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National Opera House of Ukraine

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Address: Volodymyrska 50, Kiev, Ukraine
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Beautiful building, spectacular shows, superb price!

I was a regular at this venue during my time living and working in Kiev. Ballet/opera tickets 2001-2005 cost approx £2-5 pp. Staggering for such wonderful performances. Nothing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I was a regular at this venue during my time living and working in Kiev. Ballet/opera tickets 2001-2005 cost approx £2-5 pp. Staggering for such wonderful performances. Nothing really much has changed!! My wife and I took our in-laws to see Carmen and Sheherezade. Whilst I was not overly impressed by Carmen, Sheherezade was excellent. But this review is about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went to see Swanlake and it was amazing! Best seats in the house was just around £14. Great experience for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I went with a friend to see Carmen and Sheherezade and is was truly magnificent. The set of Sheherezade was beautiful and the energy of the dancing was spectacular. We also sat in the best seats for the equivalent of £10, so you really have no excuse for not going!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I am already proud of myself being there! It is really the place you should visit in Kiev! It has the charm and atmosphere of some kind of royalty!

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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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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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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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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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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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