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State Theatre and Opera House

Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Wiesbaden
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
Description: One of the city's primary performance centers, the State Theatre hosts opera, ballet, concerts and more.
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Harker Heights, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
53 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are into opera, stage plays, or any other staged presentations, then this is the place for you. The old-world charm oozes from every corner from the foyer to the stage. It's great.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I attended the theatre for a piano recital and was pleased to find the acoustic was excellent. The interior of the theatre is well worn but still very attractive and there's a pleasingly intimate atmosphere. I would imagine going to see an opera in these surroundings would be a great experience.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I do not like modern ballet, but the dancers here were very good and obviously modern dance is popular. The theatre is excellent

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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The theater is very nice in its style - lots of crystal, gold, etc. but elegant and cozy. we saw a number of performances there and staging was not to our liking - modern 'reading' of classical operas.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My daughter's school class attended a production (I got to go along) of Peter's World Tour (It was in German, I think that is an ok translation) and it was the first time I had been inside this gorgeous building. The outside is a landmark in Wiesbaden, along side the casino and across the street from the markt platz. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Beautiful building masterfully kept up and maintained, within viewing distance to the Kurhaus and just a pleasure to look at. Ideally, try to purchase a ticket for a performance for the big hall (das Große Haus) which will allow you to take a look at the very rich interior. Nicely nestled in a wide park area, so enjoy a stroll... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Give yourself a shot of culture and brag about it...(even of you find it actually boring). A sitcom is more entertaining, I know, I know, but still this is an experience.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I attended a "Tosca" at this very elegant opera house and was delighted by the performance and dazzled by the beauty of the facilities. Wiesbaden was spared the damage of other Geman cities during WWII and retains its elegant ambiance everywhere we went. The chandelier is a veritable work of art. The restaurant was very good and elegant, but pricey.

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eurpean in France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

From my quick glance, here is my impression: really worthwhile to visit. The inside is royal, like in Vienna. Apart from the main auditorium, there are smaller halls with interesting peformances. Afterwards, you can take a walk in the Wilhelmstrasse, the closeby park "Warmen Damm" or visit the Casino.

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mount airy, georgia, usa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2006

The stage was among the most realistic I've ever witnessed. The cast was among the most talented, the orchestra was incredible. The opera house is among the most beautiful I've ever visited. I look forward to going back in the near future. What a magical experience, especially the Christmas tree on the lower floor! It topped off a wonderful evening,... More

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