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Bucharest National Opera House

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Address: 70-72, Mihail Kogalniceanu Boulevard, Bucharest, Romania
Phone Number: 4021 314 69 80
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One of Bucharest's Miracles

To the opera one May evening to see Giselle performed by the National Opera Ballet. But to get there one must first participate in the grim chaos of Bucharest rush hour traffic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Otopeni, Romania
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Otopeni, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

To the opera one May evening to see Giselle performed by the National Opera Ballet. But to get there one must first participate in the grim chaos of Bucharest rush hour traffic in a temperature which, by seven p.m., was still showing as 34 degrees centigrade. Rush hour is not how Piata Unirii’s mangled scrum can accurately be described, no... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I am a frequent spectator for the regular Bucharest National Opera shows during the normal season. So last week, when I saw a commercial for the “Grand Prix de l’Opera“ event , I was more than happy to attend because, during summer, artists are on holiday and there are no shows. The event was defined as having a “free entrance”... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went to the Bucharest National Opera House and i was very impressed! An elegant atmosphere, a very good organization and most of all, a very good interpretation! I recommend it!

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Onesti, Romania
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I recently watched the opera Carmen by Bizet, in the interpretation of the Bucharest National Opera soloists. A great show and very well staged. The building work has excellent acoustics and seating placement (stal, lodge and gallery) make the show can be watched in excellent conditions.

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54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

As an opera snob, I have to admit that Bucharest National Opera House is NOT one of those most beautiful opera houses in the world (imagine Vienna, La Scala, Budapest, Paris, Sydney...etc), NEITHER does it provide one of the world-class performances (as compared to the Met, Royal Opera House, Bayreuth..etc). However, I DO have to give credits to Bucharest National... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Having in mind one is waching an Opera in a poor Balkan country, paying less than cinema ticket value in Berlin or Paris, makes thiw place, and over all the people workinh there much more valuable. They are very good. All Romanians should be very proud of having such an Institution in their Capital city!!!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I returned in March after a long period of time and I was pleasantly surprised - the place looks like new, is like stepping in a castle. Above the stage there is a digital screen where you can read the subtitle of the songs which is helpful especially for kids. The chairs are new, comfy, I totally recommend you to... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A beautiful structure and world-class talent on stage. I saw a performance of the ballet & symphony orchestra and was able to purchase a ticket for a box near the stage for less than $15 U.S.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As a very important landmark in Bucharest, the National Opera House hosts each year various plays in a breathtaking opera hall. The acoustics is excellent, and you can hear clearly the play even if you have a seat at the balcony.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

One of the most beautiful Opera Houses that I've seen - very close to other sites with easy access. The national orchestra was in rehearsals and it was a treat to hear them play.

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