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“A new world class opera house”

Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall
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$314.52*
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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum
Ranked #47 of 1,786 things to do in St. Petersburg
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London
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42 reviews
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“A new world class opera house”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We saw Tosca at the new Mariinsky II theatre. Maestro Gergiev conducted and the orchestra played very well. But the real attraction is the brand new 2000 seat opera house. From the outside it is a glass box behind the original Mariinsky, but inside it is magnificent. The auditorium has a good live acoustic and is largely in light coloured wood. The seats are spacious and comfortable and, like us, most of the audience spent the time before curtain up taking photos. Russia spent 200 billion (yes billion) roubles on the theatre and it shows in the gorgeous Onyx translucent wall coverings in the spacious lobbies. We had prosecco and nibbles in the cafe and interval drinks and the staff were English speaking and friendly. A great evening. Afterwards we went to Romeo Bar and Restaurant for a meal, also recommended.

Visited July 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“what a concert”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

saw beethoven concert.......amazing pianist/conductor whose name escapes me........just fabulous to sit and listen to the music....

Visited July 2013
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Larkspur
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Gorgeous theater and wonderful ballet, nice that they have lots of places to get snacks during intermission...

Visited June 2013
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Russia's Folklore Dancers at it's Best”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

A must see while in St. Petersburg. Includes a chorus of men singers in Russian uniforms, a 19-piece orchestra, men and women in traditional forkloric ensemble dancing to Russian songs. Men from the chorus would intermittently be singing solo songs between the dancers and orchestra. The voices were glorious.

Visited June 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Great Venue, the chairs are hard and for a 3 hour opera you feel it at the end. Watch out with their advertisement. The Opera we saw said that it was in german with subtitles (but only in russian).

Visited June 2013
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