Estonian National Opera

Estonian National Opera, Tallinn: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Estonian National Opera Reviews: 4.5/5

Estonian National Opera
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PBTravelstheWorld
Woodinville, WA396 contributions
Petite Opera House - looks what's on and go!
Sep 2019
Lovely petite opera house that often has tickets available. If you do go, the stalls are on a hardwood floor and you sit in chairs that are moveable. Rubber or soft soled shoes are a good idea to minimize sound. Their are several photos around the building showing it's history and even a small area that they left to show the original painting in comparison to how they have very carefully restored the decorative painting. They present many things here that are not opera, so look at the schedule for music and theater as well.
Written August 21, 2020
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BartvK
Utrecht, The Netherlands196 contributions
Great music, great food
Feb 2020 • Business
Together with some colleagues, my wife and me visited the opera to watch La bohème. It was a very good performance, with great singing, especially from the male main character. The building is very nice, though the stage is rather small. With clever light projections it was made to look bigger. The food afterwards in the Estonian restauran was very good. The general atmosphere is relaxed and the service is very friendly. We had a wonderful evening.
Written February 22, 2020
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Hawk470
Baltimore, MD2,544 contributions
First class all around
Sep 2019
A short walk through the charming Tammsaare Park, replete with intriguing sculptures, a statue of Estonia’s best-known writer and namesake for the park, A. H. Tammsaare, and, when we visited, a fascinating exhibit of photos of individuals and families encompassing the multiple ethnic groups among Estonia’s population, took us to one of the biggest surprises of our visit – the Estonian National Opera House.

The National Opera was performing “La Boheme” on our second night in town, so we picked up tickets at the box office the day before. The tickets were a comparative bargain, the seats had great sight lines and acoustics, and the performance, in Italian with Estonian and English surtitles, was top notch. Be sure to walk down the hallways at intermission to see the pictures of the current artistic companies and some photos of prior performances, including one of “West Side Story” which illustrates how global the arts are. After the performance we greatly enjoyed our stroll back through the park at night to the delightfully illuminated Old Town.

Check out the theater’s schedule before your trip. You may find an evening as memorable as ours.
Written December 9, 2019
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tiriak2017
Tallinn, Estonia19 contributions
Great balley
Nov 2019
Watched the ballet Snowwhite and seven dwarfs with 7-year old and we both enjoyed it a lot. Stage design was very interesting and made the story live.
Written November 10, 2019
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Frantisek Ruzha
Prague, Czech Republic426 contributions
Estonians own opera-building
Oct 2019
This Estonian National Opera was built in the 20th century. It is nice to me that Estonians own a theater for the realisation of operas.
Written October 15, 2019
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TravelingLily2014
Niskayuna, NY325 contributions
Wonderful presentation of “West Side Story”
Aug 2019 • Couples
We saw that the opera house was in Tallinn and found tickets for a performance of “West Side Story”. It was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. The opera house itself is just lovely. Although it is rather small, it is well-designed and the seats were extremely comfortable. The production was excellent. On the night we attended, Maria, Tony and Anita were played by British singers. Others were from the Baltic countries. Dancing, singing, acting and orchestra were all top-notch.
Written August 24, 2019
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Natalja M
The Hague, The Netherlands1,146 contributions
Surprisingly great Theater
Aug 2019 • Family
Even though the building is not as modern as some of the world’s theaters are, however, the stage and the acoustics here is just perfect!

We’ve happened to be in Tallin on the evening of International Ballet Gala took place.

The Tickets for this Gala were sold out, luckily the last two tickets were meant for us. Despite the seats in the very last raw of this theater , the view of the podium was pretty ok.

During the break we’ve admired the Amazing Estonian National opera building layout made from marzipan
And tasty pastries in the cafe of the theater!
Written August 11, 2019
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YO_LOOK_AT_ME
San Antonio, TX2,065 contributions
Missed Opportunity
Jun 2019
Only had the chance to see the exterior of the building, but it looked interesting nevertheless; hopefully next time a show.
Written August 6, 2019
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK1,893 contributions
Lovely Building
Jul 2019 • Friends
The original Estonian National Opera House was built in 1913, destroyed by Russian bombing in 1944 and rebuilt a few years later. Situated just outside the Old Town, it is possible to do a guided tour around the building.
Written July 22, 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines19,682 contributions
In 1913 this was the largest building in Tallinn
May 2019 • Solo
The Opera House or National theater is locates just outside the old city and is a really impressive building with two auditoriums. It was damaged by Soviet bombing during the war but was re-opened in 1947. In the same area there are footprints of Estonian stars, just like in Hollywood (except it is handprints there).
Written June 23, 2019
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