Time of year
Most reviews for this place are four or five star and based on seeing an opera. My review is soley based on the building itself. Compared to other Opera Houses around the globe this is rather bland and the only thing that makes it not described as horrible is its gold coloured…
Attended Christmas week to see LaBoheme. The architecture is a very good example of East German style. It is not a huge opera venue which makes it very good to view a performance.
The acoustics at this venue are simply outstanding and the seating - in all parts of the auditorium - is superb.
We came to Leipzig to attend Rosenkavalier, Salom, and Electra. The inscenation, the singing and the acoustics were excellent. It is our third opera journey to Leipzig, and we will return.
We hit an awful lot of building renovations on this trip but nothing could disguise the elegance of this building.