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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, Oslo 0150, Norway
47 2142 2121
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Ranked #1 of 200 Attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters, Cultural
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Bonn, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Saw a ballet on the night of the 24th, I purchased my decent seats for an excellent 11Euro. The ballet was spectacular and the atmosphere was incredible. Beware the drinks station! Super expensive!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Just walking on the roof top of the opera house offers you great view of the city. There is a lot of photo opportunities on the roof top. Inside of the opera house is also nice. I am so relieved their bathroom is open to public and does not charge 10 NOK for entry.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I visited here with my 11 year old son on a beautiful summer morning. It is a stunning piece of architecture. The ability to walk up the slope on to the roof and have wonderful views of the water in one direction and the city in the other. It was a lot of fun for us both.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent visit, the best part was outdoors; the Opera House has a fully walk-able roof, offering splendid views across Central Oslo.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth going up the roof for a nice view of the city. This building is very close to Central Station and you can easily walk between the two. Of course, if you have the time (and the money) it would be worth taking a look at the program of concerts and operas as well. Even on a rainy day,... More

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Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Impressive building next to the fiord. No words to describe it. I strongly recommend to visit it: you cannot go to Oslo and don't go to visit them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I did not get to see this building from far off. My friend and I walked from City Central to the Opera house. It was short 5 minute walk. The building is beautifully designed with marble stones in all types of angles. You can walk all around and all over the building. It does give you nice views of the... More

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Nutley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We didn't know anything about the Opera house unitl we saw it from a distance. It took us ages to figure out what the people on the roof were up to! When we reached the building we climbed the roof and were treated to fantastic views of the harbour and the surrounding buildings/construction work! Would love to come back and... More

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I can't say I find Oslo's Opera House very appealing. The "white" italian marble was heavily criticized in the beginning, and it still looks yellowgreyish, old and worn. After witnessing the Sydney Opera House this simply couldn't be compared. I also have to comment on the so-called art sculpture in the water just outside the Opera, it just looks ridiculous... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Like everything is Oslo, it wasn't well advertised so we came upon this magnificent building by accident. I've never seen anything quite like it before, a massive white slope leading up to the roof of the building. I would love to see it on a spring or summers day and not a grey drizzly October one. The interior is also... More

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