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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...
This sleek auditorium, opened in 1989, is the site of ballet and opera performances.
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We saw Adriana Lecouvreur at the Opera Bastille. The show was wonderful. The theater is clean and bright and easy to navigate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We saw Adriana Lecouvreur at the Opera Bastille. The show was wonderful. The theater is clean and bright and easy to navigate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have waited many years to attend the Bastille Opera and the first night of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvrer was as good as any to do it. This is a great traditional period production, well acted and sung and the orchestra on this evenings show was was good as the Royal Opera in London, where I previously saw this production. What... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The building itself is an architectural masterpiece. However if you are not the first time here, you will remark some problems. The seats are small, and very close to each other. There is always a long line at the toilets, not only at the ladies one! But the performances are really great. This time we had two opera performances, Mozart:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We heard a Beethoven concert and were enthralled. The concert hall is acoustically great and architecturally fascinating in a Barbicany way. Loads of small restaurants just to the north as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Opera Bastille is the much younger and far more plain sister to the Palais Garnier. It may lack opulent beauty, but it makes up for that with good acoustics. The house is comfortable with good line of sight in most areas. But the music!!. If you like opera and you are in Paris do not miss the Opera National... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I attended a french opera there. I was inteding to attend in Palais Garnier which is wonderful but there were no tickets available. Good thing about it is that there are french and english lyrics. There are reduced prices for younger than 28 yrs. Make sure to book in advance online because tickets sell up fast. I would recommend Palais... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The title says it all. The Opera Garnier is much better, and so are many opera houses in other countries.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

First experience of a 'live' opera in Paris was magical. A modern opera house with comfortable surroundings and trendy furnishings. A small selection of food/drink which was extremely pricy which was expected. Lots of highs, very comfortable seating and relaxing. Only small comments, queues for ladies very long! And We found people to be a little scruffy in their dress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visit to see the Magic Flute. My wife is an opera fan and this was the best experience she has had so far. The performance was fantastic and the acoustics as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

During my stay in Paris for Marathon de Paris, I have attend the production of Rusalka. It was an amazing opera production to watch.

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Address: Address: 120, Rue de Lyon - Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 58 05 49 42
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf

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Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighborhood.
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