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Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Largo Respighi, 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy (San Vitale)
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Ranked #50 of 127 attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Operas
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Bologna, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Been here twice so far, once for "Tosca," a traditional treatment, and again for "MacBeth," which was a modern American production. Both were great. Sound and lighting are very good. Viewing is pretty good from seats on the floor. Theater itself is lovely and old and very classic. Balcony seats are rumored to have poor sight lines, although they are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I attended the Doppia Notte on June 25th. A fabulous work of art, combining dance and music of the finest level. The choreography was so intense. The theatre itself is a masterwork of architecture, just celebrated their 250th birthday with a remarkable production of Gluck's Il Trionfo di Clelia. After the performance, outside, on Piazza Verdi, a drink, a panini,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We attended the ballet here. It is situated in the university sector of town, which isn't the most scenic of areas but safe. We arrived early and went to the local 'pub' beforehand. Unfortunately, the ballet was a modern interpretation which wasn't to our liking but the atmosphere was fantastic. It was a beautiful teatro with enormous history and prestige.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

On the day after our arrival from the US we went to the opera having reserved tickets beforehand. We saw Wagner's The Flying Dutchman in an opera house that dates back to the 18th century and is simply beautiful to look at. The combination of great voices and a glorious production of a romantic opera made for a memorable evening.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

One of the great opera houses of Italy. Many of the side boxes have restricted views but the qccoustics are great.

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Rome, Italy
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

The programme of the Teatro Comunale is very good,I saw a lovely performance of L'Italiana in Algeri by Rossini very well conducted by Paolo Olmi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We saw a very modern opera 'Jacob Lenz ' surrounded by the baroque decoration of this beautiful theatre. We were in a box on the fourth floor off to one side which made it a bit difficult to see the stage without twisting the neck and back. I'd recommend a box towards the back of the theatre with a more... More

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Bologna, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

This theatre is like a fairy tale inside. The little private stalls make you feel like you've travelled back 200 years. A beautiful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

A lovely opera building in Belle Epoque style. Get seats in one of the boxes so that you can see the whole theatre and enjoy an unrivalled people watching experience. The opera is also one of the top ones in Italy so the quality of the music is good.

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