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Teatro Comunale di Bologna

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Address: Largo Respighi, 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39-051-529958
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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Bologna, Italy
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

It is a wonderful opera (and concert) house but years of mismanagements have had a great negative impact. A second row theater in the italian arena it is now trying to improve its rank. The outcome is uncertain: dramatic financial problems loom over the theater leaving little hope for the future.

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York, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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2 Thank Bish666
Antwerp, Belgium
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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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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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 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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Australia
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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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