Surely the ballet is a must-see while in Russia - this evening you will be treated to a ballet performance to remember.
The history of Russian choreographic art dates back more than two and a half centuries, although foreign masters played an important role in the establishment and evolution of Russian ballet. The second half of the 19th century was the time of the Russian musical genius, Tchaikovsky, and his co-creator, choreographer Marius Petipa. Together they made such masterpieces as Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. St Petersburg’s school of ballet still creates world famous stars. The city is regarded as a ballet Mecca and, as in the past, every evening the curtain goes up and dancers tell timeless romantic stories through their mysterious and intricate body language. This evening of ballet is an opportunity to experience an exciting performance at one of the leading centres of art. Dancers from one of the St Petersburg companies are invited to perform on stage for your special enjoyment.
DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2017 SCANDINAVIA & BALTIC CRUISE HOLIDAYS
Is this tour right for you?
IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Although subject to change, the venue is likely to be the St Petersburg Music Hall Theatre located in the picturesque Alexander Park – in which case the performance will be Swan Lake, Giselle or Sleeping Beauty (depending on their current programme). The alternative theatre would be the Officers Assembly Theatre, located close to the Nevsky Prospekt, and the performance here would be Swan Lake. Please note that this tour will not visit the Mariinsky Theatre (home of the Kirov). Both theatres are inaccessible to wheelchairs and there are approximately 40 to 70 steps to negotiate – to enter the theatre and up to your seats. Photography is not permitted in the theatre. It should be noted that your seats may not be reserved in a large block; rather in small groups together. Smart casual wear is the recommended attire (jackets for gentlemen). A glass of Russian champagne or mineral water will be served to Fred. Olsen guests in the foyer during the interval.
SYMBOLS: Limited capacity, Refreshments, toilets, steps & moderate walking