ST. PETERSBURG THEATRES

Saint Petersburg has more than 40 different ballet, opera and drama theatres first of which was opened as early as 1714. Our city is the motherland of Russian ballet - Imperial Ballet Academy (now famous Vaganov school) was opened here in 1738. Among its graduates were such world famous dancers as Matilda Kshesinskaya, Anna Pavlova, Galina Ulanova, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nuriev and many others.

St.Petersburg conservatoire was established in 1783. Among its professors and graduates were such prominent Russian composers as Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Rahmaninov, Stravinsky et ali. You can enjoy their operas and ballets in famous Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky theaters and in several other  concert halls located in historical palaces. You can listen also to operas by world known western composers like Bizet, Wagner, Verdi et ali performed in the language of original or in Russian.

St.Petersburg Philharmonic  society was established in 1802 being first in Europe. The present hall on Square of Arts with wonderful acoustics was opened in 1839. Since that time many renowned musicians were performing here (List, Vagner, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and many others). Since 1988 its orchestra is conducted by world famous director Yuri Temirkanov.

You should not leave St.Petersburg without visiting unbelievably remarkable Russian Folklore Show in Nikolaevsky palace - it is really a "Big Show"! 
As you can see Saint Petersburg has a splendid cultural life for all tastes.

PRINCIPAL THEATRES OF ST.PETERSBURG

Mariinsky TheatreMariinsky IIMariinsky Concert HallMikhailovskiy theatreThe Hermitage TheatreThe Nikolaevsky PalaceSmolninsky Concert Hall
21 June
friday

Verdi. Requiem
19:00

Anna Karenina
19:30 ballet

Pan Voyevoda
20:00 opera

Swan Lake
19:30 ballet

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
22 June
saturday

La bohème
19:00 opera

Anna Karenina
19:30 ballet

Mozart. Gubaidulina
21:00 opera

Wind Ensembles in European Chamber Music
15:00

Messa da Requiem
19:00

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
23 June
sunday

Giselle
19:00 ballet

Elektra
20:00 opera

Mario Brunello (cello) and Valery Gergiev
16:00

Manon Lescaut
18:00 opera

Swan lake
17:30 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
24 June
monday

Don Quichotte
19:00 opera

Jewels
20:00 ballet

Nelson Freire (piano) and Valery Gergiev
20:00

The Nutcracker
19:30 ballet

 

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
25 June
tuesday

La Bayadère
19:00 ballet

Simon Boccanegra
19:30 opera

To be announced
19:00

Night romances
22:00

The Nutcracker
20:00 ballet

 

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
26 June
wednesday

Don Giovanni
19:00

Swan Lake
19:00 ballet

Berlioz. Roméo et Juliette
22:00

Le Corsaire
20:00 ballet

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
27 June
thursday

Les Noces. The Firebird
19:30 ballet

Final of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition (voice)
19:00

Final of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition (woodwinds)
17:00

Final of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition (brass instruments)
10:00

Le Corsaire
19:30 ballet

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
28 June
friday

The Firebird. Schéhérazade
19:30 ballet

La fanciulla del West
20:00 opera

Orff. Carmina Burana
19:00

Cinderella
19:30 ballet

 

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
29 June
saturday

Giselle
19:00 ballet

Gala concert of prize-winners of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition
21:00

Tannhäuser
15:00 opera

Cinderella
19:30 ballet

German Chamber Music of the 18th�20th Centuries
16:00

 

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
30 June
sunday

Giselle
19:30 ballet

Attila
18:00

Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra
15:00

Daniil Trifonov (piano) and Valery Gergiev
22:00

 

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
1 July
monday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
2 July
tuesday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
3 July
wednesday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
4 July
thursday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
5 July
friday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
6 July
saturday
    

Swan lake
20:30 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
7 July
sunday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
8 July
monday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
9 July
tuesday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
10 July
wednesday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
11 July
thursday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
12 July
friday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
13 July
saturday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
14 July
sunday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
15 July
monday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
16 July
tuesday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
17 July
wednesday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
18 July
thursday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
19 July
friday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
20 July
saturday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
21 July
sunday
    

Swan lake
20:00 ballet

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 

This is a preliminary playbill which might be changed by the theaters. We renovate the program as new information becomes available.


The Nutcracker ballet

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