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“Interesting place to walk through.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England (Covent Garden)
44 20 7304 4000
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Ranked #19 of 2,331 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Built in 1732, this well-known theater is the home to the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera, which regularly features world famous stars and performances throughout the year.
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“Interesting place to walk through.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Be sure to visit the second floor balcony for a nice view of the Coventry garden market building and the wardroom shop.

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“free concert at lunch time on Mondays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

checked the website and booked 2 free tickets for the free concert at lunch time on Apr 29th. it was in the crush room, not the main auditorium but we enjoyed it nevertheless

Visited April 2013
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“Don Carlo - opera”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

It was a very strong and enjoyable production all around - Antonio Papano's conducting, the singing and acting of the principles, as well as the lavish costumes. The Grand Inquisitor was less than the forceful and bone chillingly authoritative figure that he is supposed to be. The scenary was good, although somewhat falling short of the standard of the rest of the production.

Now to my major complaint! We had standing tickets in the Left Lower Slips. Although the tickets specified partially restricted view, having watched in the past from similar positions, I did not hesitate to book them. This time however, we missed without exageration about 65% of the opera! Not just us, but others too, were hanging dangerously past the railing, desperate for snippets of the action. Had the scenes on down stage right been set just one meter further to the left, all would have been well. As it was, it was a hugely frustrating experience!!! We could have listened to a CD of the opera at home and been less frustrated.

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“An excellent Don Carlo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

with sublime playing from the orchestra under Pappano and the astonishing Lianna Haroutounian as Elizabeth de Valois. If you can, this cast merits the price of being closer / lower.

Yorksfairy's comments about amphitheatre seats are correct, but legroom is limited. Also, bear in mind that there are no armrests between seats in this part of the house, so you run the risk of the person in the next seat spreading into your space.

Visited May 2013
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“Delightful ballet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Visited as a birthday present for my wife, from the children. Excellent organisation and signposting. What a superb auditorium. Our seats were comfortable, with a great view, in circle left. The ballet la Bayadere was lovely, with some excellent dancing. Bit of a food policeman on the door to ensure nothing eaten in the seating area!
A great experience.

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