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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 212 Attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Operas
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The opera amd the sea-like being one With La "Mer"- and With a view like a painting from who? I haven't seen anything but photos from inside-the reason is I like the outside area so much that I haven't had time to og inside.

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Chesterfield
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You don't need to take in an opera to be mesmerised by this fantastic piece of architecture. Our only regret is that we didn't stay in Olso long enough to experience a performance. The outside and inside of the building are open to the public except of course the main part of the theatre only to be viewed if you... More

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Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had tickets booked for a performance with Hui He in the title role and it was magnificient, possibly the best I have seen in a number of major opera houses. The building itself is stunning and the back-stage tour in the morning (available in Norwegian and English) was well worth the money. To see the sheer interior size of... More

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Madame Butterfly in an fabulous opera hall. Restaurant, food, seat and staff all terrific and a lot cheaper than the same evening at Covent garden. Hui He as Butterfly, worth every moment of the standing ovation. Rosaline Uk

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Penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It's quite an experience to walk up the side of a building and on to its roof - another reviewer is correct though and there are warnings about the slippiness of the slope and the hidden steps which could be treacherous if missed. Quite fabulous view once you are there. The interior also has some interesting features.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Went there to see Madama Butterfly. The place is beautiful, well organized, all seats had a little screen to follow the Opera's lyrics, and the accoustic was great. And, believe it or not, the prices were reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited the national opera and the architecture of this building is certainly impressive. The outside is made with marbles but on a slanted angle. Lots of tourist or locals were having picnic outside. We were told to experience this and so we bought some bread, cheese and smoke salmon for our picnic lunch outside the opera house. The views were... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Only visited to see the building - inside and out. Super views from the roof - just take care to watch out for odd small steps as you walk up the roof. A few caught me out! A very interetsing piece of architecture.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Basically you just walk up the roof of the new opera house for free. At sunset it is particularly spectacular.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Opera building is sleek, modern and a fantastic sight to see and even more so to walk around and ON to! The roofarea is free and give nice views all around. The facade on top is also very nice to see and works really nice with the light of the sun. Inside (I didn't visit it for a performance)... More

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