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Teatro Comunale di Bologna

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Address: Largo Respighi 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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I could feel the vibrancy of the city outside the opera house, as it’s situated right in the university area - the oldest university in the world. The decor and the atmosphere of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I could feel the vibrancy of the city outside the opera house, as it’s situated right in the university area - the oldest university in the world. The decor and the atmosphere of the opera house itself however brought me back to the early 20th century. We watched Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia in May 2016. The first session was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Very disappointed by this experience. Seating in the expensive seats was poor - virtually no knee room. Staging of the Barber of Seville was bizarre to say the least. Not sure what the director was trying to do but for me it didn't work. Singing was OK. Not a front line opera house on this showing!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Teatro Comunale is in student quarter and very popular with well heeled Bolognaise. Tickets are expensaive £70/£90 but worth it for the setting and the experience. You can book in person in Booking Office after 2.00. Cheaper than online and staff are very friendly. Queuing can take a while. We saw "Barber of Seville" in a modern setting. Great

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Bologna, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

It is a wonderful opera (and concert) house but years of mismanagements have had a great negative impact. A second row theater in the italian arena it is now trying to improve its rank. The outcome is uncertain: dramatic financial problems loom over the theater leaving little hope for the future.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful opera house where you are kept waiting outside and when the doors open tickets are checked by one person! Hopefully, the night I visited there was a reason for such chaos and understaffing. The auditorium itself is magnificent and the interval catering was very good!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

Very nice antique theatre with well-preserved wooden understage machinery. You have to make an appointment to visit it, but that is possible through http://www.perspectiv-online.org/ Very nice people and, if you’re a theatre lover, worth the trip

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Been here twice so far, once for "Tosca," a traditional treatment, and again for "MacBeth," which was a modern American production. Both were great. Sound and lighting are very good. Viewing is pretty good from seats on the floor. Theater itself is lovely and old and very classic. Balcony seats are rumored to have poor sight lines, although they are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

I attended the Doppia Notte on June 25th. A fabulous work of art, combining dance and music of the finest level. The choreography was so intense. The theatre itself is a masterwork of architecture, just celebrated their 250th birthday with a remarkable production of Gluck's Il Trionfo di Clelia. After the performance, outside, on Piazza Verdi, a drink, a panini,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

We attended the ballet here. It is situated in the university sector of town, which isn't the most scenic of areas but safe. We arrived early and went to the local 'pub' beforehand. Unfortunately, the ballet was a modern interpretation which wasn't to our liking but the atmosphere was fantastic. It was a beautiful teatro with enormous history and prestige.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

On the day after our arrival from the US we went to the opera having reserved tickets beforehand. We saw Wagner's The Flying Dutchman in an opera house that dates back to the 18th century and is simply beautiful to look at. The combination of great voices and a glorious production of a romantic opera made for a memorable evening.... More 

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