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Boston Opera House

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Address: 539 Washington St., Boston, MA
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2016 Nutcracker- Excellent

This year's (2016) Nutcracker was excellent. The dancing was superb, and the service in the Opera House was quite good as well. It was a perfect activity for the holiday season.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year's (2016) Nutcracker was excellent. The dancing was superb, and the service in the Opera House was quite good as well. It was a perfect activity for the holiday season.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my granddaughter and daughter to see "The Nutcracker." We had a wonderful, memorable experience! The theater was decorated beautifully for the holidays and the staff could not have been more friendly! My granddaughter needed to run to the bathroom during the 2nd act and as we were coming out she heard "The dance of the sugarplum fairies" starting,... More 

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Thank Kate H
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovingly restored theater is remarkable. Regardless of the event you see here, you'll be amazed at how beautiful this French/Italianate designed venue is. We've seen many productions here, most recently The Boston Ballet's Nutcracker. It did not disappoint. What I love about this theater is that, even in the balcony, there's a sense of intimacy ... no seat is... More 

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Thank nottinghall
Portland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Nutcracker with relatives yesterday for the 1 pm show and found the experience to be amazing. The Opera House architecture and art work makes you feel like you are in Europe. The ballet and music was mesmerizing. I am not sure there is a better way to get you in the holiday spirit. I noticed that... More 

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Thank rdoherty02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful performance in a beautiful space. A truly magical experience. The music and set design are especially spectacular. If one has the opportunity, I highly recommend catching a performance here.

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boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Went for the Nutcracker first time in this theater and it was a beautiful well maintained theater, looks like most seats have a great view. The theater was very well organized. Worth the $$

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Had one night left in Boston and we decided to take in a show. Jersey Boys. The show was fun and a good excuse to spend a night sitting after walking all day.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

From my first concert to today, I am awed by the splendor and majesty of the Opera House. I imagine patrons of another era in formal dress to match the magnificence of the Opera House. Today, as it was then, the venue is ideal for theater. Parking is readily available as is public transportation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

No need to post photos, because others have posted so many and it STILL doesn't do justice to how beautiful this theatre is. I've been twice in the last year and am simply awestruck. Aside from the beauty and majesty, the management seems to really have things in hand. There are PLENTY of staff to guide you and assist in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The opera house is beautiful and well worth a visit. They have high quality productions. The seats are small and tight. On a recent visit, I was disappointed that patrons were allowed to be seated after the show began. This was quite disruptive and made the first 10 minutes much less enjoyable. The woman who directs visitors in the women's... More 

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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