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Address: Augustusplatz 12, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
Phone Number: 0341 1261 261
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Ranked #18 of 121 things to do in Leipzig
Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Attended a performance of Don Pascale. Very impressed with the performance and the tickets were more affordable than others I have seen in Europe. The hall itself is functional, but lacks the glitz of other opera house; certainly one can see the DDR's influence there.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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