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“Very nice house; highly recommended”

Deutsche Oper am Rhein
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Toronto, Canada
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“Very nice house; highly recommended”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

The opera house in Duesseldorf is on the smallish side, which is all to the good. The sight lines are great even from the side. We saw and heard two one-act operas by Zemlinsky. The direction of the first, A Florentine Tragedy, was problematic, since the director chose to present the opera as a dream by Bianca. In my opinion it worked; my wife was less convinced. The second opera, The Dwarf, began slowly but picked up when the dwarf showed up. Astunning work, well sung by all and especially by Raymond Very in the title role.

Visited July 2013
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Erwitte, Germany
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“Opera - very fine on the Rhine”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Opera fans will not find the opera house in Dusseldorf lacking and may be surprised but the top quality company and programme in the "country". Prices are attractive and tickets are available for "everyone".
A wonderful find for Opera fans around the world !

Visited January 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“A real "find" for opera-lovers for many reasons”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

This so-called provincial opera house and company has a rather good programming record. Building is great with some allure, general voices and orchestra are very good. Good availability of tickets and ticket prices are attractive. For those who are used to visiting the top houses, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein does not suffer from the disadvantages such as paying top-dollar for a disappointing "economy" performance.

Visited February 2012
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“Opera Fine on the Rhine”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

In territory amidst companies from more reknown places like Vienna, Milan or Berlin, Dusseldorf Opera does just fine in a comparitive survey of relative quality, price, and ticket accessability.

In partnership with the nearby, neighboring Opera Duisberg, "Duetsch Oper am Rhein" consistantly produces top-notch performances, leaning toward a traditional program, but in a pleasantly non-traditional way. Conservative audiences always get plenty to enjoy on the schedule. If, like me, you enjoy operas that are almost over the top, bloody, macabre or humorous spectacles, you will find some special treats.

The opera is complimented by the fine Dusseldorfer Symphony, in a tasteful 1950's hall that saw renovations in 2005-'06. With a very solid ensemble of both long established vocalists, and cultivated younger talent, Dusseldorf Opera is well worth a visit. Check out a couple shows and the city in Springtime, and any opera lover will not be disappointed.

Visited March 2012
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