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National Opera House of Ukraine

Volodymyrska 50, Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #15 of 383 Attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Kiev, Ukraine
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151 reviews 151 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Brought same day tickets on a whim and was shocked to find out they were under $5 USD - still have great seats and was able to enjoy a fantastic show. Would recommend for a great night out

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Budapest, Hungary
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50 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We (a couple) had a chance to visit this opera house one October evening to watch "Le Corsaire." The building was much more memorable than the ballet that we watched. Above the entrance, we saw a huge head of famous Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko. Inside, it was also beautiful and spacious with many balconies decorated in red and... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

we, personally, visit opera very often. so I really can advise to visit it during you stay Kiev. several tips: 1. all operas and ballet are in classical perfomans, i.e. decorations, costumes, dances are classical and correspond to original. 2. no strict dress code. well... it means that you will be able to come in jeans and sweater even to... More

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Kutaisi, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I visited the opera house in February. I can recommend balet performance. I sam Carmen and Szeheresade. The level of performance was suberb. The opera house is impressive old style building. I can recommend "champagne " and caviar in bar ( about 10 euros for 2). My tip is that You can bargain a little about price of tickets in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a beautifully decorated opera house - relatively small. Performances are cheap (200 hryvnia for best tickets) but sung in eg Italian and surtitled in Russian, so english speakers should know the opera before they go !

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