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Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory

Teatralnaya square, 3, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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Ranked #202 of 978 Attractions in St. Petersburg
4.0 of 5 stars 26 Reviews
Type: Architectural Buildings, Concerts, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Concerts, Cultural

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Perth, Australia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
151 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When you are St Petersburg you must go to the ballet. It would be like going to Cairo and not seeing the Pyramids! The Rimsky- Korsakov Conservatory is a theatre built in the (1760's so I'm told) and is an attraction in itself. I was lucky enough to score front row seats and almost felt like part of the show.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We purchased tickets to see performance of Cinderella thriugh our hotel and tickets were delivered the next day. The theatre itself is a little run down, but this adds to the character and you get a feel of the history of the place. The performance is the focal point of visiting and for seats close to the stage for 40... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Across the street from the Mariinsky Theatre is a music school known as the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, which is a ballet and music school. The building, built in the 1890s, is showing its age. They have remodeled and rebuilt many of the fine old buildings in St. Petersburg, and this one should be on the list. But we saw Tchaikovsky’s... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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354 reviews 354 reviews
47 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The building is very tired. It desperately needs painting and a general clean up. It has a great location and the ballet was fine but as a location to visit for the architecture this is not a recommend.

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Vicenza, Italy
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228 reviews 228 reviews
71 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Swan Lake is the ballet for the summer of 2014, no matter which venue you attend. The performance that we saw ($99 per person--SPB tours, row 20, fairly decent seats--transportation from the ship included in price) was better than adequate, but not quite at the top level of professionalism...the female dancers were far better than the males, with several graceful... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Front row seats for AU$50 what a treat. Russians love their ballet and many in the audience will know the performers. Cheer for a good performance as required, such fun. Check out the orchestra in the pit during interval, everyone else will. Hang out in the foyer queuing for ice cream while the snow falls outside. Lovely statues of your... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The place is located just opposite of Mariinsky Theater so it's easy to find. Shows here are quite high quality but without the "bourgeois" attitude of the guests as in the opposite theater. For tickets, just search for schedules online before your trip and purchase your tickets from the ticket kiosks on Nyevsk prospekt. As the ladies working at those... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

These young college aged students of Ballet were amazing and could give Milwaukee Ballet a run for their money. The Stage Orchestra was as good as some Symphony Orchestras here in Southeastern Wisconsin. The Conservatory itself was old and still showing signs of the Communist Era but, that was ok by us. The Russian Champaign they served at intermission was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We got tickets via our tour group leader and the price and seats were good, for the performance of Eugene Onegin. The venue is 20 mins walk from the closest metro station. It was my first classic opera and even though I don't speak Russian I enjoyed it very much. The queues for drinks at interval time were too long... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Really well worth getting tickets online before you go. These tickets are are less expensive. We managed to get a front row seat! Loved the scenery and the costumes - my first ballet experience and I was blown away!

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