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Grand Theatre de Geneve

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Address: 11, boulevard du Theatre, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 322 50 50
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Grand facade

I have been fortunate enough to attend operas here. When the diplomatic community is invited, a band is positioned outside. They play as guests walk up the steps. It is a pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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839 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have been fortunate enough to attend operas here. When the diplomatic community is invited, a band is positioned outside. They play as guests walk up the steps. It is a pretty cool experience. The building facing the park with the Reformation Wall has a grand facade. The interiors outside of the theater proper are grand too with heavily decorated... More 

Thank Coellum
Istanbul, Turkey
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

it's a very nice, old theater but the seats are so uncomfortable. I've learned that it will be renovated very soon -next season maybe. I've watched the Fidelio, and realized that I missed classical opera productions so much. It had a very good staging, showing all the facilities and abilities of the stage. I hope it will acquire better facilities... More 

Thank DenizGIstanbul
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The theatre is across the road from Bastions Park, and looks beautiful from the outside. Tickets are expensive and hard to get too so plan early!

Thank Tom L
Sorocaba, SP
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68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A classical theatre, if you are there, do not miss seeing. But the prices are high, consistent with the cost of living in Geneva.

Thank Cesar C
Lyons-la-Foret, France
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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?!

Thank claude v
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Matarilesol
Geneva, Switzerland
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208 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 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.

2 Thank GLS-ALS
Geneva, Switzerland
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39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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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 

4 Thank Gleb7
Geneva, Switzerland
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79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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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