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Opera Bastille - Opera National de Paris

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Address: 120, Rue de Lyon - Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 58 05 49 42
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Description: This sleek auditorium, opened in 1989, is the site of ballet and opera...
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The new Opera of Paris!

If you are in Paris, check the agenda of its Opera Houses! The "Opéra Bastille" is the new one, inaugurated in 1989 and a project of Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott. Its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you are in Paris, check the agenda of its Opera Houses! The "Opéra Bastille" is the new one, inaugurated in 1989 and a project of Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott. Its modern glass transparent façades will immediately catch your attention at Paris' historical Place de la Bastille. This modern theater seats comfortably almost 3.000 guests. Acoustics are perfect! Last Summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My last visit here was for the performance of soprano Zhang Liping, the Canadian-Chinese mistress that commanded a brilliant performance of Madame Butterfly. .the building itself is modern to the max with glass facades looking particularly attractive when illuminated for evening performances. If its ballet you hanker for, head for Opera Garnier, cause this joint does the big operas and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a chance to see the performance of the Nutcracker here in December. The performance was wonderful. The building is modern and doesn't have history like the opera Garnier. But the acoustics are great. We had no problems in getting a taxi back to our hotel after the show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

despite spending a lot of time in Paris and going to many opera houses in Europe I was really put off by the exterior. What a revelation inside the auditorium modern and gorgeous. The opera itself was also of the highest quality. Not ornate like the Garnier but really worth visiting and I suggest actually seeing a performance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We decided to go on the last evening of 2014 at Paris Opera show with the ballet Casse-Noisette (Nutcracker) Rudolf Noureev. Ticket order, payment, printing was done easy & convenient by Internet. The new opera house is just above Bastille Metro station and it is easy to get there from any part of the city. The show was a real... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to la boheme on 30th December. Great production. Acoustics are best I've heard in a long time but this is not a pretty building. It's depressing to have these amazing performances in such an ugly venue but you forget about it whilst immersed in the music it's only when the lights come on though you are faced with... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lovely experience, thoroughly enjoyed the show and the building but if you sit at the back expect a lot of stairs, we got to our chairs out of breath!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The venue is above the Bastille metro stop so is very easy to get to. The view and acoustics for seats outside the premium tier is generally good to fine. Which means for around 15 to 30 euros you can get ballet or opera tickets for a world class performance. We saw the Nutcracker ballet and thoroughly enjoyed it even... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Opened in 1989 after many years of political wrangling, Bastille is the largest theatre (footprint) in the world. Technology sits appositly with modernist architecture. Well worth a visit if you are and opera or ballet fan even an architecture buff.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Place de la Bastille deserved something special. It got one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen. However good opera they play, it will still be a disgusting scar on Paris' face. Just don't go there. If you like opera, book tickets to Palais Garnier, you'll get more enjoyable evening with the feeling of history making the evening feel... More 

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