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National Opera House of Ukraine

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Address: Volodymyrska 50, Kiev, Ukraine
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An extrodinary building, go and see something

For 300UAH or about $15 you can get the best seat in the house to a ballet or an opera. The building is amazing, great architecture, beautiful chandeliers and marble it all feels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

For 300UAH or about $15 you can get the best seat in the house to a ballet or an opera. The building is amazing, great architecture, beautiful chandeliers and marble it all feels very opulent. If you are traveling on a budget you can get cheaper tickets but its worth splashing out. The ballet i saw was good maybe 7/10... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Take the time to see the ballet or opera while in the city. The outside is not so impressive, but the inside is spectacular. I am not an artsy individual and do not often see the ballet or an opera. But even for a sports guy like me, the inside was spectacular and the performances were amazing. I was very... More 

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Kiev
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I think seeing a performance at the National Opera House during a visit is a must. The building itself is not particularly interesting, in comparison to the Odessa Opera House, and the inside is still not renewed. But the opera and ballet performances are great and many people perhaps do not know of the quality of the performances there. There... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

National Opera House of Ukraine in Kyiv was established in 1867, and is the third oldest in Ukraine, after Odessa Opera and Lviv Opera. It is well-known both as an architectural masterpiece and with its many talented singers - Larysa Rudenko, Elyzaveta Chavdar, Dmytro Hnatyuk, Mykola Vorvulev, Zoya Khrystych, Galyna Sholina, Valentina Lutchenko, Vasyl Tretiak, Mykola Kondratiuk, Volodymyr Tymokhin, Kostyantyn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tried to by e-tickets but the e-ticket system was out of order. After some e-mails the friendly staff at the box office booked the ticket and hold it for me until right before the play. Even if Carmen is´t my favorite opera the evening was very pleasant and the performance top notch.

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LA, Calif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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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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