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Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz)

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Address: Andrassy ut 22, Budapest VI, Hungary
Phone Number: 1-331-2550, 1-332-8197
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This magnificent new-Renaissance style structure, completed in 1884 and...
This magnificent new-Renaissance style structure, completed in 1884 and modeled after the Vienna Opera House, is home to both the State Opera and the State Ballet.
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Budapest Tour with Optional Danube River Cruise

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Opulent for a reason

Our Tauck River Cruise received a tour of the Opera House which included a short private concert. What was most interesting was the history of this great ediface including the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Our Tauck River Cruise received a tour of the Opera House which included a short private concert. What was most interesting was the history of this great ediface including the fact that the primary sponsor for the Opera House only visited it once and therefore his private viewing box went unused during his lifetime. His wife, the Empress, visited the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Didn't have time for a mini-Opera and the tickets were sold out for the evening show. So - make sure if there is one Opera that you'll ever see, its is in Budapest. Sheer Opulence mixed with powerful music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The Opera House is truly beautiful, very rococco & gilded and with huge chandeliers. And the two productions we saw were also very good, especially the ballet "The Brothers Karamazov" - it actually brought me to tears.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Beautiful opera house. amazing architecture. just a stunningly beautiful place. They don't make them like this anymore

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This place is not only worth visiting to see what's inside, but one should definitely consider booking a ticket to see a show. The opera house itself is beautifully decorated, with "old-style" red carpets, gold etc. The prices are quite good compared to other European opera houses of this standard!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband loves opera but I am not so keen so he booked Ballet - The Karamasovs with music by Rachmaninov. We put on the smartest clothes we had with us - not very smart and it was fine. Some people where dolled up to the nines but most where pretty casual - virtually no ties to be seen. The... More 

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The building and the inside are wonderful (like a little Scala of Milan). But what is worth is to buy ticket online (when you are planning your trip) and enjoy high quality opera, ballet or classic music at an affordable price (compared to Opera Houses of others European Capitals).

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We were very disappointed in our visit to the State Opera House. When buying our tickets we were not told you had to pay extra to take pictures and extra again to hear a 5 minute concert. The tour guide could not have cared less about this. The opera house itself is nothing special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The beautiful archtecture, the atmosphere, the standard of performance. Don't expect a wide choice of interval snacks, if any.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Take the tour inside. the small concert is somewhat disappointing since it is in one of the corridors and not in the opera stage.

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