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“Amazing visit to the opera”

State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre
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US$149.00*
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St Petersburg Private Theater Tour and Russian...
Ranked #34 of 1,896 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's most celebrated classical performers in pre-Revolution days, and is today best known for its famous Kirov Ballet.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Absolutely worth the money (although it isn't expensive compared to Western European prices for opera tickets). We saw a wonderful rendition of Puccini's La Boheme, sung brilliantly and a beautiful decor as well. Really cool.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

It is said that this is the second best ballet company in the world, after the Bolshoi of Moscow. I am no judge, but the ballet performance was amazing. It was performed in a traditional (old style) and intimate theater venue.
We were spoiled with circle seats. Intermission gave time for civilised drinks and nibbles.
If you are staying in St Petersburg, this is something you will not forget, even if you are not a ballet fan. Be warned, tickets can be difficult to get without advanced planning.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Best theater I’ve been in my life (and I’ve been to many). As you enter the building you get speechless. It’s an amazing place. I had the opportunity to watch an opera there and it was fantastic. It’s very expensive but worth every penny! I highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Went to theatre to see ballet. Not something I regularly do but I enjoyed it and it is a very grand venue. Book well in advance to get good seats. We were in a box but not front row and you want front row. Show started at 7 and did not finish so make sure you eat before you go in. Also book a taxi for the way home after!

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We have been there half a year ago, but I still remember how fantastic it was! Slight drawback is the seats, they were very uncomfortable for seating 3 hours performance

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