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Opernhaus

Augustusplatz 12, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
0341 1261 261
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Ranked #16 of 74 attractions in Leipzig
Type: Operas
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Stockholm, Sweden
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96 reviews 96 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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Leipzig, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The large Leipzig opera house provides excellent, spacious seating that affords good views and good listening from anywhere in the theater. Lyrics are posted on a large screen above the stage to make it easier to understand what is being sung. The posting is in German. The orchestra provided a skilled accompaniment to Parsifal which I witnessed there.

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Northern Ireland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

If you are lucky enough to be able to get tickets for one of the two "Loge" - i.e. Boxes at the Opera. You have your own private entrance - even a lift. At the top is a sitting room with cloakroom and two lavatories. The is a door to a boardroom - at least on the left (Links) side... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The opera house in Leipzig is a total gem. Really stalinistic but with taste and not cheap. Luckily they left out the labourer frescoes you often have to endure in other buildings of this kind. The building is very well preserved or restored. The furniture seems to be still all original. The orchestra has always been famoius (with good reason).... More

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