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We hit an awful lot of building renovations on this trip but nothing could disguise the elegance of... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Alan B
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Newport, United Kingdom
Ring resounding!

Wonderful building with superb acoustic, right in the centre of the city. Fountain and red carpet... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Chrisnik48
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

This building was erected by the communist government in the 1960s, and one has to say that they did an excellent job. From the outside it's about as inoffensive as a large '60s building can be, but you don't watch an opera from outside the...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

We hit an awful lot of building renovations on this trip but nothing could disguise the elegance of this building.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful building with superb acoustic, right in the centre of the city. Fountain and red carpet, capacious entrance halls, sweeping staircases, diabolical signing and awful dining, but we go there for the opera and that is truly exhilarating with international cast and the Gewandhaus orchestra....More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

The Leipzig Operahouse is a nice building especially at night with all the lights on. It stands in Augustusplatz and its style can be deemed to be in line with the modern architecture, though the inclusion of some neoclassical elements is in fact remarkable. The...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Great place to see opera and much cheaper than in England. Anew building with the best of the old in its internal design

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

One of Germany's best opera companies and featuring the wonderful Gewandhausorchester as well. The building itself if quite elegant in a 60s DDR sort of way.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

The architecture of the opera house is very beautiful, especially at night. When the lights are lit, the place is full of character. There is a fountain in front, together with the lighting gives the place a 'magical' feel.

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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

It had to pleasure to go Le Nozze de Figaro (Mozart) and I enjoyed every minute of it. Not only because of the excellent cast, but also because of the surprisingly well acoustics in this fine concert hall. The ticketing procedure at the website went...More

Thank drbiem
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Saw Piraten (Pirates of Penzance) an super production, nice interior. The only negative side is that as a tourist on the website one thinks that the production is in the Leipzig Opera House, but it isnt. I and 11 other people found themselves in front...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed August 30, 2016

While in Leipzig I had to go see a Wagner Opera, it's only fitting. The Opera Haus is beautiful and very well kept. It was a much smaller Opera house than most I have been to, but it was a pleasant surprise. The production was...More

1  Thank barbabelle00
Reviewed June 10, 2016

I was fortunate enough to visit this opera house for a rare event Wagner's Ring sung on 4 consecutive evenings. The opera house website is very well laid out and ordering the tickets online was so easy and they arrived by post shortly after. The...More

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Stephen B
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
You aren't serious. Why on earth would a German opera house provide English surtitles? Do British opera houses provide German surtitles? Leipzig offers German surtitles. Obviously.
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