Komische Oper

Komische Oper, Berlin: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Komische Oper Reviews: 4.5/5

Komische Oper
4.5
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This opera house stages modern comic performances.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Französische Straße • 3 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 5 min walk
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Marina Wilhelmsson
Boras, Sweden66 contributions
Very impressive
Dec 2019
The theater it self is so impressive with the decor, seats, balconies and setup. Everything is efficient from entry to service. And the best thing is that you get a family feeling, people are not all dressed up and you can finns children in the aduience as well. If you want a nice opera with a modern scenery, you should absolutely chose this place. We saw "The magic flute".
Written January 7, 2020
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Someishere
Stockholm, Sweden270 contributions
Impossible to buy tickets
Sep 2019
Impossible to understand. We are eight people who like to go to Komische Oper and see a performance the 13th of September. At their homepage we can see that they have a lot of unsold tickets. We made a reservation. But to pay for them I have to register an account. And that is impossible because it's something wrong with their homepage. "Un unexpected error has occured while creating the customer". Then I tried to buy ONE ticket. The same problem. Then I contacted them via Messager. The answer: "Of course xxxx (my name) - how can we help you today?" I wrote to them about the problem but they never answered. I don't understand why I have to register a new customer to buy tickets, and that when the system doesn't work. The most important has to be for the opera house, that we pay. And it's impossible. So now they have lost the income from eight tickets.
Written September 12, 2019
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NLcycle
Rotterdam, The Netherlands617 contributions
Bach & Bowie
Jul 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the modern ballet with music from Bach and David Bowie. Superbly executed. Also we liked the building itself, grand and spacious. During the break drinks were provided; people could go out on the street to have a drink and chat. Nice experience.
Written August 2, 2019
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AMC
1 contribution
Pathetic, many seats double sold, staff offered no help, refund refused
Jul 2019 • Couples
On 11th July 2019, my husband and I went to Komische Oper for "stardust". The show was organized by a promoter called BB Promotion based in Mannheim. Not only my seat, but quite a few others too, were double sold. The staff offered no help to find alternative seats. I ran to a few different sections of the hall but could not find any seat of decent visibility comparable to the seat we bought and left 10 mins after the show started. Whole evening ruined. When I went to Komische Oper box office the following day for refund, they said the hall was rented to BB Promotion and BB Promotion should be responsible for refund, not Komische Oper. But when I followed up with BB promotion, they were irresponsive. As BB Promotion admitted, the double selling problem sprang from both Komische Oper and BB promotion selling tickets. Only one of them should be selling tickets. Many big concert houses e.g. Berlin Phil, Elbphilharmonie, would only allow one party to sell the tickets. If the promoter is selling tickets, the concert house own site would direct u to the promoter site. Then double selling would not occur. Their ticketing system is a mess, double selling should not have happened. Both Komische Oper and BB Promotion are not even slightly apologetic about it and their staff were unhelpful. Yet they both claim to be of international standing. What a joke! They should seriously look into their ticketing system to avoid such mishap from recurring. After various emails and phone calls with BB promotion and Komische Oper, to this date, I have not yet obtained the refund. Annoying! There are many other events/shows in Berlin these days, stay away from Komische Oper and any event organised by BB Promotion!!
Written July 31, 2019
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,069 contributions
Memorable Evenings
May 2019 • Couples
There are three main Opera houses in Berlin, and during our stay in the City we enjoyed two excellent, widely varied, evenings at the Comic Opera. Understandably well supported, plus very high quality performances from the orchestra and singers. Just a short distance from the Unter Den Linden main thoroughfare and an easy walk from our hotel, the visits made for great memories.
Written June 27, 2019
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM833 contributions
Brilliantly entertaining
Apr 2019 • Couples
One thing that brings us back to Berlin repeatedly is the quality of the performing arts. In terms of singing, staging, choreography and sheer talent, the Komische Oper stands up to any in the world. In two weeks, we saw three different performances -- "West Side Story" (dialogue in German, songs in Sondheim's original English), "La Boheme" and the seldom-performed but rollicking "Ball at the Savoy." Even for oft-seen shows, this company manages to insert at least one bit of inventive costuming or staging. We are always impressed by the depth of talent -- every singer strong, the chorus and dancers flawless....and yet everyone seems to be having great fun. Surtitles in a choice of German, English, French and Turkish appear on the back of the seat in front of you.
Written April 30, 2019
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emelian
Melbourne, Australia1,048 contributions
Great opera house and company
Dec 2018 • Couples
Went to see 3 little oranges last night. Excellent opera house, quite small compared to some making it quite intimate. The orchestra and company were top class and ticket prices compared to most places very low. Great set up with coat drops and bar, guy brings pretzels to front door during interval. Great venue.
Written December 17, 2018
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Sam G
Richmond, UK72 contributions
Wonderful nights entertainment!! Don’t miss!
Dec 2018
Walked past the booking office During the afternoon by chance and saw in the window a video trailer of the company’s productions. They looked fabulous. Decided to pop and and see if they had tickets for that nights show last minute. Lucky to get some. Saw Cinderella which was absolutely brilliant!!! The interior of the old theatre is beautiful and the staging, set, and costumes, were inspired and quirky. All the cast and orchestra were so talented. The story was given a totally new twist. Very clever and very funny. I live in London and see quite a lot of theatre and opera and this was by far the best thing I’ve seen in a while. Definitely the highlight of my weekend in Berlin. Next time I visit I will try and get tickets for whatever’s on. I’m certain it will be equally wonderful!
Written December 2, 2018
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Andreea I
Luneburg, Germany140 contributions
Sometimes like nothing else
Oct 2018 • Friends
We had witnessed the “half life” play and was breathtaking. Never saw someone like this, the expressivity, the unity the music were all incredible. This dancers were truly magnificent and deserved the 10 min. standing applause that followed.
Written October 12, 2018
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mary h
London, UK118 contributions
Barber of Seville
Jul 2018 • Friends
My first visit to Komische Oper - and hopefully not my last. Loved this production - innovative in its staging as other reviewers have reported. Great fun! It's quite an intimate theatre, which meant seats which I thought were going to be up in the gods were actually at quite close proximity to the stage. I really like how the surtitles appear in front of you rather than above the stage as they have done in other opera houses I have visited.
My only gripe, and one that my friend and I are still sniggering about, is that the first ten minutes were disrupted by an amorous couple sat behind us. Only when the man let out a grunt of relief did they leave and let us enjoy the production in peace! Only in Berlin!
Written July 30, 2018
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