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Baryshnikov would have been stunned

Swan Lake at the Aurora Theater is just plain average — average venue, average lighting, average... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
davidpU8059RC
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Austin, Texas
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Swan Lake Ballet at Aurora Ballet Hall

The performance itself was superb. The dancers were elegant and completely in synch to depict... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
RuvAlwis
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 Sep 2018
“Baryshnikov would have been stunned”
2 May 2018
“Swan Lake Ballet at Aurora Ballet Hall”
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Swan Lake at the Aurora Theater is just plain average — average venue, average lighting, average orchestra (talking to each other when not performing), average ballerina & ballerino (talking to each other when not performing). Save your rubbles for something else.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davidpU8059RC
Reviewed 10 July 2018

during our 3 day stay we had the chance to see the Ballet. They showed Swan Lake at the time. The Ballet hall seemed a bit dated and missed our expectation. It looked more like a big cinema with a stage. The performance was very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cruiser_D_R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

On a recent cruise to the Baltic we decided to book the St. Petersburg Ballet through Cruising Excursions.com. Unfortunately we were very disappointed after looking forward to this prestigious occasion especially in Russia, the reason being the location. Our expectation was for it to be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RSCM
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve never been to a ballet performance where the musicians and conductor are at the same level as the public therefore they’re blocking the performers. The theater is worthy of a high school performance but not a supposedly professional company. We paid a very high...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 40fannym
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

It reminded me of my children’s ballet performance in kindergarten Theatre is dirty and discussing The price is absurd Do yourself a favor spend more time in the Hermitage

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Raul M
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The Ballet show was very nice, But the Theater was a Dissapointment,,, The Theater is Located Inside the A Huge hotel and I do not Know why they use the word Palace???? Total false Assumption,,Not to Mention that the Ticket cost 180.00 USA Dollars each,,,,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nick and Stella D
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The performance itself was superb. The dancers were elegant and completely in synch to depict story. Facial expressions to emote highs and lows of the tale. The hall itself was less optimal than expected from what is expected of this great city. When looking up...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RuvAlwis
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this hall for Swan lake show on last week of March during St petersburg trip. It was really amazing experience. From reception to end of show it was well organised. Staff were very cooperative specially lady who gave tickets. Show was fantastic and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank VikashTripurari
Reviewed 27 October 2017

On a visit to St Petersburgh we were lucky to be able to book to see Swan Lake. The theatre was a little tired and worn. Very disorganised long ques for cloakroom Long ques for toilets as there were only 4 female toilets for the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Holidaylover2007
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I booked this visit to Swan Lake through our cruise ship excursions. Even though I tried to find out more about it through our excursion manager I was unable to do so. (First thing wrong) The theatre was tired and depressing, The orchestra was on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Wendy S
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