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Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory

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Address: Teatralnaya square, 3, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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Swan Lake As It Should Be Presented

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
William B
Perth, Australia
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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 via mobile

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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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