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Abai's Theater (National Academical Theater of Opera and Ballet)

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #6 of 112 Attractions in Almaty
Type: Theaters
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  • German first
  • Russian first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We really enjoyed our ballet (even though we thought we were going to an opera) which was Carmen. Beautiful building. Seats might be getting a tad worn but we thought it was beautiful. Ticketing booth was closed from 2-3 for lunch. 2000-4000t so pretty cheap too!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One night in Almaty en route and I decided to watch the ballet at the opera theatre. It's a large auditorium and stage, and quite wide. But the balcony seats gave a very good view, and provided ample width and leg room themselves. The first floor foyer area is magnificent, and the ground floor lobby isn't too shabby either, come... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The theatre is beautiful, great for lots of photo opportunities, and the inside is just as cute! We watched an opera, and didn't understand most of what was going on as it was in Russian, but it was a great experience of the local culture! The colours, accoustics and place just made it an amazing experience.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great decoration, great performance. Tickets are extremely cheap. Must visit to everyone. Nice fountains in front of the building.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It's one of the most beautiful theaters i've ever been, easy access, comfortable, very good acoustic and the architecture and interior design it's amazing. Check it out: http://www.gatob.kz/ru/

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I really love our troop. Also very often there are international guests performing there. Beautiful hall. Must see Anna Karenina.

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Gdynia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Perfectly directed most famous Kazakh romantic story. A bit like Shakespeare's star crossed lovers :) . Rich in strong symbols, with great set and music, poetic language could be appreciated through good translation into Russian.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

True, the expression 'must see' is cliqued, but if in Almaty, this theatre is definitely worth seeing. Easy to buy tickets, even on the same day and prices are very reasonable compared to western prices (example reasonable seats are $12 US dollars and up as of 09/13). The acoustics are great, very easy to get good view, has disabled (though... More

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Almaty
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

In general, the theater and performance are great. However, sometimes the best performers are absent and the music is not live. In such cases the theater is half-empty. Ask the cashier, they know in advance if it's worth attending. Across the street there is an interesting restaurant, called Compote, where chefs give master classes. You can learn recipes and participate... More

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

An awe inspiring experience, the theatre was recently refurbished, the acoustics are excellent and the Ballet we saw was wonderful.

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