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Opera House (Operan)

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Address: 2 Jakobs Torg, Stockholm 111 52, Sweden
Phone Number: 08-24 82 40
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The building from the outside is not particularly notable, but the inside is another matter. While not as elaborate as the Opera Garnier in Paris or the State Opera in Prague... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building from the outside is not particularly notable, but the inside is another matter. While not as elaborate as the Opera Garnier in Paris or the State Opera in Prague, it's elegant, tasteful & worth seeing. Saw "Nixon in China" & the acoustics & sightlines were outstanding. The building is in the best part of Stockholm and has a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I saw Midsommarnatts dröm here. Lovely gold foaje, great atomsfere during the breaks. Lovely play with loads energy put into the crew, lights and effects. Always love to walk inside the goldroom and have a glas of bubbel water.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweden's Royal Opera is magically beautiful. I recommend everyone to visit our National Opera and ballet / modern dance. Today's performance was the "Barber of Seville" and everything from directing, actors, conductors and musicians were fantastic! Thanks! // Mats Samaras, Stockholm, Sweden

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Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

In a nice area of town. Didn't have anything gong on when we were there, but still neat to look at. Would be fun to see something live there I bet!

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West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

What a great place! Not only beautiful but full of action with bars and areas that offer a great view of the city. Very lively place. If you have a chance to take a tour, do it! Worthwhile if you are not actually going for a performance. Great food too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

It's a gorgeous building situated on a grand square in which complementary architecture is present. The facade is delightful, classically inspired reflecting the timeline of its establishment. A great equestrian sculpture is the middle of the square, in front of the opera. It is a panoramic scene with them both in sight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

If you like to visit the Opera, you should absolutely plan to visit this beautiful opera-building in Stockholm. I try to go at least every third month and still am breath taken when I enter the building. You want to treat yourselves? Pre-book a glass of champagne or cava in the golden Salong for the break. I promise you, you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

When you look at it from the outside is tarnished and it doesn't give any idea of what you can see inside. Stepping in... that is another story, is glamorous and beautiful. And worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We had a private tour of the opera house and it is lovely. Very unique house as the stage is a slanted stage making it difficult for ballerinas. The outer rooms are lovely and historic to look at. It would be good to have seen a concert or opera there but the season was over. We also ate at their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

It's not as fancy as the Sydney Opera House, but the Stockholm Opera House is also very nice in design and architecture being over a 100 year old building. The style is simple but stylish like Ikea or Volvo, also modest. It looks some what like the Vatican, but also like a palace as well. Hard to say exactly, but... More 

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