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“interesting place-evening”

Grand Theatre de Geneve
Ranked #51 of 149 things to do in Geneva
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“interesting place-evening”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

I went to watch a russian opera or something of a weird gender... not bad but it was hard to get the whole thing while you hear russian monologues, listen to classical music and try to read the monologue in french. The theater is great though... great acoustic and details. Try to buy in advance. Prices may go from 60CHF or more expensive...

Visited September 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Geneva Opera House”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Close to Parc des Bastions, large theatre with very good acoustic qualities. The Season program is very good with some remarkable performers. The Orchestre de ls Suisse Romande, with many talented musicians provides the music.

Visited July 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Night event”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are in Geneva mid September it's the beginning of the season and you might find a performance at your taste, opera, concert. Expensiive but good value for money.

Visited March 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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“Overpriced opera house”
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 definitely better than a few years ago - but there's still room for improvement. Only opera house that's worth going to in the area though.

Visited April 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Das Reingold”
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 of the opera, you could hear them the first time they played but not beyond that.

It is unfortunate that there is a continual lack of reliability in their productions. The opera house is very nice (especially from the front row of the second balcony) but the productions can be hit or miss. I actually enjoyed Das Reingold very much but, listening in on conversations on the bus home, it seemed that many didn't.

In the past I have been to productions and left at the interval because the staging has been so terrible. But. at the end of the day, music is very personal and how we react changes from person to person.

So, I would definitely suggest going to the Grand Théâtre and hope that you fall on one of their good productions. It's not cheap, though ..... for the same price you could go to La Scala ......

Visited March 2013
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