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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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I ordered a prosecco in the interval of a performance and I was charged over 30pln for HALF of the... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
p r
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Take a chance, it might work out.

Opening night, a late 19th century Polish opera is about to debut. Long-shot, maybe there might be... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
William F
Lima, Peru
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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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  • Average9%
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ul. plac Teatralny 1, Warsaw 00-077, Poland
Śródmieście Północne
+48 22 692 02 00
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I ordered a prosecco in the interval of a performance and I was charged over 30pln for HALF of the smallest flute possible. Too embarrassed to make a fuss in front of a large queue and felt taken advantage of - which spoilt an otherwise...More

1  Thank p r
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Opening night, a late 19th century Polish opera is about to debut. Long-shot, maybe there might be the odd ticket available? You bet. Only $70.00 CAD for first balcony, close to the stage. Excellent production, a bonus on the margins of an otherwise satisfying and...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This building is located in the area of Senatorska street, a great location indeed. Not far from the Old town either. Very fine example of exterior architecture, especailly the front fassade.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I went to watch a ballet show at the theatre. I had an absolutely great time. I sat in one of the boxes which I've never done before and I loved it. It had its own little private dressing room at the back of the...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Old and stylish. The theatre works well for traditional operas and modern award shows. It sounds great and has extra space to host post-show parties. Do visit a secret Empik Cafe in its building. It has books and records that may please enthusiasts of classical...More

Thank Tourist_Krzys
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Located in the heart of the old town (close to Sigi's column), it is one of the best opera scenes in the world and there are always top performers here. We couldn't fit it in due to the duration of our trip.

Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 28 August 2016

While in warsaw poland, if you have time in advance, you must try to see an opera or two, or just visit the building it self. It has magnificent scalptures.

Thank robert c
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice place. Comparable with la scala :) Very big with nice architecture. Near the old town. Super

Thank Piotr H
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Saw excellent productions of Aida & Maria Stuarda. World class singers for a tenth of the price you'd pay at The Met, Covent Garden or La Scala. It's worth a visit for the building itself. Beautiful galleries, staircases, chandeliers and other opulence. That's in addition...More

1  Thank jbelne
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We based our trip to Warsaw around the Opera. We went to see two productions Aida and Mary Stewart. The orchestra on both nights were brilliant. The singing was also very good in particular during Mary Stewart. (However this is a review of the Opera...More

1  Thank EddieLew
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Response from 737beatar | Reviewed this property |
It is great time to buy tickets for whole season!
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2 June 2016|
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Response from EddieLew | Reviewed this property |
I would print them in advance. I didn't see anyone using their phone.