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Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater

Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia (Formerly Mussorgsky Opera Ballet Theater)
+7 812 595-43-05
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Ranked #11 of 1,096 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ballets
Owner description: In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg's most prestigious musical theatre.... more » Owner description: In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg's most prestigious musical theatre. Today, while preserving Russia's centuries-old musical theatre traditions, the Mikhailovsky Theatre is constantly pushing to be at the forefront of contemporary world theatre. « less
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Expensive but lovely and well done. Do it if you can. Get a local to buy and arrange for your tickets at the box office. Better seats and a you can even afford it. Normally can do for the same night.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This theatre near the state russian museum was our favourite of all the theatres we went too. Delightful and a great production.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Thank you Mikhailovsky for an experience of a lifetime. We had the good fortune to see Giselle with Natalia Osipova. The corps de ballet and male lead dancer were excellent, and she was sublime. We will remember the Mikhailovsky Theater as a definite highlight.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We attended the ballet at this theater as part of a St. Petersburg tour offered by SPB Tours in the evening. The tour picked us up at the boat and drove us to the theater in plenty of time for the start of the performance. It gave us time enough to take photos and admire the theater before the performance... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Marinsky theatre and company were in Covent Garden London this summer so when we arrived in St Petersburg we were a little apprehensive about what the quality was going to be like at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Well we needn't have worried . The theatre is close to the Arts Square and your landmark is the statue of Pushkin. Our... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good orcestra, nice sound. Inside it looks like it was one hundred years ago. Tasy to reach from Nevsky - situated in a wonderful place. Chairs a little outdated - difficult to sit several hours.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Located just beside Arts Square and the statue of Pushkin. Great rendition by local dancers - not the big names. Beautiful theater. Not cheap but worth the experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Doesn't have the same appeal, class or setting. Don't get me wrong, you'll still have a very good one but if you have one night to go out, then you'd pick the Mariinsky ahead of Mikhailovsky every time (and twice on a Saturday).

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This theater is beautiful and there are no bad seats. Even from the furthest seat up and back, you can easily see and hear the show. The repertoire is great and there is always something worth seeing here.

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I am no ballet expert, therefore cannot comment on the professional quality of the dancers. I have seen "Swan Lake", which I guess is a bit mundane, but it was a great addition to the overall St. Petersburg Experience.

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