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

Address: Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

They should have some information for English speakers, everything is in Russian or Kazakh. Went there to a show with a group of friends, it was about American Jazz music performed by local artists. The price per ticket was quite cheap but the show which lasted for about 2 hours only had like 3 performances (5 mins each) which were... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The opera nad ballet house is nice place in center and easy to access. Just went there at 15:00 to purchase the tickets for the same night. There was maybe 50% places talen. Ballet GISELLE was very nice to see - my first ballet ever!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

On the recommendation of other reviews, I decided to pay a visit and was not disappointed. I wasn't really sure what I should expect for such a low price (my 3rd row ticket was 1700 KZT, or about 6 GBP) and I hadn't really understood what I was going to see (my knowledge of Russian and Kazakh being just about... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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