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One of the things that we wanted to do while in Russia was go to the ballet. I should say that we are not great ballet fans but we had a very enjoyable evening and are pleased that we came along. It seems that they...More
We had never visited a ballet before, however when in Russia...... all can say is someone once said the first time you see a ballet you will either love it or hate it, if you hate it you can learn to appreciate it but never...More
I was interested in comparing our local ballet troupe with the Russian dancers. I have seen Swan Lake several times and it is a lovely ballet that is slow in the beginning and picks up in the second half. We sat in a box in...More
The theatre is beautiful. We booked the private room on the 3rd floor. If you plan to do so, choose the one near the middle instead of the side. The only complaint is that there is no elevator so it was hard for my father...More
Magnificent performance ! The dancers were very good and the music was also of good quality. The theater itself is very beautiful and comparatively small. The sets were beautifully done. The performance went from 7pm to 10pm with two intervals. The mail ballerina...More
Always wanted to see Swan Lake Ballet in St Petersburg Russia. Dancers were wonderful. Theater ornate and lovely. Sparkling wine at first intermission but don’t leave after second break stay for the Stalin happy ending. Recommend this night out.
The ballet itself was beautiful and the principle dancers were strong. Makes for a reasonable budget option compared to the Marinaki (maybe). However, it was completely ruined by the constant (and I mean the entire performance) being filmed on cell phones by several audience members...More
The phrase, "You get what you pay for!", truly applies. My group wanted desperately to see Swan Lake in Russia and they were only focused that fact. At double the price we could have seen the ballet Giselle or heard the opera Tosca at two...More
Sorry but the performance I saw was a huge disappointment. Ticket prices compare with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (world class performances) and this performance of Swan Lake was far from world class. The banquette seating is a free for all and the largely...More