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Royal Opera House

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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7304 4000
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Description: Built in 1732, this well-known theater is the home to the Royal Ballet and...
Built in 1732, this well-known theater is the home to the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera, which regularly features world famous stars and performances throughout the year.
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Grand Opera at its Best

After arriving in London from Australia and an afternoon siesta, I made my way to the Royal Opera House to a much anticipated performance of Don Giovanni with Christopher Maltmann... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After arriving in London from Australia and an afternoon siesta, I made my way to the Royal Opera House to a much anticipated performance of Don Giovanni with Christopher Maltmann in the title role. The building is grand in the grandest traditions of European opera houses although its baroque interior is a little understated compared with some European opera houses.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have just seen La Traviata. It is stupendous and well worth attending. We have also been to see various Ballet performances there. If you want to see the best ballet in the world and the best Opera, this is the place to see it. The auditorium was cool on one of the hottest days in London and I cannot... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First time to the ROH. Stunning surroundings. We were in the stalls and the view was awesome. Missed out on the restaurant as these get booked up well in advance so best to make a reservation in time.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very very famous opera house with outstanding performances. Well located, easy to find and do not miss to have a drink or even order food for the intermission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place, great experience. PleAse arrive earlier to enjoy pre performance drinks and experience unforgettable ambience!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A truly stunning piece of architecture that is a cannot miss when visiting London. Even if you're not a fan of opera or never seen an opera, it is the perfect place to cut your teeth on. The stunning interiors, the glass enclosure where people can dine or get a drink before the production and the theatre itself are stunning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I can see that The ROH's production of Don Giovanni would not be to everyone's taste but I was amazed by it. The set is a revolving open Esher like house with stairs coming and going. There are luminous paitned designs that occasionally light up and there are wonderful projections of writing, roses, blood, ink spots etc. There are spooky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

this building was renovated to its full spendor years ago and is constantly being updates and upgraded both from the outside and internally it is a beautiful building both during the day and in the evening if you manage to see a show it is even more impresive

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great evening performance of Don Giovani. As usual singing first class, but the imaginative set utilising a lot of smart projecting was a real high. As normal drinks are off the scale expensive, but to be expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I can't recommend this back stage tour more highly than to say JUST DO IT The tour is very well organised and one is taken around the opera house by a guide who knows everything there is to know! The tour takes around 1 hour and 15 mins. For senior citizens the price is £11, not sure of the normal... More 

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Address: Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7304 4000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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