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State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

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Address: Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
Phone Number: +7 812 326 4141
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's...
The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's most celebrated classical performers in pre-Revolution days, and is today best known for its famous Kirov Ballet.
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Beautiful place, beautiful performance

I enjoyed Shurale ballet in the beautiful Mariinsky theatre (historical building). The spirit of the place is most fascinating, it is a part of history and culture of St... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed Shurale ballet in the beautiful Mariinsky theatre (historical building). The spirit of the place is most fascinating, it is a part of history and culture of St. Petersburg. It is so good that the building is not renovated, not changed. No artificial gold, no cheap decorations. Original, genuine piece of art. I wish that local people and guests... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came here to see Verdi's Aida. My primary reason for visiting the Mariinsky was cultural, not a touristy one - claimed to be Russia's opera scene number one, I was quite expectant of the spectacle I chose. The theatre is nice, but a bit rusty, in need of a reconstruction similiar to the one Bolshoi underwent some time ago.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The most beautiful opera houses I visited, in addition to extremely acoustic, I listened to the opera from a balcony, cheapest place and it was perfect. The tickets were purchased online and picked up at the ticket office with a passport just before the show. I wish I looked at some ballet.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Imperial drama, opera and ballet troupe in Saint Petersburg was established in 1783, at the behest of Catherine the Great, although an Italian ballet troupe had performed at the Russian court since the early 18th century. Two years ago the theatre got new large building just behind the historical one. The auditorium is excellent: light wood balconies, fine acoustics... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had the chance to see one of Balanchine's original works - Jewels - which was originally choreographed and shown in NYC in the late 1960's. Worth the opportunity to see a wonderful ballet in a beautiful venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Splendid performance! During three hours, attend one of the most beautiful ballet of the world in a magnificent place. The technique of the dancers is of flawless perfection ... Everything comes together for an incredible evening. I advise to book online as soon as tickets are available for sale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I came here to see Swan Lake. The ballet was amazing, the dancers are so talented, and the orchestra were great. The theatre itself is incredible, so ornate and like nothing I'd seen before. If you book tickets a few months in advance you can get very reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Please book the tickets on the website just after you confirmed your flight. The performance is easily fully booked. We watch a ballet dance there. The theatre itself is beautiful and the performance is good. However, since they do not have English leaflet and most of the audience is Russian. You just do not what is going on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I saw one of the best "Swan Lakes" I have ever seen when I visited. It is my favorite ballet company in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

What a remarkable night! We went to the ballet in the new Mariinskiy theatre and it really is a must do in St Petersburg. We managed to get seats in the Tsar's box (just booked online on the official Mariinskiy website) and the view was incredible! The dancing was so beautiful

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