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Grand Theatre de Geneve

Neighbourhood: Hollande
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Address: 11, boulevard du Theatre, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
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+41 22 322 50 50

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Geneva - Switzerland - Grand Theatre de Geneve - Impressive building

This stands in a wonderful area across the road and square from the Parc de Bastions. It is truly an impressive structure which is architecturally wonderful and a sight to see. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2016
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Crassier, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Same Opéra operation different setting - as I said above the Grand Theatre is currently in a temporary location near the UNHCR building. Sound was nonetheless amazing and they kindly moved us from the very back to front row seats, just in front of the orchestra. The most recent opera (Christmas gift from my kids, with there presence as well)... More 

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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This stands in a wonderful area across the road and square from the Parc de Bastions. It is truly an impressive structure which is architecturally wonderful and a sight to see. I didn't get inside but admired the building from the exterior.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Attended the Opera "DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE" by W.A. Mozart and with Pretty Yunde as Pamina on New Year's eve and it was a marvellous experience. If you are either hungry or thirsty, just make sure you head straight for the bar during the interlude as wait can be very long.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

I have been fortunate enough to attend operas here. When the diplomatic community is invited, a band is positioned outside. They play as guests walk up the steps. It is a pretty cool experience. The building facing the park with the Reformation Wall has a grand facade. The interiors outside of the theater proper are grand too with heavily decorated... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

it's a very nice, old theater but the seats are so uncomfortable. I've learned that it will be renovated very soon -next season maybe. I've watched the Fidelio, and realized that I missed classical opera productions so much. It had a very good staging, showing all the facilities and abilities of the stage. I hope it will acquire better facilities... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

The theatre is across the road from Bastions Park, and looks beautiful from the outside. Tickets are expensive and hard to get too so plan early!

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Sorocaba, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

A classical theatre, if you are there, do not miss seeing. But the prices are high, consistent with the cost of living in Geneva.

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Thank Cesar C
Lyons-la-Foret, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

grand theater with the most perfect acoustics oozeing with remarkable performers a true date with my dreams. some people have said expensive but what is the price for true beauty?!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

I went to watch a russian opera or something of a weird gender... not bad but it was hard to get the whole thing while you hear russian monologues, listen to classical music and try to read the monologue in french. The theater is great though... great acoustic and details. Try to buy in advance. Prices may go from 60CHF... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Close to Parc des Bastions, large theatre with very good acoustic qualities. The Season program is very good with some remarkable performers. The Orchestre de ls Suisse Romande, with many talented musicians provides the music.

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