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Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

Chaikovskogo Lane, 1, Odessa 65026, Ukraine
(048) 780 15 09
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Ranked #1 of 203 Attractions in Odessa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Ballets
Traveler Description: Designed by Austrian architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. Built in 1884-1887 at the site of a previous theatre, which was destroyed by... more »
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

However, I fell asleep during the Opera, I speak English only and the Opera was in Italian with Russian subtitles. Day before the opera, I was able to walk around for free to check the building out. Be sure to check out pictures online of what the street looked like during World War II.. especially the one where troops were... More

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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a very good theatre. If you go to Odessa make it a point to visit it and try to reserve a play or ballet

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Take a step back in time. Sitting in your box seat will make you feel like a prince observing the performance in your private enclave. At one time there had to be 100 people on stage singing in beautiful harmony that was as magnificent as any cathedral in the world. Oh! The tickets are so inexpensive you will be shocked.... More

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you visit Odessa, the Opera House is a must. Reserve a box and transform yourself back about 100 years or more.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Didn't expect such a nice Opera and Ballet in Odessa. I can only warmly recommend to visit this Opera House during your visit.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is one of the symbols of Odessa and a must see. It was under renovation for many, many years but is finally finished. Definitely one of the most beautiful Opera and Ballet Theaters in the world!

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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Performance is satisfactory and meets minimum expectations. The building (built by two German/Austrian architects in XIX century) is indeed outstanding.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this was almost as interesting as the great opera houses of europe. small orchestra section with many boxes all around

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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Renovated several years ago the Opera theater is a very good example of the late 19 century architecture. It is one of must see attractions in the city. Municipality is doing a good job to renovate the area around the Opera, thus creating a beautiful landscape in the very center of the old town Odessa. Very near,hidden in the inner... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Watched Swan Lake. Very attractive building much nicer then the ROH in London. Excellent performances, watching the locals taking their pictures in the stairwells is also a fascinating performance to watch

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