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National Opera House of Ukraine

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Address: Volodymyrska 50, Kiev, Ukraine
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Very old theatre, one of the oldest. With classic exterior and interior. Masterpieces of world scene are in repertoire. Performances are in Ukrainian, Russian, French, Italian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very old theatre, one of the oldest. With classic exterior and interior. Masterpieces of world scene are in repertoire. Performances are in Ukrainian, Russian, French, Italian languages with subtitles over the stage. Theatre exists in the middle of Kyiv more then 150 years. Great big orchestra is always on top. Price per ticket depend on show. But normally it is... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A truly fantastic building. Beautiful. A classic opera house and very photogenic. Close to the other main sights of Kyiv too and some nice cafes, bars and restaurants near by.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

took in a performance here and it was exceptional. so glad i was able to take the time for this. the building is so beautiful and the theater company was just simply amazing. definitely recommend the experience if you have the time

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I only had 4 days and filled that with as much as I could but could not make it to a show. I walked around the place and even that is worth some time.

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Champlain, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On the 8th of July 2015 I went to the opera Aida. The show was excellent. Aida was performed by Monastyrska, the star of the theater and also internationally reknowned opera singer. No complaints there, fantastic performance of the classic. The rest, however, was very disappointing. Starting from the surroundings of the theater, the square is paved with granit tiles... More 

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Almancil, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The Opera House is a lovely building, although surprisingly small once inside. We were visiting to watch Swan Lake. The seats are very spacious in the stalls. Our balcony seats were chairs, but comfortable. Plenty of leg room. The web site for this building is in both English and Ukrainian, but unfortunately you do need to visit the building to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I don't particularly like ballet but I enjoyed this experience. The seats were quite wide, audience well behaved and the building itself shines with gold. The skill of the dancers is notable. You can easily pick up tickets at the box office, although signs are in Ukrainian it's pretty easy to work out what's playing and when if you know... More 

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Ringsted, Vestsjalland, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My Ukrainian wife took me to opera and ballet performances in this beautiful building. I was new to this type of art but I was absolutely amazed by the artists and the wonderful performances.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Theater building is nice but not the same nice like Odessa Opera house. It’s smaller and interior is more simple But ballet dancers and orchestra are unbelievable! I saw “Le Bayadere” and was impressed with performance a lot. Price is 300 grivnas for 2nd row which is nice )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If you plan to visit Kiev, take a chance to visit National Opera and ballet theater. The building itself is incredible beautiful. I advice you to attend ballet because Kiev school of ballet has really good reputation. For example, Svetlana Zakharova, prima of Bolshoy theater, graduated education in Kiev. It's more classical then well known theaters. But still it worth... More 

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