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“A Night at the OPERA”
Review of L'Opera de Vichy

L'Opera de Vichy
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Vichy
Certificate of Excellence
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Vichy, France
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Night at the OPERA”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Vichy opera house is in the grand design of the majority of Europe's opera houses the internal decorations and facilities are in keeping with the design and comfort associated with this architecturally beautiful city. The opera presentation is extremely good, and boasts it's own orchestra. The orchestral players are good, unfortunately no stage design, but of course the singers are commensurate with what people would expect, not world leaders, but the presentation is always quite dramatic.If you are an Opera Fan it is not to be missed in season, and in my opinion would rank with any that you would find in France, other than PARIS.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Callington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“opera at Vichy”
Reviewed 24 August 2012

A classic theatre house of the belle époque, that provides a sumptuous but intimate environment. We went ot a performance of extracts from the operas of Offenbach (a sophisticated version of Gilbert and Sullivan) which was ideally suited to the environment. Vichy is well worth walking around. Our problem was finding somewhere to eat before the opera started and in the end had a hurried and somewhat expensive meal.

Visited June 2012
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Paris, France
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936 reviews
487 attraction reviews
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“Amazing sight to see, worth the visit and will go again”
Reviewed 26 October 2011

The internal structure of the Vichy opera house is amazing for a small city like Vichy. This is something I would have only expected to find in a large European city, but it is fabulous to find it in a small city in France. It also gives a great small community feel to the experience of attending the opera. As an English speaking person, I did struggle to follow the opera "Barber of Seville", as the opera itself was in Italian and the translation obviously in French, but it was great to just listen to the music and sit in this wonderful hall.

Visited September 2011
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