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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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This masterpiece combines characters you care about with powerful melodies you’ll recognise right away. It makes for one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This masterpiece combines characters you care about with powerful melodies you’ll recognise right away. It makes for one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time.Do not miss Verdi's opera La Traviata Royal Opera House.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited back in Nov 2009 as a student of QMUL, This Opera House ought to be one of the most ornate, historical, and jubilant Opera Houses in the world. Unlike the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Opera House locates near by Covent Garden and was a crown-jewel to the audience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We have a talented acquaintance who performs at ROH, and thanks to her kindness in letting us have tickets we were able to enjoy the experience that is La Traviata. The excellence of the performance, the surroundings and the atmosphere contributed to a wonderful experience. I have been to ROH previously, but many years ago, and that visit included "access... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I took my wife to the Royal Opera House to see an evening performance of Swan Lake and I managed to get great tickets close to the stage. However I did have to plan well in advance to get tickets as they are released in stages dependant upon membership of the Royal Opera House. For us this was a truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Martin presented an informative, fascinating tour giving wonderful insight into the workings of ROH.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have visited the ROH for the ballet (The Nutcracker) in the past, and it is still the best ballet I have seen to date. On my most recent visit to London I did the Guided Backstage Tour, which was very insightful. Our guide (I think it was David) took us inside the auditorium as well as backstage where we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A friend and I had a backstage tour at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and it was excellent. 1 ½ hours well spent during our day out in London. We had booked and I would advise this, although you may be lucky if you happened to chance by one day. Martin our guide made the tour very interesting and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nutcracker...... Amazing the first time I have seen it. Tickets can be costly if you would like a good seat but well worth it. Would certainly like to go back for the auditorium alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am a regular at the Royal Opera House, but have also visited the opera in New York, Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Sydney and many many others, but the ROH is always a fantastic experience. Music wonderful, excellent singers and the bars and restaurant make it an excellent evening. Its expensive in the best seats, but a wonderful experience . I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Recently attended and saw La Traviata. The talent is wonderful. Great voices, great acting. The orchestra was brilliant. The venue is amazingly beautiful. There isn't a bad seat in the house. If you have a chance to attend, it's a must.

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Staying in 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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