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Opernhaus Zurich

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Neighbourhood: Hochschulen
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Address: Falkenstrasse 1, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
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+41 44 268 64 00

This famous performance hall, built in the late 19th century, hosts...

This famous performance hall, built in the late 19th century, hosts frequent dramatic and musical events.

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Beautiful House, Stunning Opera

The Opera House is beautiful, with good sight from my seat and a stunning performance of Faust. It was one of the most creative productions I've ever seen (and I travel around the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Opera House is beautiful, with good sight from my seat and a stunning performance of Faust. It was one of the most creative productions I've ever seen (and I travel around the world to see opera). Tours are offered of the opera house, but unfortunately not in English. (I do not recommend the German one if you don't speak... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great musicians, singers and dancers. I've been here in different occasions and it's always quite an experience! The scenarios are original and sometimes minimalist but deepen or help to make the libretto clearer. The building itself is beautiful and cosy at the same time. I hope to come back more often. Being expensive is the only BUT... 😭😭😭

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 568 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Opernhaus Zurich, or the Zurich Opera House is the home of musical and cultural performances in the city. The new venue was built over an older theatre that was burnt down. For a taste of ballet or the opera, this is as good as it gets. In fact, the Zurich Opera which performs here was voted the Opera House... More 

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agia paraskevi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The building of the opera is superb. We saw there the ballet Petruschka, music Igor Strabinsky. Also the ballet Sacre the same composer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

First time visiting and the venue was smaller than I would have expected. However, that smaller setting creates a very intimate setting. Great performance of Der Freischutz and the first time I had seen that Opera. Great stage setting and orchestra was one of the best. The venue is located next to the lake it’s a nice walk from many... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

When one gets inside the opera house for the first time, it is delightfully ornate but significantly smaller than many other houses. This makes for a more intimate experience and presumable means that productions have to be modified sometimes for the stage size. The calendar has an excellent selection of old favourites and others and we were very pleased with... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We attended Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliazzi and it was GREAT ! It is smaller than what it appears on the internet but simply beautiful. It is very classic and classy but you also sense the discrete renovation. Swiss quality at its best !

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I attended an impressive performance of the Zurich Ballet ("Anna Karenina"). Great auditorium, backstage obviously very up-to-date, overall a very good experience. The Zurich Ballet is clearly a first-class company with a creative director (Christian Spuck) and talented dancers at all levels. Orchestra was also splendid in a collage of Rachmaninov piano pieces mixed with Lutoslawski.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

A monument of art end architecture ,is an ornate building with a neo-classical facade adorned with a bust of Mozart ,Wagner and Weber, house of opera is also a host for music ,art ,and international competitions

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice looking building. Looks like watching an Opera would be nice here. It is lit up very nicely during the evening hours.

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