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Bayerische Staatsoper

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Address: Max-Joseph-Platz 2, 80539 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 89 21851920
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The best place in the city to view opera and ballet, although it can be a...

The best place in the city to view opera and ballet, although it can be a tough ticket.

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Amazing theater, outstanding staff!

I've been at the Bayerische Staatsoper twice in January/2017 and both times had an amazing experience. The place is gorgeous and the staff is incredible: the dancers show accurate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Salvador, BA
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Salvador, BA
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been at the Bayerische Staatsoper twice in January/2017 and both times had an amazing experience. The place is gorgeous and the staff is incredible: the dancers show accurate technique combined with passionate body expression! Must also mention the "Vorderhaus" team, receptioning more than attentively, and its manager, Charles Maxwell, an outstanding professional that really makes the difference in his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Affordable prices Very nice decorum Amazing performance, really world class Enjoyable break with food and wine at descent prices Overall a memorable evening

Thank romain_fontenay
South-East District, Botswana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Not worth a trip. It's is just so plain and generic. If you want something to admire and enjoy for it's design, maybe consider a different country.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This tour is a showstopper! It was like being allowed behind the scenes at Disney or the green curtain to see the wizard. The areas that are always open to the general ticket buying public are lovely and it is nice to learn the history of the building etc but the real gem is the back stage access to dressing... More 

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Seattle, WA
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Second time at this opera house and I wasn't disappointed - a new, avant garde, Eruo-modern production of Puccini's Turandot was a spectacle to see and hear. Conservative theater-goers will questions some of the artistic choices, but the Bavarian Staatsoper is one of Europe's top opera houses, on par with Vienna, Berlin, London, and even La Scala. Keep an open... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Clearly an incredible opera house. The building is truly like a music temple. The exterior and the interior are quite imposing, but the auditorium itself is particularly impressive with fantastic acoustics. Went there for Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth under Kirill Petrenko's direction and I enjoyed every minute of it. Anja Kampe as Katerina Izmailova was simply perfect, stunning performance.

Thank drdjhr
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The place itself is a beautiful piece of architecture. Inside and outside just amazingly beautiful. When it comes to the performances it's a matter of taste. One thing for sure though: it's a bit pricy to watch a show. But an experience that's usually worth it.

Thank bahrawia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The opera house and bars are a wonder and well worth a visit. The performance of Donizetti's "La Favourite" wasn't ideal - poor costume and set design and no discernable choreography; reminiscent of a bunch of singing commuters lost in a 1960s public library. For only the second time in dozens of opera attendances we left at the interval and... More 

Thank JamesRowe
Kurseong, India, Asia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Touch of Greek style architecture. Grand building. Music is in the air. Pity didn't get to see a recital inside.

Thank Anshumanafsa
Kastoria, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

my first touch with classiv music was in vienna and in munich in 1986 and 1987..and i have attented many concerts and operas and was an incredible experience...since then whenever i go to those cities i search for a concert or an opera of mozart or other composer..and i enjoy my time there.its a status symbol of the intelectual of... More 

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