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Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

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Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

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Rarisang wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia458 contributions231 helpful votes
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I had been to the traditional Mariinsky once before when it still had its Soviet name the Kirov Theatre. It's a fabulous place to see opera and ballet and to watch the Petersburg aficionados. We saw the opera 'Sadko' by Rimsky Korsakov which is four hours long with two intervals and composed of seven tableaux. It is an entrancing fairy tale with a Sea Princess and other entertaining characters. The staging was gorgeous. It is well worth seeing even if you're not an opera fan. The surtitles were in both Russian and English which helped a lot. We had seats in the first level of the galleries in box 15. Great view. But some other people in the box had shuffled the chairs around and tried to take the front row chairs we had paid more for. Fortunately, the competent usher sorted it all out. Another night we went to the new Mariinsky 2 theatre and it is jaw droppingly beautiful with the foyers lined with illuminated onyx. Wow. The acoustics are superb in the theatre and we loved the production of Richard Strauss' opera 'Die Frau ohne Schatten' - The Woman without a Shadow. Book via the Mariinsky website. We had no trouble at all with booking or with presenting the tickets we had printed at home. Watch out for expensive online scalper sites. Book direct with the Mariinsky (and the Bolshoi in Moscow).
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Date of experience: October 2019
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thesarahrich wrote a review Jan 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia85 contributions30 helpful votes
This historic theater has been very well maintained and is well worth a visit. We saw the Nutcracker here in early January 2020 and weren't sure what to expect. However, the audience was engaged and respectful (despite some things I'd read to the contrary), and the performance itself was breathtaking. It was interesting that there were two intermissions (the first one after only 30 minutes!). I noticed that many people pre-ordered food/drinks and had them waiting for them at tables in the small cafes there. If you're interested in eating or drinking during these short breaks, I would recommend going that route. Otherwise, the lines can be quite long. The theater itself is absolutely beautiful and well worth a look, even if you aren't going for a show.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Arnold Ernesto G wrote a review Nov 2019
Barranquilla, Colombia53 contributions26 helpful votes
You may not be a ballet lover but having this experience in St Petersburg is something for life. If you like ballet, that´s the Olympus!
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Date of experience: December 2018
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RCS3rd wrote a review Nov 2019
Wellesley, Massachusetts1,118 contributions81 helpful votes
Thinking this was were the Mariinsky theatre was located we were a bit late walking to this venue. It is about 450 meters away from the theatre when coming from the direction of the Nevsky Prospect . The facade of the hall was under renovation. The concert hall is modern, lot of wood detail, great acoustic, The patrons were clearly proud of the musicians and the concert hall. Great mix of young and old concert goers. We had seats on the 1st balcony close to the musicians and it was perfect- The cafe was on the same floor. The cafe will only accept cash. We were also seated close to the stairs which was convenient for retrieving our checked coats quickly. Taxis were waiting outside. We bought tickets online ahead of our trip and printed our tickets at home. Tchaikovsky was on the playlist for the evening. The solo violinist was superb.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Becky G wrote a review Oct 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin38 contributions13 helpful votes
Some of the pictures are of the old and some of the new. The new is behind the old. The old is opulent and beautiful but not comfortable, at least not in the balconies. The new, Mariinsky 2 is great, a modern facility. In either case the talent on stage is superb. You can buy tickets online before you get to St Petersburg. I had one receipt that I had to exchange for a ticket in Mariinsky 1. The ticket window was a tiny window located inside the lobby. For my other performance, I had the correct ticket printed off. After making your online purchase, I would suggest writing down your seat location since the ticket will be in Russian. When you enter the Marinsky 1, you will need to know what section you are in, as they all have their own lines.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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