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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Address: Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, Oslo 0150, Norway
Phone Number: 47 2142 2121
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Oslo City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Ranked #2 of 88 Activities in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was an interesting experience walking on its rooftop. You get some nice views of the city skyline, but from other angles the views were kind of industrial and cluttered as well. Worth a visit but you are not likely to need more than an hour here.

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Sandnes, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Opera is worth a visit, regardless of any on going show or performance. Architecture is on of a kind. Interior is very special with lot of wood materials. This is a modern opera building, so the "infrastructure" works perfectly, even though the performance is sould out. Quick entry, quick exit. Easy system for wardrobe making absolutely no lines/waiting time. If... More 

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Dallas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had never thought of Peer Gynt as an opera and maybe still don't but what better place in the world to see an opera called Peer Gynt? Fantastically beautiful building. As is true of so many places in Norway (even the airports) lots of wood. Blonde wood outside the auditorium and dark wood on the inside. Much prettier venue... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Although we didn't see a show whist visiting we did go into the cafe and toilette in the lower level. It was very busy when we were there and difficult to get the image I wanted of the sloping rood lines. If your in Oslo, well worth a visit for the view from the roof if nothing else. The walk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What a great place to visit. Had the chance also to see an opera, and the auditorium is pretty impressive. It does definitely worth checking the English tour that bring you in the backstage and give you some information about this beautiful place.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited Oslo during a 6 hour stopover. Coming from the airport by the high speed train, we immediately saw and followed signs to the Opera House. The Opera House is located by the city waterfront and has a very modern, Scandinavian feel to it. The building is unique in its use of long outdoor ramps between the building's levels.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We saw Rossini's Barber of Seville with Pretty Yende as Rosita. The performance was very good. It is always a pleasant experience to be in the opera house. The only problem is getting here. The surroundings are still not finished, seven years after the opening. That's a pity.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Don't miss a great place where ideas and architecture are outstanding. Walk and walk, enjoy each step while getting picture for any angle. Sit and relax, brief culture!

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited this attraction to take in the Oslo sights and walk up the roof for some photos. We didn't go inside but for a free attraction it's worth having a look!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The opera building is an attraction on its own. This is the first time a walked on an opera house. Beautiful architecture.

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