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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, Oslo 0150, Norway (Sentrum)
47 2142 2121
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Ranked #2 of 213 Attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Operas
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Orlando, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

What a totally unique building....and what makes it more special that you can walk on top of it and see fantastic views of the city. Amazing architecture.....a totally fun place to spend an hour or two just looking around and seeing the sights. We were not able to get inside the outside was incredible. I was skeptical about visiting it,... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This facility has taken its experience outside the perfect acoustic hall to being able to delight visitors outside - on top, beside, infront of!! It is a gem to see when it comes into view, and alot of fun to wander around on all the different levels outside and imagine a concert outside! Nice water side cafe - pricey as... More

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maine
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We attended opening night of the opera "Lady Macbeth". It was a controversial, shocking performance which we're still awed by, and while the music (and the spectacle) might not be for everyone, what I can say is that the venue was spectacular. The opera was sung in Russian, the audience was mostly Norwegian, but the lyrics were fed into little... More

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Jerusalem
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It's an amazing building, we walked up and down the slopes in the morning and again late in the evening, and it was an experience from another world. If you are an opera, ballet and music lover, count your belssings if you can get a ticket. You are bound to have a most memorable experience, with first class artists, and... More

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L'escala, Spain
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Opera House was opened as recently as 2008 so is a very modern structure. Part of its remit was to bring opera to the people rather than it being purely for an elite minority. The building itself is beautiful - built to resemble an iceberg slipping into the fjord. It is possible to walk all over the outside -... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We attended a performance of Madama Butterfly in August 2014. Hui He as Butterfly was the savior of the production with her powerfully seductive voice had every shade and nuance you would want in Puccini's music. That said, we found the production to be questionable on many levels. There was added music that was not recognized as Puccini's or at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is one reason why you should travel to Oslo. Architecture is one of kind, haven't seen any where else this kind of opera house where you can walk to the roof. Top of the roof you can see a beautiful view over Oslo and all the way to holmenkollen.

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Alghero, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

we went there on a clear afternoon, the weather helped a lot in enjoying the nice view from the top (yes, you can literally walk all the way up to the rooftop!). you can have a look inside as well, the sun shines through the huge windows.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What an incredible piece of architecture this is... The fact that u can literally walk all over it including the roof is amazing and the result... The view of a lifetime! Beautiful in everyway...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a building this is, stunning is not the word for it. unfortunately we never managed to get a tour inside however I suspect it would be well worth it. Th views from the top are indescribable especially on a crystal, clear day. It's an architectural dream. Perfect for photo opportunities inside and out. Definitely worth a visit.

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