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Bucharest National Opera House

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Address: 70-72, Mihail Kogalniceanu Boulevard, Bucharest, Romania
Phone Number: +40 21 314 6980
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Beautiful show in gorgeous venue

We saw a performance of Carmen here over the weekend, and it was incredible. The venue is so beautiful and grand, and people really get dressed up. The loge seating was a bit too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We saw a performance of Carmen here over the weekend, and it was incredible. The venue is so beautiful and grand, and people really get dressed up. The loge seating was a bit too warm and the show was quite long (4 acts with breaks in between each act) but it was an incredible experience. Worth visiting the building to... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Visited here with our guide Alina and were very impressed (we wouldn't have known we could visit without her). The acoustics are amazing with impressive staircases and paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This opera house is relatively modern, but built in opulent style of the classic european opera houses. Romanian musicians are great and if you are an opera fan you should absolutely watch a performance. We watched a great "La bohème" from great seats for about £6.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Was trying to get a good look at this Opera house ( as most around the world are magnificent) but there was a large barricade around it. The dome type roof looked good tho

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Romanian Opera House is an amazing building from an architectural standpoint and houses performances of both opera and ballet.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

As there were no shows scheduled during our visit, we were hoping to at least admire the building from inside. Unfortunately, no tours are available inside (unless you bribe the guard, which we were not willing to do). So, we walked around the building to find out it is sort of neglected and not that impressive, after all. Too bad.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Contemporary dance we saw was of a very high standard. Prices are very economical - 55 lei for 4th row stalls. Book on line and take image of ticket pdf on your phone to get in. Beautiful classical interior

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Saw Cosi Fan Tutte. Attended during the week when many seats were unsold. Went for the most expensive seats at around £28 and had a private box for just the two of us. The most expensive seats also include interval champagne served in a private room. The production seemed professional although the sets were more of the 'budget' variety and... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

From outside it is not so much attractive, but inside is very nice. It is small and compact, and they have very good performances.

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Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Last I saw Alina Cojocaru dancing was some years ago at the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in London and I queued for several hours for a seat the day of the performance, Evgenij Onegin. It was a magical event. In Bucharest last March, I could only catch the Oedipe performance but no ballet: I hoped though that on my... More 

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