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Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

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Address: Augustusplatz 8, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 493411270280
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A very nice setting

We attended an Baroque Easter music/Organ concert. The attendance was very good and the sound was excellent! The acoustics are truly great. We sat toward the back a bit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We attended an Baroque Easter music/Organ concert. The attendance was very good and the sound was excellent! The acoustics are truly great. We sat toward the back a bit and they were excellent seats.

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

As inhabitants of Leipzig we go here 5-6 times per year. Wonderful music! You wouldn't say from the outside, the design is rather 1970-ies DDR-stylish, but the hall has a perfect acoustics. The Gewandhaus Orchestra is one in its kind, world class. When visiting Leipzig, buy a ticket and go listen! Best investment you can make.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I was here for Wagner's Ring Cycle (4 operas). The theater an staff were wonderful but the food service person was horrible. During a meal, she wanted to "accommodate" another table so she just came over and took a plate away from our table! It does appear there was some mixup but the proper thing would have been to discuss... More 

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Gewandhaus_Leipzig, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, responded to this review

Dear John W, thank you for your message. Obviously there is a misunderstanding. We are the Leipzig concert hall "Gewandhaus" and not the Leipzig Opera, where you visited Wagner's Ring Cycle. Our orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester plays also at the opera, but we have nothing to do with the opera's services. Kind regards More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Gewardhaus zu Leipzig is presently accompanying Thomanerchor Leipzig (St. Thomas Boys Choir) on tour in Asia. Collectively, they performed Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew's Passion last night as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and will be visiting The performance was conducted by acting Thomaskantor, Gotthold Schwartz, who lead an impressive collaboration which included the choir, lead vocals and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The singing was heavenly, not a bad seat in the house. I was astonished by the acoustics, one of the top concert halls in Europe.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

I'd booked two concerts here. Accoustics are fantastic and the resident orchestra are superb. There are a lot of steps (not sure if there are elevators) and the line up for the cloakrooms at the end of the performance looked long. Wonderful programme of concerts here - well worth a visit one evening.

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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

The Gewandhaus is a spectacular building, constructed in the late 1970s during the GDR era. The original concrete structure is now reclad in brown tiles and makes a striking foil to the Opernhaus at the other end of the Augustusplatz, with the dramatic new University buildings to one side. We went inside during the morning to visit the shop. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

If you enjoy classical music, this is the place to go... They have several rooms. Please be on time, otherwise they close the doors and won't let you in. In the break during concerts, you can drink a glass of wine (not free).

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ventry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

The building is new and up to date but the music has a long history. I enjoyed a Bach organ concert that took advantage of the instrument and sound to really give a different view of this musical period. The ticket was reasonable and the box office very obliging. The shop carries a huge selection of recordings even very contemporary... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Located in Leipzig's city centre and opposite of the Opera house it's a must go in particular to attend a concert from Leipzig's infamous Gewandhaus Orchestra. Wow.

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