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State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

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Address: Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's...

The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's most celebrated classical performers in pre-Revolution days, and is today best known for its famous Kirov Ballet.

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The opera itself might seem a little runned down. You can see that they could do some restauration, yet it is still a very interesting Opera to visit. Plus with the state of the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The opera itself might seem a little runned down. You can see that they could do some restauration, yet it is still a very interesting Opera to visit. Plus with the state of the ruble this year, the prices to go see an Opera are very attractive. And ofcourse the quality of the Opera I watched was very good, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you love ballet and Russian history.....you will want to visit this theatre, where Pavlova, Fokine, Karsavina, Nijinsky, Balanchine, Ulanova, Assylmuratova and so many other great dancers first danced after graduating. The theatre where the future Tsar Nicholas II, as a young man, met and had an affair with the young ballerina, Mathilde Kschessinskaya (can never remember how to spell... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

what a treat - seeing the nutcracker a few nights before the new year! this ballet is simply fantastic!! the tickets shld be bought very much in advance

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went to St Petersburg for business. Was invited to an opera, wasn't really interested in the opera but decided to go. Glad I did. Each play is a unique act performed by many talented humans

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The evening in the Mariinsky theatre is always delightful. This time together with my friend we were watching the evening if the short ballets. Breath-taking and definitely worth seeing!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were passengers on the Noordam and paid a huge amount to attend the Russian ballet at this theatre. The pictures in the brochure etc showed girls in classical white ballet dresses, but we got a stark black and red production of a version of Carmen, with dancing and cheap sets which looked like a production from an old movie,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Rated worlds best ballet ensemble. You don't have to know ballet to be intrigued by these highly professional ballet dancers. Lovingly restored house for ballet and opera. Can easily be reached by a nice stroll along Griboyedov canal from Nevsky Prospekt. Be aware the ensemble has holiday in July and August. During summer visiting ballet and opera groups from other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The Mariinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of opera and ballet (called the Mariinsky Ballet and Mariinsky Opera) and home to Mariinsky Orchestra in Saint Petersburg. It became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th century in Russia. Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov premiered their stage masterpieces here. The Mariinsky Ballet is the resident classical ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It’s as posh and Imperial as it gets. Built in neoclassical style, the theatre’s facades are monumental, sharp and aristocratically chilled. This impression changes as its interior decor turns into a sheer delight. Once in, you’ll notice yourself a part of a multicultural beau monde eager to be amazed. Just a few minutes into a performance you’ll see a change... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

If you like ballet you will probably come to Pieter just to come here, as this is the temple of classical ballet. Tickets are quite expensive, but it's worth the cost to come over, the theatre itself is a museum and it's one of those "once in a lifetime experiences" that given the chance is good to have.

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