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Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

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Address: Plac Teatralny 1, Warsaw 00-950, Poland (Formerly Teatr Wielki - Narodowa Opera)
Phone Number: +48 22 692 02 00

The Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera is Poland's leading opera, ballet...

The Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera is Poland's leading opera, ballet and concert venue, where rich tradition and a clear vision for the future meet. Offering each season a host of first-rate productions - many developed in co-production with international partners - the opera house contributes significantly to the richness of Poland's cultural life. The Teatr Wielki's building, erected in the first half of the 19th century according to a design by Italian architect Antonio Corazzi, was a haven for Polish culture and heritage at a time when the country was under foreign occupation from 1772 to 1918. After a short spell of Poland's independence, the Teatr Wielki was turned into rubble as Warsaw succumbed to German forces at the onset of World War II. Rebuilt from ruins, the opera house reopened just over 50 years ago, in 1965, and is currently home to the Polish National Opera, Polish National Ballet, and Opera Gallery. It is a place where the universal idea of synthesis of the arts has been consistently put in action, providing audiences with superb works by leading contemporary artists to see and savour. Being a thoroughly modern institution, it draws from the synergy of various ideas, goals, and aspirations.

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Really nice place. Comparable with la scala :) Very big with nice architecture. Near the old town. Super

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Piotr H
Lodz, Poland
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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place. Comparable with la scala :) Very big with nice architecture. Near the old town. Super

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Saw excellent productions of Aida & Maria Stuarda. World class singers for a tenth of the price you'd pay at The Met, Covent Garden or La Scala. It's worth a visit for the building itself. Beautiful galleries, staircases, chandeliers and other opulence. That's in addition to the stunning auditorium. When we were there there was also a free art exhibition.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We based our trip to Warsaw around the Opera. We went to see two productions Aida and Mary Stewart. The orchestra on both nights were brilliant. The singing was also very good in particular during Mary Stewart. (However this is a review of the Opera theatre and not the productions!) The venue is stunning - the seats are comfortable and... More 

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Bochum, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We came here to see a show in German. The building itself is beautiful and the theater is huge. The tickets were cheaper than a lot of other big European cities. However, we were just not so convinced by the performance and had a hard time following the story, even my husband who is a native German speaker and knew... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Spent an evening at the Opera Narodowa in the Teatr Wielki-Narodni . It is a magnificent theatre both in it's performance area, large yet feels personal in ambience - and the large foyer areas. If you're used to paying way over the odds at other opera houses, you'll be very pleasantly surprised here, for tourists it's very affordable. The general... More 

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Really amazing with tickets for great performances at affordable price. I was really amazed by quality of scenes and performance ! Love going there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Polish national theater was built in XIX century and destroyed by germans during IIWW. It was rebuilt and now is amazing piece of art.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you are looking for something to do in the evening, or just have an evening to kill, and happened to be into classical music, come here. This season I've been here 5 times. The Don Quixote ballet on Sunday morning was terrible. The audience was applauding every 5 minutes as it was a show on an eastern bazaar. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Here have some opera let you watch ,just no provide any music concert or performance ,ballet show also no provided ,highly recommended watch in Kraków

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We saw the opera William Tell by Rossini on a Wednesday night. Although the theatre says it doesn't have a dress policy; please dress up (no jeans or trainers) if you visit as you will feel left out if you do not. The theatre itself is very large and has a delicately decorated interior; arrive a little early to have... More 

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