PROBLEM SOLVED. The Mariinsky is performing in Ottawa BEFORE they are performing in Toronto, and they are performing La Bayadère, which I have never seen in my life. So, I will be seeing them on opening night in Ottawa, and will exchange my Toronto Swan Lake ticket for one that's on the weekend so that I'll be able to make it. I am so thrilled. I talked to a friend who remembers when the Kirov came to Ottawa in 1989. Apparently, they're like an army trudging the streets with their massive orchestra, backstage crew and touring company. Many updates will ensue, I promise.