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Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

ul. plac Teatralny 1, Warsaw 00-077, Poland
+48 22 692 02 00
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Beutiful operahouse with stunning performances

A lovely building inside and out. Beauthiful architecture! Nice big scene and also good Room for... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Alexandra S
Gothenburg, Sweden
Perfect place for a cultural evening with music and ballet.

With a great orchestra, stage design and dance, every viewer will cross over to another world... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Julita Ż
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The Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera is Poland's leading opera, ballet and concert venue, where rich tradition and a clear vision for the future meet. Offering each season a host of first-rate productions - many developed in co-production with international partners - the opera house contributes significantly to the richness of Poland's cultural life. The Teatr Wielki's building, erected in the first half of the 19th century according to a design by Italian architect Antonio Corazzi, was a haven for Polish culture and heritage at a time when the country was under foreign occupation from 1772 to 1918. After a short spell of Poland's independence, the Teatr Wielki was turned into rubble as Warsaw succumbed to German forces at the onset of World War II. Rebuilt from ruins, the opera house reopened just over 50 years ago, in 1965, and is currently home to the Polish National Opera, Polish National Ballet, and Opera Gallery. It is a place where the universal idea of synthesis of the arts has been consistently put in action, providing audiences with superb works by leading contemporary artists to see and savour. Being a thoroughly modern institution, it draws from the synergy of various ideas, goals, and aspirations.
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ul. plac Teatralny 1, Warsaw 00-077, Poland
Śródmieście Północne
+48 22 692 02 00
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

A lovely building inside and out. Beauthiful architecture! Nice big scene and also good Room for the musicians and that is always a plus. We saw the balet swanlake and it was stunning!! Nice bar as well :)

Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

With a great orchestra, stage design and dance, every viewer will cross over to another world. Beautiful interior of the building is an additional asset.

Thank Julita Ż
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

TEATR WIELKI POLISH NATIONAL OPERA is an outstanding piece of architecture. This is Polands most opulent opera houses and it is huge. I have no interest in Opera but I do love the buildings that they are performed in and this opera house is amazing...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Huge theatre just impossible to miss, even only because of its incredible dimensions. Not very elegant from the outside in my opinion and a bit too grey. Still worth to visit.

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were thrilled that one of our favourite operas, La Traviata, was in performance at this beautiful Theatre during our visit. It was staged as a modern setting and after a few minutes, this was quite natural and enjoyable. The singing was marvellous, the soaring...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The biggest theater I've ever seen. Musical experience - unforgettable. This place you have to visit

Thank brownieeadam
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The grandest polish theatre in Poland, almost 2100 seats in2 auditoriums plus Redutowe concert halls. Director Dąbrowski made from this great place something unique, high-class opera singers, conductors, choir and orchestra.My favorite place in Warsaw and whole Poland !!!

Thank 737beatar
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Despite reading that the Teatr Wielki was the largest theatre in Europe I wasn't expecting it to top Covent Garden ROH, however, I was so wrong, everything, and I mean everything, about the building and performance, Don Quixote, was perfect. In fact the production was...More

1  Thank andieward
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This theater is located in between Warsaw City and Warsaw Old Town. Known as the Grand Theater in Warsaw which is officially the largest theater in Europe.

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This institution is a complex that includes poland's national theater, opera and Ballet. They are playing very high level productions , and you don't have to be an opera expert to enjoy it . Because the famous grand performances that you will see, will impress...More

2  Thank jaytourel
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I would print them in advance. I didn't see anyone using their phone.