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Grand Theatre de Geneve

11, boulevard du Theatre, Geneva 1211, Switzerland (Hollande)
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Ranked #18 of 53 attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
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  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Lyons-la-Foret, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

grand theater with the most perfect acoustics oozeing with remarkable performers a true date with my dreams. some people have said expensive but what is the price for true beauty?!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I went to watch a russian opera or something of a weird gender... not bad but it was hard to get the whole thing while you hear russian monologues, listen to classical music and try to read the monologue in french. The theater is great though... great acoustic and details. Try to buy in advance. Prices may go from 60CHF... More

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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Close to Parc des Bastions, large theatre with very good acoustic qualities. The Season program is very good with some remarkable performers. The Orchestre de ls Suisse Romande, with many talented musicians provides the music.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are in Geneva mid September it's the beginning of the season and you might find a performance at your taste, opera, concert. Expensiive but good value for money.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Went there to see an opera in April - it was very expensive for what it was (good, but not exceptionally so) - on par or even perhaps more expensive than Paris, Milan and London (depends on the night). The owners have made a lot of effort to improve the venue in terms of repertoire and casting - and it's... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

As usual, the Grand Théâtre fails in its ability to have a consistent high standard. Das Reingold had wonderful scenery, great staging but let itself down with some voices that were just not quite up to standard and some rather out of tune playing in the brass section. Then, when the 6 golden harps appeared on stage at the end... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

You are never disappointed at the Grand Théâtre. The Opera House has an amazing accoustics and usually brings some of the world best performers and pays a lot of attention to scenic arrangements. You can book along your ticket your dinner at their restaurant, but another way is just to sip some champagne in the upper floor gallery which is... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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45 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Really high quality ballets, concerts and operas. Operas are subtitled in French and English. Usually fully booked several weeks in advance, think about buying your tickets online.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Went to see a show and thought I would be sitting through 3 hours of French lyrics trying to guess at the plotline. To my surprise they have a screen above the stage displaying the lyrics being sung in both French and English, an absolutely wonderful idea, I would recommend it for a night out though the tickets are VERY... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We went to a ballet performance in the Gran Theatre, but it was the Gran Ballet Nationale de Chine, not a local company. The theater itself is not overpoweringly large, and most sightlines appear to be decent. The music was not live, so we can't really assess the acoustics for a normal performance.

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