The festive season at the Mikhailovsky
The long-awaited festive season is a fantastic time to visit the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Inside the luxurious, cosy, and authentically imperial interiors, you can look forward to sparkling melodies, dizzying ballet pas, enchanting opera voices, splashes of champagne and, of course, St. Petersburg’s most delicious eclairs.
Throughout the last ten days in December and the January holidays, the Mikhailovsky Theatre will delight audiences with the finest productions in its repertoire. Traditionally, this is the time to see Christmas ballet The Nutcracker, a classic example of fairy-tale transformations and miracles, on the Mikhailovsky stage. It will be performed from 26 to 31 December and from 6 to 8 January. On 25 December and 2 January, music lovers will be able to enjoy their favourite Soviet and international pop hits at the epic Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! gala concert. Ahead of the New Year celebrations, opera fans can look forward to an encounter with the witty, energetic Figaro: Gioachino Rossini’s opera Il barbiere di Siviglia will be performed on 28 December.
January’s programme offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy productions as a family or in the company of close friends. The ballets The Little Humpbacked Horse (3 January) and Le Corsaire (4 January) and operas Cinderella and La traviata (5 January) will captivate audiences, immersing them into the world of theatre classics. A wonderful way to start the new year.