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Address: Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Description: One of the city's primary performance centers, the State Theatre hosts...
One of the city's primary performance centers, the State Theatre hosts opera, ballet, concerts and more.
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Worth the money to take in a ballet, play or opera

I have been inside many European opera houses and this one is the most ornate that I have ever seen on the inside. Imagine being inside a Faberge egg. Still outside the front of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been inside many European opera houses and this one is the most ornate that I have ever seen on the inside. Imagine being inside a Faberge egg. Still outside the front of the theater is very plain as it was damaged during WWII but the back and side of the theater is reminiscent of the glory days before... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

great places, both especially at the moment with the May festival besides eh Rheingau festival, art and culture is a must in Wiesbaden. Both places beautiful historic places

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Stockholm, Sweden
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130 reviews 130 reviews
8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We came here to see a performance of Lohengrin. The performance was okay, but the opera house is very impressive. I like the details of the building, very beautiful.

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Ballina, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went to see a performance of Candide in the Opera house, and it was such a lovely evening . The staging and the production were excellent. The opera house itself was so pretty and felt like we stepped back in time. A great experience that I would recommend to anyone.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If in Wiesbaden you MUST make sure you take time to visit the State Theatre and Opera House. Last month we enjoyed a performance of La Boheme and previously had been to the ballet there. The opera house is a magnificent building and the bar area at interval time is truly amazing.

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Harker Heights, Texas
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153 reviews 153 reviews
61 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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France
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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somewhere
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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