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Bayerische Staatsoper
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Ranked #39 of 334 things to do in Munich
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The best place in the city to view opera and ballet, although it can be a tough ticket.
Reviewed August 20, 2013

An amazing array of operas is offered here every year and the Opera Festival in July is always worth a visit.
The stagings can be controversial, but the music is just fabulous.
Comfortable seats and friendly ushers.
Watch the chandelier being lifted before each performance and marvel at the mechanics.

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We visited during the Opera Festival and were only able to get standing tickets for a performance of Boris Gudinov. The performance was fine (not among my favorite operas, admittedly) and the staging was interesting, but the place was like an oven. We stayed till the end but would have left earlier had there been an intermission. The opera house itself looked a bit down at heel, kind of shop-worn. Perhaps it suffered by comparison with the gorgeous Vienna opera house. The standing tickets, very cheap at around 12 euro, were tightly packed and claustrophobic. In all honesty though, I probably would not have enjoyed the 175 euro seats much more on such a hot night. The air in the place was stifling. I was impressed at how seriously people there took the opera experience - few people left even though it was impossibly hot and uncomfortable. We were a bit put out, as well, that the opera staff shooed us out of the main entrance area when we tried to get a picture of our daughter - no photos allowed (! - without any discernible reason or explanation)

3  Thank travlelf
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Highly recommended to take a tour of the place. it is beautiful inside and outside. if you can, see a show there.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Somewhat expensive compared to a lot of city operas, but quite simply the very best that Europe has to offer in terms of soloists, chorus, choreography, set. Opera dress code is expected.

3  Thank James S
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I went on a Sunday, and had the tour at 14:00. The guide made a big effort in explaining everything in English after the German and we received guides.
I was a bit disappointed that they did not allow us on the stage or in the orchestra pit because of a lighting rehearsal, but they could maybe give an indication when purchasing your ticket that there is a possibility that you would not go on the stage. That was the thing I looked forward to most. But overall very impressive!

4  Thank JoaletR
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