The beautiful building of a present Mariinsky Theatre was created by Alberto Kavos in classical style, it’s marvelous green facade perfectly completes the assembly of the city. Inside the Theatre you’ll be amazed with the expansive spacious hall which is decorated with blue velvet, a lot of gilding and a wonderful bronze ceiling lamp of more than 200 lights. Under the orchestra pit constructers put a heavy ply of broken crystal that provides a special so-called “silver sound”. Talking about acoustics the best place to listen the opera will be the seats in the 3rd circle, but to see the ballet better choose dress circle.
Being the cradle of Russian classical ballet and world famous opera The Mariinsky Theatre has a very wide repertoire. Among the most popular operas there are: Aida, Boris Godunov, Eugenie Onegin, Carmen, La traviata, Life for the Tsar, Iolanta, Tosca, War and Peace, The Snow Maiden, Ruslan and Lyudmila, Sadko, and more. And ballets: Swan Lake, Cinderella, Anna Karenina, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The jewel, Nutcracker, Sylvia, Raymonda, Spartacus, and more including modern ballet.