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Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

Plac Teatralny, Warsaw 00-077, Poland
+48 22 692 02 00
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Beautiful building inside and out, performance just average

We came here to see a show in German. The building itself is beautiful and the theater is huge. The... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
Bochum, Germany
Great Opera House

Spent an evening at the Opera Narodowa in the Teatr Wielki-Narodni . It is a magnificent theatre... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Galway, Ireland
via mobile
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The Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera is Poland's leading opera, ballet and concert venue, where rich tradition and a clear vision for the future meet. Offering each season a host of first-rate productions - many developed in co-production with international partners - the opera house contributes significantly to the richness of Poland's cultural life. The Teatr Wielki's building, erected in the first half of the 19th century according to a design by Italian architect Antonio Corazzi, was a haven for Polish culture and heritage at a time when the country was under foreign occupation from 1772 to 1918. After a short spell of Poland's independence, the Teatr Wielki was turned into rubble as Warsaw succumbed to German forces at the onset of World War II. Rebuilt from ruins, the opera house reopened just over 50 years ago, in 1965, and is currently home to the Polish National Opera, Polish National Ballet, and Opera Gallery. It is a place where the universal idea of synthesis of the arts has been consistently put in action, providing audiences with superb works by leading contemporary artists to see and savour. Being a thoroughly modern institution, it draws from the synergy of various ideas, goals, and aspirations.
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“grand theatre” (3 reviews)
Plac Teatralny, Warsaw 00-077, Poland
Śródmieście Północne
+48 22 692 02 00
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

We came here to see a show in German. The building itself is beautiful and the theater is huge. The tickets were cheaper than a lot of other big European cities. However, we were just not so convinced by the performance and had a hard...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Spent an evening at the Opera Narodowa in the Teatr Wielki-Narodni . It is a magnificent theatre both in it's performance area, large yet feels personal in ambience - and the large foyer areas. If you're used to paying way over the odds at other...More

1  Thank Nicholas22
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Really amazing with tickets for great performances at affordable price. I was really amazed by quality of scenes and performance ! Love going there.

Thank Antoine G
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Polish national theater was built in XIX century and destroyed by germans during IIWW. It was rebuilt and now is amazing piece of art.

Thank Piotrul
Reviewed 13 November 2015

If you are looking for something to do in the evening, or just have an evening to kill, and happened to be into classical music, come here. This season I've been here 5 times. The Don Quixote ballet on Sunday morning was terrible. The audience...More

Thank Galine E
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Here have some opera let you watch ,just no provide any music concert or performance ,ballet show also no provided ,highly recommended watch in Kraków

Reviewed 28 June 2015

We saw the opera William Tell by Rossini on a Wednesday night. Although the theatre says it doesn't have a dress policy; please dress up (no jeans or trainers) if you visit as you will feel left out if you do not. The theatre itself...More

4  Thank evemariadust
Reviewed 5 June 2015

What a massive Theatre/Opera. It's an old theatre with one of the biggest stages in Europe. Beautiful Operas, Ballets and also another theatre - National Theatre in the building. Must see. Close to the Old Town. Beautiful!

1  Thank Martin F
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Interesting bulding near the old town, good for a short walk. A large number o bar and bistro nearby.

Thank RRM123
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

We went to the ballet which was very well done. The building itself is beautiful. Seats were spacious and comfortable. During intermission we checked out the opera costumes that were on display. Wow! I really enjoyed seeing the extremely ornate costumes! I highly recommend checking...More

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It is great time to buy tickets for whole season!
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Response from EddieLew | Reviewed this property |
I would print them in advance. I didn't see anyone using their phone.