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Augustusplatz 12, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
0341 1261 261
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Ranked #15 of 76 Attractions in Leipzig
Type: Operas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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