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“A delightful gem of a historic theater”

Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater
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Ranked #44 of 1,852 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg's most prestigious musical theatre. Today, while preserving Russia's centuries-old musical theatre traditions, the Mikhailovsky Theatre is constantly pushing to be at the forefront of contemporary world theatre.
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I was absolutely delighted to score a box seat for an Italian opera, in this lovely gem of a historic theater. It is next to the Russian Museum, and near several restaurants, so you can make a whole day and evening out of this area! Best of all, the company had an astonishing amount of talent and passion during the performance, and the sets/costumes were top notch.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Maybe we got lucky on July 25th but there was no cange on the leading cast and the perormance was something to remember for life. A good size hall loaded with loyal and devoted locals that were willing to support the leading dancers, and all of us to have a good time. Expensive but nothing to do with other local tourist type performances..

Thank JH2007
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We purchased our tickets ages ago on the internet to see our favourit dancers, Osipova and Vasiliev in the Sleeping Beuaty on the 20th of July (we saw them in London and New York before and undoubtly they are one of the gratest ballet dancer couples of the world)..... I checked the net even of the day before and it was still their name..... to our horror we saw the information at the entrance that they changed the cast. ..... well we still enjoyed the experience, the beauty of the building is stunning, the show was fine, beautiful costumes, nice coreography, the dancers were oke..... the main female cahracter was fantastic, however the guy (Sarafanov) was far from what you would expect from the Russian ballet.... he was slow, boring and he could hardly jump..... So that is why the average rating,.,.,,.. the theatre is 5 star, the given performance was less then average......

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Not as famous as the Mariinsky but well worth going to. Dancers are of a very high calibre and the theatre is charming - smaller than the Mariinsky but very cosy.

Thank JamesXXI
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

The opera house has a unique atmosphere and nice shows. If you like opera or bale, this is the right place to go.

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