The Mariinsky Theater is probably better known as the Kirov Theater, as which it was known in the Soviet era and which it still tours as in the West. The Mariinsky Theater building dates back to 1859, when an earlier theater was remodeled and got its name. The bass Fyodor Chaliapin sang on the theater's stage and its most prominent dancers included Vaclav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, and Rudolf Nureev.
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For more information on the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, please go to http://www.saint-petersburg.com/virtual-tour/mariinsky-theater.asp
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