Ballet, London’s Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet and more. CLASSIC FM Since it began broadcasting in 1992, Classic FM has brought classical music to millions of listeners across the UK with programs such as the Hall of Fame and Saturday Night at the Movies. Viking has partnered with Classic FM to sponsor its Classic FM Live events at the Royal Albert Hall in London. LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC Since 2013, Viking has been the official cruise line of the Hollywood Bowl, the historic summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Each summer, Viking has sponsored LA Phil concerts featuring music of renowned composers and performances by leading artists from around the world. MUNCH MUSEUM Located in Oslo, the museum is home to more than half of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s paintings and nearly all of his print motifs. Viking holds the digital rights to the entire collection and displays the images on board on the Atrium screen for Viking guests to enjoy. MARIINSKY THEATRE Viking is a proud partner of the Mariinsky Theatre, established in St. Petersburg in 1860. This historic venue, upon whose stages have debuted the masterpieces of such great composers as Tchaikovsky, is home to the world-renowned Mariinsky Ballet, Opera and Orchestra, among the oldest in Russia. Through most of the Soviet era, it was known as the Kirov Theatre. Since 1988, conductor Valery Gergiev has served as the theater’s general director. He has made an immense impact, establishing links with the world’s great opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra Bastille, La Scala, La Fenice, the Israeli Opera, the Washington National Opera and the San Francisco Opera. RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the world’s most prestigious, inspires millions with the best in garden design. Viking has been a sponsor for many years, winning another gold medal for our most recent Art of Viking Garden, designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes. Horticulturists, designers and amateurs alike flock to the home of Chelsea Pensioners (retired soldiers of the British Army) to experience the event. VIKING SHIP MUSEUM Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum offers insight into the Viking Age through fascinating exhibits, an expansive collection of artifacts and three of the best-preserved Viking longships. With funding from Viking, the museum has launched The Vikings Alive, a series of documentary films that bring to life the stories of the Vikings’ ships and journeys. The films follow archaeologists and other specialists who are seeking answers through research and reconstruction. 120 VIKING.COM EXPLORE MORE 2020