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“Best ballet ever”
Review of Bolshoi Theatre

Bolshoi Theatre
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Private Tour of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow
Ranked #9 of 2,398 things to do in Moscow
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Owner description: The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a hurricane, is magnificent both inside and out, and its resident opera and ballet troupes rate among the finest in the world.
Sacramento, California
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“Best ballet ever”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

If you are lucky to get a ticket to the Bolshoi Theatre, go there! Today was the first time I went to Bolshoi and I didn't regret it. It was the best ballet I've ever seen. I've heard many good things about Russian ballet and now i got a chance to experience it. Marvelous, Beautiful, Unbelievable!!

Visited November 2012
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Sankt Michael in der Obersteiermark, Austria
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“Austrians in Moscow”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Theater was great, a lot of actors, but I was expecing more from the "Bolshoi" (big) theater for that huge amount of money.

Visited October 2012
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Fab place”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Loved it - never been to ballet before and what a great start - Bar is expensive but a glass of fizz prior to the ballet seemed appropriate - lovely building and great show such a really lovely experience

Visited November 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“New Theater (across from Bolshoi) is Great!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This square consists of 4 theaters - hence the name of the square. The Classic Bolshoi (as the locals call it) is in the center, while the New Bolshoi (as the locals call it too) is off to one side, along with another theater that I don't know the name of. Across from these two is the Maly Theater. In the corner is the TSUM Department Store.
Saw the Tsar's Bride opera - fantastic! I go to the opera at home but had never seen this one; very entertaining. Felt glad to be seeing an opera with a Russian theme/costumes as it added to my experience. English translations/subtitles on two screens; who woulda thought?
I find all seating at Russian theaters to be a little uncomfortable because the back is so upright. However, it was a nice, smaller theater that felt very intimate. Very enjoyable.
Don't miss the buffet room - lots of small chocolates and champagne for sale, as well as 4 different salmon options (meat pie, bread with lox, etc.) and soda or water.

Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Speechless”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

What' left to say, if in Moscow, make sure to visit. No matter what's playing, become a part of history. Just make sure that you come on a night when the President isn't there, or the first curtain can take hours past the start time, as the man is known to run late))

Visited November 2012
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