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Teatr Wielki-National Opera

pl. Teatralny 1, Warsaw 99-200, Poland (Śródmieście Północne)
48 22 692 0200
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Ranked #17 of 148 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
Description: Grand Opera in Warsaw boasts high production values: set, costumes and casts are on a grand scale
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Ponder, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The venue was beautiful. A must-see if you enjoy elegant architecture and decorations. The Moby Dick opera was the worst performance I've ever been to. The music, the story line, and the visual images were all horrible. Had I not been with my Polish hosts, I would have walked out after the first 5 minutes. It truly was the low... More

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183 reviews 183 reviews
103 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

this theatre was built (re-built in the same area) after the war II in the communism era. The building is huge, impressing, but nothing to do with romantic, excentric architeture of other opera houses. It porvides a pretty good idea of socialist-communist concept of architeture and use of public buildings.

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280 reviews 280 reviews
199 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

They kept the facade of the old opera house and rebuilt the inside in an elegant contemporary fashion with superb acoustics. There was no opera on when I was in Warsaw , but I did see a fabulous concert by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Harding, with an excellent solo violinist, Leonidas Kavakos. The first half of the... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were there visiting the "First Polish Opera". We failed to get any information in English about the content of the play. But, not to worry, amazing costumes,and beautiful musoic compensated for that. And yes, there was a battle going on between two groups of people, and there was a boy loves girl story. We could follow the events on... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is one of the workd's top theaters bringing the highest level productions of Opera and ballet that you can hardly see anywhere else in the world. Amazing set design, costumes, and talents that are taking over the world stages. The ticket prices are still very low, so dont m9ss it. just go to any show on the program. They... More

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Paris, France
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The outdoor you may like or not. Very frugal architecture but it's dimensions are big. It faces the rebuild in 90-ties Town Hall which looks like Disneyland construction and I guess few people in the city like it.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Worth visiting, great accoustic, some fine Artists and exhibitions in the Main Hall. Who loves Opera - has a chance to see something fine.

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Warsaw, Poland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We go to opera really often, and try to book whenever we travel. Warsaw opera is truly one of the best ones so far. You can buy tickets via their website and just pick up before the performance. Lots of great restaurants around for before/ after

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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The opera is great because it offers good performances at a very low price. Bes seat is something like USD30, a fraction of seeing opera in West Europe.

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144 reviews 144 reviews
76 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

An amazing theatre, with huge stage. Saw Polish National Ballets Romeo and Juliet choreographed by Krystof Pastor. A great night, cheap tickets and good champagne. Internet bookings available

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