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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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Stratton, United Kingdom
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alan B
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Chrisnik48
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: February 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: May 2016
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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

Date of experience: May 2016
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Monica C
October 15, 2018|
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Hello Monica, if you haven't already found tickets, go to the website of the Oper Leipzig or Eventim to purchase tickets. There aren't many left over; however, depending on how much you want to spend, each performance still... More
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October 5, 2017|
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I know Deutsche Oper Berlin and Semperoper Dresden offer English surtitles to at least some of their productions. I encourage people to always check with the venue itself for current information about the particular... More
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halifaxns
Saskatoon, Canada
Seats for Zurich Opera (5 Replies)
I would like to see an opera while in Zurich and see that La Traviata is playing on Oct 5th. A quick question: Can anyone provide any review of the cheaper seats (platzgruppe 5) at Opernhaus? Are those seats "ok" for viewing? Thanks for your help!
August 28, 2011|
Response fromhalifaxns|
That does give a bit of an idea - thanks for the link. Your experience is what I'm worried about. The cheapest tickets for the Zurich opera are 60CHF cheaper than the next most expensive which makes me wonder if there's much of a view from those seats.
Travel_escape_1
Train tickets in Nuremberg (3 Replies)
Hello, I need to travel from Nuremberg Opernhaus train station to Nuremberg Hbf. Whilst I know that tickets can be purchased from ticket machines on the day if travel, could you please let me know the following: 1) are there manned ticket counters at the Opernhaus train station and if so, from what time would the counter be open? 2) if I purchase a one way ticket the day before from Opernhaus to Nuremberg Hbf, can I use it the next day and how do I know if it needs to be validated? ...More
October 08, 2017|
Response fromTelePort|
The Nuremberg Opernhaus station is a U-bahn station. It is a short distance from the Nuremberg Hbf and you should just walk the distance and avoid all the ticket worries.