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We watched Swan Lake on 7th July and sat in the stall boxes near the stage - the tickets were definitely worth the 16,000 roubles. A phenomenal building, great but basic seats, excellent acoustics, and easy to get to and from.
We book tickets to see A midsummer nights dream but found out that it was at.Mariinsky II and not the main building. Such a disappoinment but that was my fault.
Anyway Mariinsky II is situated about 300 m from the main building. It's not as...More
Bad. Worst than ever thought. 90% of people were polite enough to wait until intermission to leave. It was world premiere. 50% of audience and even some chorus performers were dozing off within 10 minutes. Bad music. Boring. Not comprehensible story line. Bad. Bad. Bad
We were lucky to be given box seats in the front row to a ballet by a russian friend. The seats were incredible. We could see everything perfectly. The athleticism of the dancers was amazing! The old theater has so much history. Make sure you...More
We enjoyed St. Petersburg tremendously, and seeing Sleeping Beauty at the Mariinsky was a highlight of our trip. It was three hours of breathtaking dancing and music. The orchestra was superb! Tickets aren't cheap, but it was worth every penny. We'll be talking about that...More
Attended a concert performance of Donizetti's opera Anna Bolena here yesterday evening, though my impression is that this hall is used principally for soloists and for chamber music. Almost a full house. Great acoustics in a modern space converted from an old industrial building. I...More
Having luck to get tickets with my friend to this Sergey Prokofiev's ballet was a treat for our eyes and ears.
This was my first visit in this many phases since 1760 experienced cultural institution.
As my friend said this is Prokofiev's way to tell...More
This was the best Magic Flute we have seen, and we have seen - and heard - many. The direction by Alain Maratrat was fine indeed, the orchestra was superb and most of the singers also. This was the first time we were in the...More
Hi, the theatre has a website, with all the programs, you can have the informations in English and book through the site. Be careful to pick a ballet in the old theatre if you can, and avoid the fake Mariinsky websites... More
Hi, the theatre has a website, with all the programs, you can have the informations in English and book through the site. Be careful to pick a ballet in the old theatre if you can, and avoid the fake Mariinsky websites, where the tickets are sold twice the price, be sure to book on the official one ( clue: the prices are in rubles)
You'll get a voucher to print and exchange for tickets at the theatre. Enjoy your stay !
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There is no formal attire unless it's a big gala. I was surprised it was not more dressy. The Russians are there for the music and dressing up, at least when I attended, was not mandatory. I wore a simple sweater dress and... More
There is no formal attire unless it's a big gala. I was surprised it was not more dressy. The Russians are there for the music and dressing up, at least when I attended, was not mandatory. I wore a simple sweater dress and boots and that was just fine. You MUST check your coat tough.