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“Zauberflute and Tosca” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Opernhaus

Opernhaus
Ranked #25 of 144 things to do in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence
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Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Zauberflute and Tosca”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

Great opera house.
The architecture is very typical the post WW2 era. Well maintained. It's not a large opera house, but it has good acoustics and an amazing, very versatile set.
Both performances I went to see had amazing decors. Truly a good experience.
Excellent website to order tickets ahead of time.
One major false note: during the breaks, the service is really to slow. P
Prices are very reasonable!

Visited October 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wonderful opera in Leipzig”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

The three opera productions we attended were excellent. We enjoyed the opera house and the people who enthusiastically attended the productions. A great asset to the city of Leipzig!

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
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“Great venue for viewing opera”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

The large Leipzig opera house provides excellent, spacious seating that affords good views and good listening from anywhere in the theater.

Lyrics are posted on a large screen above the stage to make it easier to understand what is being sung. The posting is in German.

The orchestra provided a skilled accompaniment to Parsifal which I witnessed there.

Visited May 2013
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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Feel like a head of State”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

If you are lucky enough to be able to get tickets for one of the two "Loge" - i.e. Boxes at the Opera. You have your own private entrance - even a lift. At the top is a sitting room with cloakroom and two lavatories. The is a door to a boardroom - at least on the left (Links) side where obviously decisions of state were made in the days of the GDR. In the box are four tiers seating 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 but we were only so were able to spread out. The sitting room is ideal to bring your own food and drink for those long intervals in a Wagner work or even to stretch out and sleep on the comfortable sofa if it all gets too much.

Great Opara house otherwise - all seats comfortable with tremendous leg room. Strolling areas as good as any modern house though loos can be a bit crowded in the intervals.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Stalin architecture can be beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

The opera house in Leipzig is a total gem. Really stalinistic but with taste and not cheap. Luckily they left out the labourer frescoes you often have to endure in other buildings of this kind. The building is very well preserved or restored. The furniture seems to be still all original. The orchestra has always been famoius (with good reason). Do go.

Visited April 2013
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