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Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

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Address: Pisareva st., 20 | Entrance from Dekabristov Street, 37, St. Petersburg, Russia
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The Nutcracker

We saw the Nutcracker here on Christmas Day which was magical. The theatre is beautiful. The seats on the ground level aren't really tiered so try for a seat right at the front or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw the Nutcracker here on Christmas Day which was magical. The theatre is beautiful. The seats on the ground level aren't really tiered so try for a seat right at the front or on the upper levels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered tickets online from the official website - it was quite straightforward and you can print off the e-tickets. As a venue it is modern and very attractive. The opera we saw had a version of the programme available in English, and the surtitles were shown in both Russian and English. Acoustically the hall is great, and the standard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I've watched Magical Flute there. It was an amazing version/interpretation of the original opera adapted to the format of this Concert Hall. Amazing sound and performance! If you are there to watch opera you have to get Parterre/Balcony tickets because otherwise you will end up watching performer's backs only (if purchased Amphitheater tickets)

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing ballet, staging, colors and music. This epic poem of Pushkin is so much of St.Petersburg. The sound in Mariinsky II just need to be experienced.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We booked tickets on the internet in far away Botswana and ended up in a shared box with 6 other Russians. The performance of the Nutcracker Suite was just stunning. We left the theatre with our heads still singing with what we had seen. The way the theatre had been renovated with individual seats instead of joined together was really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our family came to a late December evening performance of La Traviata at the new theater, the Mariinsky II. We did not get tickets before we left the US. We tried to book them thru the internet the day before but could not get it to work for us. The next morning, I took a cheap Uber car to the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A memorable experience regardless of which show you attend! The beautiful decor, the people, the history - it's all glamourous and quintessential St Petersburg

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Beside the clasic Mariinsky Theater in the Dekabrists str. and nearby Mariinsky-2 theater hall, more modern than first one, in 2007 opened, I might say, totally modern new venue as the Concert Hall, located in Pisareva str. While designing this potential new space, it was used one existing old high brick building, sometime being the old store and was created... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

There is two Mariinsky theatres and then the concert hall nearby. This is quite new venue, opened 2007, and therefore place is modern in all aspects. Even if I'm not the specialist of acoustics of the concert halls, I can consider this hall one of the best I have ever heard. The hall sounds good even if there is whole... More 

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Herzliya, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Note there are two Mariinsky theaters - Mariinsky and Mariinski II. We experienced both on two consecutive evenings - both times we enjoyed excellent operas. The Mariinsky is the older opera house with all its grandeur. Relatively small and intimate. Basically all seats are close to the stage so it is difficult to go wrong with seat selection. The Mariinsky... More 

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