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National Opera House of Ukraine

Volodymyrska 50, Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #13 of 405 Attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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LA, Calif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is our travel tradition to attend an opera whenever possible. It was a treat to attend this evening's performance of Madam Butterfly. The acoustics are wonderful, it is medium size opera house with 5 balconies. The interior is beautiful but the seats in the balcony slope downward and it was a challenge not to slide.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Lucky enough to visit 3 times and see Romeo and Julet, Aida and Swan lake - the awe of being in such a beautiful opera House , and the ambience , very touching experience.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went to see a Saturday night performance of the opera Iolanta (Tchaikovsky). What a fabulous evening. The building itself is worth the visit, both externally and internally. Totally informal dress code and ludicrously cheap for what was a fantastic night. There are performances of many famous operas and ballets every night of the week. If you are planning to spend... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were lucky to catch last performance in the season. The level is very good, if you have been in Vein Opera you will be not disappointed in Kiev Opera too.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very fun evening if you have the time. It was my first opera and really enjoyed it. The building itself is amazing and very similar to the opera house in Phantom of the Opera.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

the opera house is in the heart of the city. every day there is a representation and prices are ridiculously cheap compared to operas in the western world. it's also very democratic with attendees showing up in very casual clothes. the building interiors are incredible, spend time admiring the dome's volta in the opera hall. been there over 10 times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The building itself deserves a visit due to its architecture and interior design. Acoustics are very good, as a result any performance is enjoyable - opera, symphony, ballet.

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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Saw a performance of Swan Lake. Beautifully staged and danced. The orchestra was terrific. Being accustomed to US big city prices, the $40 US seemed like a real deal for fifth row center seats. Got the ticket just a day ahead...the economic and political situation in Ukraine has probably hurt the cultural event attendance. This should have been a sell... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was here in July to see Swan Lake and it was great! The seats were nice and comfortable. The show was magnificent!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I love this venue. I recently saw their performance of Madam Butterfly. The price for admission is reasonable; $5 per show. It is a classy and affordable date night. The atmosphere is relaxed; I don't need to dress in formal attire. I also appreciate the fact that I can see performances from some of my favorite impressionist era composers (Stravinsky... More

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