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“great opera”(7 reviews)
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The best place in the city to view opera and ballet, although it can be a tough ticket.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Max-Joseph-Platz 2, 80539 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 21851920
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We saw "Don Giovanni" and loved the performance and appreciated the unique setting/interpretation of this opera. I noticed some Tripadvisor commentary re: ticket purchases; I purchased online Jan 21 for a March 14 performance and did not have any issues although admittedly, there were not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BetsyBtravelin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see an opera here while visiting Munich in February, 2019. Check out Larry Z's review, below, with the excellent description of the online ticket purchasing process. By the time we started looking, the first batch of online tickets was sold out, so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EnochWallace
Reviewed 25 January 2019

Hi, I just messed up my ticket order so decided to share what I wish I'd known before: For non-locals there are two ways to get tickets: A WRITTEN order and an ONLINE order. The WRITTEN is available 3 months ahead and the ONLINE exactly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank Larry Z
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Bought two expensive tickets as a Christmas present to see the nutcracker. It seemed to be a modern interpretation and the only link I saw to the original nutcracker was that Clara (or some other name they changed it to) held a nutcracker toy every...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ptoebug
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

The interior of this theatre is all you could expect from an opera house. It’s charm is complimented by outstanding refreshment service with many types of food and drink available. A very large cloakroom caters for winter clothes and there is parking in the square...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This is a beautiful opera house!! This is a beautiful building and very worthwhile to visit. I highly recommend it!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I only discovered that these tours existed as the guide on our walking tour mentioned it. One can book online or at the box office, and costs €10. The tour takes about 1 1/4 hours and includes going backstage (which is *gigantic* !).

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bettagettalife
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The Nationaloper is one of the great houses in the world, with excellent acoustics and good sight lines, and it is always a delight to attend a performance in it. This time it was The Marriage of Figaro, which featured several fine performances, especially Federico...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank operalover939
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Amazing, gorgeous opera house and theatre. Saw a superb version of L'elisir d'amore with Vittorio Griggolo, amongst others. Beautiful production, imaginative with first class voices. Interesting to see the Munich glitterati out in their Sunday best!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank amelia l
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We were lucky enough to hear a gala performance by Edita Gruberova at the opera house. The venue is of surreal beauty and the singing was hauntingly thrilling. We shall never forget her performance of the Don Giovanni aria - singing like that takes decades...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter B
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19 November 2018|
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Response from traveller45Germany | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for the late reply. I am not aware of any reselling agency. If you look at the Opera internet site there is now a place where private person can sell their tickets at the regular price, in case they are not able to... More
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Response from paralia_katerini | Reviewed this property |
visit the site of bayerische staatsoper and see in the programm
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