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“Very unpolite security guard” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall
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$230.95*
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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour with visit to the Hermitage
Ranked #49 of 1,601 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Budapest, Hungary
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Very unpolite security guard”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

As a ballet lover, I was disappointed that during our visit there were no ballet performances in Marinskii, but Myfair Lady was fearured... never the less we went to visit the builing and also to see the new Marinskii still under construction..... we entered the lobby and I could see that there is a theatre shop, wanted to enter, but a security guard started to shout at us in Russian and very unpolitely let us know that it is closed and we are not supposed to walk that way.... to make it firm, he also shut the door behind us..... very weird reaction in a theatre... also we asked if we could see the auditorium, but no chance...... so we were pretty disappointed.... we travelled from abroad and hoped that we could at least have a glimpse of this world famous thatre....... we could not get further than the area where they sell the tickets..... would suggest that they make theatre visit tours at least a few times/week

Visited July 2012
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Concert Hall & the Stars White Nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Was still last night to listen Brahms concert with Alyona Baeva Violin directed by Valery Gergiev, it was just amazing! Do not miss those concerts during June as just great

Visited June 2012
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Essex
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“Brilliant acoustics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

heard two concerts conducted by Gergiev. The acoustics cannot be faulted

Visited June 2012
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Varsity Lakes, Queensland, Australia
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“Most uncomfortable chairs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Must admit I'm not an Opera buff and got very bored. Seating was not to the standard of The Bolschoi in Moscow (obviously we didn't pay a heap for the seating so not a fair comparison).

Visited June 2012
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Paris, France
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Fine, but not the best, the stage is a bit small, the theatre is nice

Visited June 2012
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