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Opernhaus

Augustusplatz 12, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
0341 1261 261
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Ranked #20 of 70 attractions in Leipzig
Type: Operas
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Andrésy, France
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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Berlin, Germany
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23 reviews 23 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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Budapest, Hungary
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121 reviews 121 reviews
63 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

A trip to Leipzig would hardly be complete without seeing a performance in this totally spectacular fairy tale theatre. Highly recommended.

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Bern, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We came to Leipzig for Music and Opera and where not disappointed the performance was of a very high standard

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Many performances are in German, but there are frequent traveling shows as well (ie, West Side story) in English. The seating and acoustics are terrific. Can be a bit pricey, but recommended.

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