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Augustusplatz 12, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
0341 1261 261
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Ranked #14 of 75 Attractions in Leipzig
Type: Operas, Performances
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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were at 'Ein Liebestraum', modern ballet combined with classical singers and the magisterial operaorchestra. Zauberhaft, enchanting! The building itself is impressive as well, huge, delicate wooden walls, warm red carpets, just marvelous, splendid.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I couldn't believe it when I sat down (I'm a long legged 6'3" male) and there was around 6" space between my knees and the seat in front of me! The acoustics are excellent. There wasn't a full opera on while we were there. Instead there was a full day of events (promoting opera, I think), culminating in a free... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went to see the opera ELEKTRA by Strauss in this young timer of opera houses in Europe. Very good acoustics & view of stage. Imposing building with lots of polished wood inside.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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103 reviews 103 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I saw Richard Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten in June 2014. It was one of the best opera performances I have ever seen. Bravo!

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Leipzig, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Once being in the city you have to visit a performance happening in the opera. The building itself is well maintained and the prices are very reasonable. It is located in the center of the city, parking places etc are available.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

1920's style, spacious. Musically outstanding (the GWH orchestra & semi resident company). Can be booked online, then scan your eticket. Clear sightlines & beautiful sound.

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Andrésy, France
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The initial purpose of my trip to Leipzig was to attend a performance of Wagner's "Das Liebesverbot" a very rarely performed opera from Wagner's youth. I took advantage to attend another rarity - Engelbert Humperdinck's "Dornröschen" (Sleeping Beauty). The superb Gewandhaus Orchestra provides the accompaniment. Excellent visibility, comfortable seating. Reasonable ticket prices.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The building itself is nice but nothing special. There are always nice performances to see. Often there is a day with free entry that is a really good idea.

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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Great opera house. The architecture is very typical the post WW2 era. Well maintained. It's not a large opera house, but it has good acoustics and an amazing, very versatile set. Both performances I went to see had amazing decors. Truly a good experience. Excellent website to order tickets ahead of time. One major false note: during the breaks, the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The three opera productions we attended were excellent. We enjoyed the opera house and the people who enthusiastically attended the productions. A great asset to the city of Leipzig!

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