Show in the Anichkov Palace|
The Anichkov Palace, Concert Hall "Carnival"
Nevsky Prospect, 39
The Anichkov Palace is an architectural monument, a complex
in the center of Saint Petersburg. Originally it was a country
estate located in the former Preobrazhensky regiment yard. The
Anichkov Palace was built in 1741-1750. (Architects M.Zemtsov
and G.Dmitriev; completed in 1754, architect B.Rastrelli) in
Beautiful main facade looked at the Fontanka River which was
connected with the palace by means of a canal. In 1778-79 the
architect I.Starov reconstructed the palace in Classicism style.
In 1817-19 the architect C.Rossi erected two pavilions in the
garden and put up metal railing.
first owner of the Anichkov Palace was Empress Elizabeth's favorite
Count A.Razumovsky. In the 1770s Empress Catherine II gave it
as a present to Duke G.Potiomkin. In the end of XVIIIth century
the palace was taken over by the Treasury, in the early XIXth
century it was accommodated His Majesty's, the Emperor's Cabinet
(state institution that ran Emperor's property). In the middle
of the 1860s Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich (the future
Emperor Alexander III) became the owner of the palace. In 1881-94
the Anichkov Palace was the residence of the Emperor Alexander
III, who didn't like Winter palace, to be owned later by his
widow Empress Maria Fiodorovna. From 1918 up to 1935 the palace
housed the Museum of the City (the predecessor of the Leningrad
history Museum). In 1936-37 the palace was reconstructed to
house the Palace of Young Pioneers (architects A.Gegello and
Now in the complex of old buildings there is a Concert Hall
Professional folklore groups well-known in many countries of
the world give performances in a Concert Hall "Carnival".
The number of people performing at the stage of a Concert Hall
"Carnival" is about 70-100 members including dancers,
singers and musicians. By means of music, dancing and singing
they will introduce you to treasure of national Russian art
and Russian cultural traditions. You will hear popular folk
songs: "Katiusha", "Kalinka" and many others.
The dancing group will whirl you in the circle of Russian folk
dances. You will dip into unforgettable and mysterious atmosphere
of Russian holiday!
Each program consists of two parts 45 minutes long. During 15-minute
break guests will be suggested lunch with vodka, caviar and