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Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Address: Largo Respighi, 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39-051-529958
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Ranked #28 of 86 Activities in Bologna
Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts

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York, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful opera house where you are kept waiting outside and when the doors open tickets are checked by one person! Hopefully, the night I visited there was a reason for such chaos and understaffing. The auditorium itself is magnificent and the interval catering was very good!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very nice antique theatre with well-preserved wooden understage machinery. You have to make an appointment to visit it, but that is possible through http://www.perspectiv-online.org/ Very nice people and, if you’re a theatre lover, worth the trip

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Bologna, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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