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“Magnificent Rigoletto” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Opernhaus Zurich

Opernhaus Zurich
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$35.03*
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Zurich Highlights Tour
Ranked #19 of 205 things to do in Zurich
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Owner description: This famous performance hall, built in the late 19th century, hosts frequent dramatic and musical events.
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Magnificent Rigoletto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

located in a wonderful building in Zurich's best spot, the Opera House produces excellent plays with the best artists.

Visited June 2013
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“A night of magic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Was fortunate enough to be a guest for a performance here of Fidelio. The setting and seats were superb, and you can easily be distracted by the gorgeous surroundings. It lived up to my expectations of a famous site for opera.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Cosy ambience and great quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

The house is small, especially compared to Paris or New York, but for this very reason we felt very involved in the performance, we could see the faces of the singers. Great Orchestra and nice service.

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Best Opera House in Switzerland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

I have seen many performances at this beautiful opera house and recommend it highly. There was never enough parking, but now after major reconstruction, a new parking facility removes that negative. There is a new director and there have been major changes to the artistic staff, but it still has outstanding acoustics and performances, with sometimes unremarkable scenery. One of the highlights of my musical life was attending a performance of, " La Juive," where Neil Shicoff sang the lead tenor role...he stopped the performance with a 5 minute ovation...amazing! My friend knew one of the singers, so we went backstage after the performance and met several lead singers...a magic night, indeed.

Visited November 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“One of the World GREAT Opera Houses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Zürich has one of the best opera houses and companies in the world. The company is gifted with an embarrassment of talent. The continuing complaint for anyone going to the house is the sometimes odd or even bizarre stagings. If you can concentrate on the great performance and ignore the bad sets, this is a great place to see opera. There are no bad seats.

Visited June 2013
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