Our advantages
Located in the very center of St. Petersburg, opposite Palace Square
Panoramic restaurant serving European cuisine with a Russian accent
Tea ceremony with a view of the Hermitage
Breakfast buffet with a wide range of dishes
Underground parking on site
24-hour room service
Wellness Center

Mikhailovsky Theatre

Mikhailovsky Theatre
The Mikhailovsky Theatre– one of the oldest musical theaters in St. Petersburg, was opened to the public in 1833. At various times, French and German troupes performed on its stage, in the post-revolutionary period only an opera troupe worked here, since 1933 a ballet troupe was formed, the founder of which was the outstanding choreographer Fyodor Lopukhov. The repertoire of the theater was formed on the basis of the greatest works of opera classics, operettas were also traditionally staged, but a characteristic feature of the theater was the interest in modern music of the twentieth century, which persisted throughout the following decades. This theater traditionally opened new works to the audience: the world premieres of the operas "The Nose" and "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" by Dmitry Shostakovich, "War and Peace" by Sergei Prokofiev took place here, in 1935, the outstanding director of the XX century Vsevolod Meyerhold presented Tchaikovsky's opera "The Queen of Spades" in the original reading, which became authentic an event in the history of the world theater. Innovative ballets were created here, memorable to the audience of several generations and became a legend: Dmitry Shostakovich's "Bright Stream", Boris Tishchenko's "Yaroslavna" (directed by Yuri Lyubimov), Sergei Prokofiev's "Tsar Boris" and a number of others.

In recent years, the theater has become one of the leading art groups in Russia. The creative leaders of the theater are widely known and recognized. The ballet company is headed by the famous Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato, and Alexander Solovyov has clearly declared himself as the musical director and chief conductor of the theater. A close-knit creative team has formed in the theater; each premiere becomes an event, the theater is loved by the residents of St. Petersburg, and guests of the city strive to include its visit in their cultural program.

The Mikhailovsky Theatre continues its cooperation with the State Hermitage Museum: a joint project of one of the largest museums in the world and one of the country's leading musical theaters combines their capabilities and makes a significant contribution to the popularization of cultural and historical heritage and musical art.

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