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
14 December
saturday

Sylvia
19:00 ballet

Der Schauspieldirektor
13:00

Iolanta
18:00 opera

Over the Paths of Life, Death and Love
19:00

Guide to the Orchestra with Wind Ensemble
12:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
15 December
sunday

Sylvia
14:00 ballet

Sylvia
19:30 ballet

The Golden Cockerel
19:00 opera

The Golden Cockerel
12:00 opera

Masterpieces for all times
13:00

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
19:30

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
16 December
monday

Prince Igor
19:00 opera

    

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
17 December
tuesday

Raymonda
19:00 ballet

The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya
18:30 opera

Sofia Kiprskaya (harp) and the ensemble Renaissance Percussion
19:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
18 December
wednesday

Raymonda
19:00 ballet

The Enchantress
19:00 opera

Handel. The Messiah (highlights from the oratorio)
19:00 opera

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
19 December
thursday

Aida
19:00 opera

Swan Lake
19:30 ballet

Die Zauberflöte
19:00 opera

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
20 December
friday

La Sylphide
19:30 ballet

Adriana Lecouvreur
19:00 opera

A Christmas Concert with the Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble
19:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
21 December
saturday

Sadko
19:00 opera

The Story of Kai and Gerda
11:30 opera

Cinderella
19:30 ballet

Cinderella
13:00 ballet

Mao Fujita recital (piano)
15:00

Alexandre Kantorow (piano) and Valery Gergiev
20:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
22 December
sunday

The Nutcracker
19:00 ballet

The Nutcracker
12:00 ballet

Musorgsky-180. Gala Concert
16:00

A Christmas Tale
19:30 opera

Musorgsky-180. Brass Version
16:30

A Christmas Tale
13:00 opera

Kenneth Broberg recital (piano)
15:00

Mao Fujita (piano) and Valery Gergiev
20:00

Concert by the students of Alexei Lyubimov
12:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
23 December
monday

Gianni Schicchi
19:30 opera

Le Corsaire
19:00 ballet

Alexandra Dovgan, Eva Gevorgyan (piano) and Valery Gergiev
20:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
24 December
tuesday

The Nutcracker
19:30 ballet

 

Eva Gevorgyan recital (piano)
20:30

Alexandra Dovgan recital (piano)
18:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
25 December
wednesday

Khovanshchina
18:00

Denis Matsuev and his friends
18:30

Denis Matsuev (piano) and Valery Gergiev
22:00

Le nozze di Figaro
19:00 opera

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
26 December
thursday

The Nutcracker
19:00 ballet

The Lefthander
20:00 opera

Alexander Malofeev recital (piano)
18:00

Nikolai Lugansky recital (piano)
20:30

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
27 December
friday

Macbeth
20:00 opera

The Nutcracker
19:00 ballet

Nikolai Lugansky (piano) and Valery Gergiev
18:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
28 December
saturday

The Story of Kai and Gerda
12:00 opera

Aida
19:00 opera

Konyok-Gorbunok (The Little Humpbacked Horse)
13:00 ballet

Konyok-Gorbunok (The Little Humpbacked Horse)
19:00 ballet

Christian Blackshaw recital (piano)
20:00

Scheherazade
12:00

Elizaveta Ukrainskaya and Timofei Dolia (piano)
15:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
29 December
sunday

The Nutcracker
19:00 ballet

The Nutcracker
12:00 ballet

Carmen
13:00 opera

Carmen
19:00 opera

Mira Yevtich, Abisal Gergiev (piano) and Valery Gergiev
15:00

Lucas Debargue (piano) and Valery Gergiev
20:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
30 December
monday

Mazepa
19:00 opera

Swan Lake
19:30 ballet

Konstantin Shamrai, Dmitry Shishkin (piano) and Mischa Damev
20:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
31 December
tuesday

The Nutcracker
12:00 ballet

The Nutcracker
18:00 ballet

A Christmas Tale
18:30 opera

A Christmas Tale
13:00 opera

Christian Blackshaw, Sergei Redkin (piano) and Valery Gergiev
15:00

Ekaterina Semenchuk (mezzo-soprano) and Semyon Skigin (piano)
18:00

  

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
1 January
wednesday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
2 January
thursday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
3 January
friday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
4 January
saturday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
5 January
sunday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
6 January
monday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
7 January
tuesday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
8 January
wednesday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
9 January
thursday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
10 January
friday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
11 January
saturday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
12 January
sunday
     

Feel yourself Russian
19:00 folk show

 
13 January
monday
     

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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