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Review of Yekaterinburg State Academical Opera and Ballet Theatre

Yekaterinburg State Academical Opera and Ballet Theatre
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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great performances, amazing prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

I've seen some great ballet performances here. Swan Lake (twice), Romeo and Juliet, Les Sylphides, Sheharezade and Schredkin's Carmen. Beautiful building, amazing prices. Not to be missed if you are lucky enough to visit Ekaterinburg.

Visited January 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A place to visit, an opera to enjoy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the cheapest - and best ways to spend youe evening in Yekaterinburg. Russian operas are quite good. Italian operas depend on the cast. For example Madame Butterfly is awful, because all the singers are old and not enthusiastic about their work. But most Italian operas are great... such as Tosca or Figaro's Wedding - they feature young singers, who are excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Good performance - low price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We saw an interesting production of Otello here, generally well sung by Russian singers with an outstanding Desdemona. Seats in the front row of the circle cost a fraction of the price that one would pay in London or Moscow - so excellent value for money. Definitely worth grabbing a performance if you can.

Visited May 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best Opera in My life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I've been to this opera theatre for a few times, and I should say that it is much greater than some Moscow theatres.

The first thing I liked was the price. The first row of stalls costs 750 roubles or 1100 if it is the first night performance (in Moscow you would pay this money to seat quite far from the stage)

And the second thing is that the operas are performed in the language of the original (and in the left ad right sides of stage there are screens with Russian subtitles), so the text is not spoiled by the translation.

If you want my advice, which opera to see, I would recommend you to see Giacomo Puccini's "La bohème", as it is the most colourful opera I've seen in this theatre, but you will have your pleasure from any opera or ballet you are going to see.

Visited February 2013
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Germany
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43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Poor performance and service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Not worth visiting though the prices are extremely low. However if you want a true glimps at what has remained of the communist days this is a good choice. Mandatory and very unfriendly coat check, drinks served at room temperature, bottles served unopened, a ballet performance which was almost laughable.

Visited April 2013
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