Welcome to Samara! The hospitable city is situated in the centre of the endless plain, on the high bank of the Volga River facing the majestic Zhighuly Mountains.
Guests can reach the Samara Region easily and with comfort from more or less anywhere in the world. Such international airlines as Lufthansa, Czech Airlines and Aeroflot offer regular flight from European cities to Samara. Each day there are more than 10 flights that connect Samara and Moscow.
The Samara Region offers accommodation options for every taste and budget. Enthusiasts of world famous international hotel brands can stay at the Renaissance Samara (a Marriott brand) or Holiday Inn Hotel (InterContinental Group). Authentic local hotels meet European standards as well. Vacation homes along the Volga outside of the city are another accommodation alternative that allows tourists to enjoy the comfort typical of hotels combined with active sports, fishing, outdoor activities and picturesque views.
Location: 1, Kujbishev Square, Samara
Tel. 8 (846) 332-25-09, 332-30-51
The Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is one of the oldest opera houses in Russia. The first season started in 1931 by M. Musorgskij “Boris Godunov”. Since then the world opera and ballet classics – the golden fund of the musical art - forms the repertoire basis.
A special page in Samara history is connected with the Bolshoi Theatre, its opera troupe was on Kujbishev stage during the Second World War (October 1941 – September 1943). The important date in the world music culture is March, 5, 1942 when the Seventh (“Lenigradskaja”) symphony by D. Shostakovich was first played by the GABT orchestra.
The ballet troupe is mostly connected with the classical traditions of Saint-Petersburg, which is famous for the Vaganova ballet school.
The traditional music festivals the ballet one “In Alla Shelest honor” and the opera one “Samara Spring” continued the creative connections with the capital theatres.