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Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England (Covent Garden)
44 20 7304 4000
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Ranked #10 of 1,084 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Ballets
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I attended a great, impressive and emotional perforance of La Bohème at ROH. Beautiful moment! The atmosphere is nice and they event sell icecreams.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Other reviews say it all about the amazing building, splendid staff etc. There are cheaper seats that often go quickly, but some are returns on the day. There's actually less snobbery than many ordinary venues (eg, people bring in their own sandwiches and eat them in the foyer etc). Programmes have lots of useful info and interesting articles.

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Worcester UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's a must see venue in many ways. The building is impressive although as an old opera house there are many seats where you can't see the stage very well. They are riding high at the moment musically. The orchestra is astounding and the conducting is usually of the highest calibre. You get to see the biggest stars. But....... the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had always wanted to see a performance at the ROH, and I managed to get tickets for the opening night of La Boheme. The tickets were expensive (orchestra seating) but worth the price. The bar area was exceptional and the champagne was not bad either!. The venue- just amazing on the inside- it was very much like being transported... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I visited the ROH for the first time in January to see the wonderfully romantic Giselle in all its glory. The ROH is a grand venue: it is well organised; the staff are very happy and helpful; the facilities are modern and well-kept; and the auditorium is a beautiful space, where it seems the sounds of the orchestra is just... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

At least i can say i was there. very beautiful ornate building its one of those places while in london you should do

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My first visit to ROH in fifty years, as we had been offered reduced-price seats. The staff are very helpful, the restaurants, cafes and ancillary offices are all very modern, but once through the velvet curtains we were back in the nineteenth century, albeit obviously very well maintained. Still, we were there for the action, and it was to be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful opera sung to perfection. The main aria had the whole audience in tears. The critics said the sets were too traditional - I thought they were stunning. The bar area is stunning too for a drink during the interval. Lovely, lovely evening.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I saw the royal ballet perform and it was magical. I was traveling by myself in London, and this was the only experience I wish I could have shared with someone on that trip. The whole experience was fantastic. I started out having a glass of Ruinart in the Champagne hall and had the best seat in the house( I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy opera there is no better place to listen to the best singers in the world than the ROH, and that includes the orchestra and conductors. However, the staging of recent productions has been met by boos and rightly so. The costumes of the recent staging on Manon Lescaut looked like Oxfam rejects, and the scenery was appalling,... More

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