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Grand Theatre de Geneve

Neighbourhood: Hollande
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Address: 11, boulevard du Theatre, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 322 50 50
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Best opera house in the world in the past...still extremely good today

You are never disappointed at the Grand Théâtre. The Opera House has an amazing accoustics and usually brings some of the world best performers and pays a lot of attention to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 March 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

Went there to see an opera in April - it was very expensive for what it was (good, but not exceptionally so) - on par or even perhaps more expensive than Paris, Milan and London (depends on the night). The owners have made a lot of effort to improve the venue in terms of repertoire and casting - and it's... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

As usual, the Grand Théâtre fails in its ability to have a consistent high standard. Das Reingold had wonderful scenery, great staging but let itself down with some voices that were just not quite up to standard and some rather out of tune playing in the brass section. Then, when the 6 golden harps appeared on stage at the end... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

You are never disappointed at the Grand Théâtre. The Opera House has an amazing accoustics and usually brings some of the world best performers and pays a lot of attention to scenic arrangements. You can book along your ticket your dinner at their restaurant, but another way is just to sip some champagne in the upper floor gallery which is... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Really high quality ballets, concerts and operas. Operas are subtitled in French and English. Usually fully booked several weeks in advance, think about buying your tickets online.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

Went to see a show and thought I would be sitting through 3 hours of French lyrics trying to guess at the plotline. To my surprise they have a screen above the stage displaying the lyrics being sung in both French and English, an absolutely wonderful idea, I would recommend it for a night out though the tickets are VERY... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

We went to a ballet performance in the Gran Theatre, but it was the Gran Ballet Nationale de Chine, not a local company. The theater itself is not overpoweringly large, and most sightlines appear to be decent. The music was not live, so we can't really assess the acoustics for a normal performance.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Superb quality of performance in a wonderful venue.This is one of Europe's top opera houses, and the standard is very high.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

I like the opera in Geneva a lot, it is in a really nice building, unfortunately they re-decorated the "Grand Salle" in a modern (a bit tasteless in my opinion) fashion and they do not have any airconditioning, so you are better off in winter !

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Excellent place to see an opera and enjoy the classical music. Tickets can be hard to obtain.

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Geneva
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

We go here 5 or 6 times a year the last time being in May for Mignon. It is quite a lovely opera house - and reminds me a bit of Garnier in Paris. The acoustics are quite good and we have never had a seat with a bad view. However, the seating is a bit cramped - not a... More 

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