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Opernhaus

Augustusplatz 12, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 1261261
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Top class house

One of Germany's best opera companies and featuring the wonderful Gewandhausorchester as well. The... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Peter H
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London, United Kingdom
Full of character

The architecture of the opera house is very beautiful, especially at night. When the lights are... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Phi S
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

One of Germany's best opera companies and featuring the wonderful Gewandhausorchester as well. The building itself if quite elegant in a 60s DDR sort of way.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The architecture of the opera house is very beautiful, especially at night. When the lights are lit, the place is full of character. There is a fountain in front, together with the lighting gives the place a 'magical' feel.

1  Thank Phi S
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It had to pleasure to go Le Nozze de Figaro (Mozart) and I enjoyed every minute of it. Not only because of the excellent cast, but also because of the surprisingly well acoustics in this fine concert hall. The ticketing procedure at the website went...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Saw Piraten (Pirates of Penzance) an super production, nice interior. The only negative side is that as a tourist on the website one thinks that the production is in the Leipzig Opera House, but it isnt. I and 11 other people found themselves in front...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

While in Leipzig I had to go see a Wagner Opera, it's only fitting. The Opera Haus is beautiful and very well kept. It was a much smaller Opera house than most I have been to, but it was a pleasant surprise. The production was...More

1  Thank barbabelle00
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was fortunate enough to visit this opera house for a rare event Wagner's Ring sung on 4 consecutive evenings. The opera house website is very well laid out and ordering the tickets online was so easy and they arrived by post shortly after. The...More

3  Thank Greatscot47
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This building was erected by the communist government in the 1960s, and one has to say that they did an excellent job. From the outside it's about as inoffensive as a large '60s building can be, but you don't watch an opera from outside the...More

4  Thank Sensualist
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

Four nights in a row at this opera house allowed me to get a good impression. The staff were very friendly; seats were comfortable and it was well laid out for entry and exit - unlike other opera houses I have visited.

1  Thank SimonT262
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

A while ago we had an opportunity to see a Rocky Horrow Show performed at Leipzig Opera House and have only the greatest things to say about the venue: ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! The building itself is magnificent and grandeur - the staff is super friendly and...More

Thank KarolaRS
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

We saw Wagner's Rheingold and the Walkuere recently. A mildly modernistic production, great singing, great playing by the Gewandhaus orchestra (which is both an opera and a symphonic orchestra). The building is 1950's East German modern but refurbished recently, the seats are very comfortable and...More

3  Thank martin_berlin
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Stephen B
5 October 2017|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
You aren't serious. Why on earth would a German opera house provide English surtitles? Do British opera houses provide German surtitles? Leipzig offers German surtitles. Obviously.
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Greatscot47
17 July 2015|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Obviously. It's a major city.
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