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Bolshoi Theatre

Address: 1 Teatralnyy proyezd, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: 095/292-0050
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Ranked #30 of 1,374 Attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Ballets, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
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Owner description: The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a hurricane, is magnificent both inside and out, and its resident opera and ballet troupes rate among the finest in the world.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We viewed the opera "The Enchantress" by Tchaikovsky in October 2014. We booked online a few weeks in advance, which meant we received a discount. Although we had booked the most expensive seats, they were worth every penny. The standard of singing and the set and costume design were excellent.. There were surtitles in both English and French - very... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We booked about 2 months in advance to see the Opera Dan Carlos. The theatre is stunning inside and the seats we got were very comfortable. The opera was brilliant - there is a screen with subtitles in Russian but coming from England these were not much use to us! There is a bar downstairs for the interval. There is... More

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Idar-Oberstein, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Extraordinary, awesome,amazing,outstanding!Nice old house,great performances of ballett (swanlake,nutcracker),it was like a fairy tale! at reasonable price.Bar is very expensive,so you better stay away from it.

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Los Angeles
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This review is specifically about the backstage tour. You have to get there early as there are limited spaces and the line is very chaotic, with much cutting so be prepared to be aggressive. Once we made it safely in through much pushing and shoving, we were ushered quickly through a tour. The tour moves quickly and you are shown... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you want to understand what does mean ballet for Russian culture you need to visit this place. Me and my girlfriend were at Bolshoi theatre in December 2014 on Shelkunchik (nutcracker) by Tchaikovsky. It was like New Year fairy tale. Music and performance were amazing. We immersed in an atmosphere. Bar were good. All services work on the high... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went to see La Traviata and it was spectacular! The production was amazing but more so the atmosphere and lovely, beautiful surroudings. The only reason why I'm not giving it 5 stars is there are quite a few seats with restricted views. I would recommened looking very closely at a seating guide before you book your tickets.

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I bought my ticket from a lady on the entrance very cheap. She was happy, so was I, as I could not find any tickets in box offices outright. I just took a chance and went to the door before the performance. All seats, wherever they were, appeared all comfortable and had good observation angle. This was a newly renovated... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Have no idea why this is ranked 35th - this was the complete highlight of my entire trip to Moscow. The renovated theatre is stunning and the seats are plush and comfortable - not a huge amount of leg room, but sufficient for all 6 foot 1 of me... I wouldn't want to be a huge amount taller though!! I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I recently saw an Opera there and it was fabulous. Even though it was in Russian I enjoyed it immensely as I bought the brochure and read a summary about what it was about beforehand. I paid about $120 Canadian for 2nd row tickets and it was VERY worth it. The theatre is gorgeous and is like stepping back in... More

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Paris has Garnier; Moscow is the Bolshoi. Fully renovated lot of gold effect but you need to do it if you live in Moscow!!!! Professional, good atmospher fantastic week-end

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