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German State Opera (Deutsche Staatsoper)

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Address: Unter den Linden 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 203540
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This central Berlin performance hall is one of the city's three primary...

This central Berlin performance hall is one of the city's three primary venues for opera and ballet.

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I had the opportunity to take a tour of the opera, which is currently being reconstructed. It is a historical building, which hopefully will be as beautiful as it was before. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to take a tour of the opera, which is currently being reconstructed. It is a historical building, which hopefully will be as beautiful as it was before. I was impressed by the roof's decoration and that the traditional elements are mixed with the modern ones. I hope that I will be able to attend a performance... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were lucky to be under 33 years old and thus be able to buy great tickets for a Tosca performance for 10 euro's each! I highly recommend to dedicate an evening in Berlin to the Staats Opera. Even though today they are based in Schiller's Theatre due to the reconstruction of the main Opera Building in the very city... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We were still so lucky, that we have been in the old Staatsoper - before they started to reconstruct. It is a wonderful opera house, and hopefully it will be after the works as beautiful as it was. Nowadays the play in the Schiller Theater - most probably this is the confusion in the reviews.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I had the distinct pleasure of being at the premiere of Deutsche Staatsoper production Steffani's "Amor Vien dal Destino" on April 23. It is one of the most impressive and enjoyable entertainments I have ever seen. The concept, staging, production, and costumes worked together with the virtuosity and commitment of Rene Jacobs, the Academy of Ancient Music of Berlin and... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I attended the good Friday performance of Parsifal at the Staatsoper in the wonderful Schiller theatre The cast and especially the chorus were fantastic and sang the whole thing beautifully under the direction of Daniel Barenboim who controlled the whole evening both orchestra and stage with the most wonderful use of light and shade in Wagners music. Cast to point... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

It is not old and beautifull opera buildig as in Vienna, Odessa or Paris- but also nice. We saw ballet there and was vey happy that visited this place. Suggest to book tickets in advance online. Very close from U-metro station

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

The State Opera House or the Staatoper is a grand building built in the Classical style. It is one of the oldest buildings of Berlin as it was completed in 1743. It was designed lavishly by Knobelsdorf. It used to be the Court Opera House until a fire ruined it in 1843. The building was reconstructed immediately. Next destruction of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

First of all, there was a guy selling a large variety of preztels (brezels) outside the opera house. I immediately bought a pepita covered one. Walking into the building the staff was lined up the center of the stairs with glasses of wine and water to take as you passed. We then proceeded to a lovely lounge area that was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

One of Berlin's three opera houses, the Deutsche Staatsoper is located in the city's famous Unter den Linden avenue and not far from the Mitte. It often houses modern versions from the classic opera repertoire. The building itself is also a gem.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately I was too late to see their opera season; however, I heard the orchestra under Mehta conducting Mahler's third symphony at the Philharmonic Hall. I can say the orchestra has to be one of the finest in Europe. I am an opera fanatic, but this concert was a concert of a lifetime

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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