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“Visited chess”

Goteborg Opera (Goteborgsoperan)
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Ranked #11 of 136 things to do in Gothenburg
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

The Swedish people enjoy going out in the evening and spending money for culture. When the culture turns out to be Swedish-based (ABBA) so much the better.

If you are interested in torturing yourself in a rather uncomfortable seat, in a place with about as much romance is a jail, and pounding your brain with extremely loud music, and having to pay serious money for this pleasure that this is an ideal location for you.

Yes, this senior visitor walked out. Really could not understand how the other people (and it was darn-near sold out) could put up with this garbage.

Thank TheSwedishBeaver
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I asked for the cheapest ticket and paid about £11.00. Then decided to get the meal deal; dinner and ticket for about £30.00 - very good value - a lovely prawn salad with a glass of wine.
The opera was CHESS in Swedish. The theatre was packed and the atmosphere was fantastic. I had a seat quite high up but the usher let me change to a seat lower down after the interval as there was a spare place. I had a great view and a great evening.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

saw a good show of "Chess", - but it was still a bit annoying to not get a word of the dialogues (it was all in swedish) - of course, i knew that before. - actors and singers of good quality! The opera house is easy to book, - all rows are perfectly shaped to have an excellent view!

2  Thank penelope44
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Despite that the opera is in a relatively small city it holds a opera house that is close to world class. They put on great performances of classic and more modern operas, great ballet performances and the only weakness is the musicals which by the way rarely are vebrant enough in Sweden. But especially the operas are great, I saw 3 different performances last year and all were top class from coreography to orchestra. Their version of Turandot which I saw last November was absolutely magnificent from beginning to end. Come early and enjoy the location of the opera house right by the riverside and it´s beutiful lobby

1  Thank Flemming N
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The opera house is quite nice. The design is interesting and the atmosphere is informal. The quality of the opera and the ballet is often quite good. It´s not that difficult to get tickets. Although, make sure that you get seats with a good view.

Thank Mats007
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