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National Opera and Ballet

bul.Knyaz Dondukov Korsakov 30, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 988 5869
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good experience seeing Verdi's Don Carlo

I visited the Sofia opera house to see a performance of Verdi’s Don Carlo. Overall it was a good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Lost, no one knows where, rained off

We got tickets for Sofia Opera open air ballet in the park. Petrushka and Firebird. It was in the... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
John W
Douglas, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
bul.Knyaz Dondukov Korsakov 30, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 988 5869
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Sofia opera house to see a performance of Verdi’s Don Carlo. Overall it was a good experience. The Performance: the performance and production were reasonable. The singing and orchestra were mixed and the production was somewhat bland. The standard was lower than...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We got tickets for Sofia Opera open air ballet in the park. Petrushka and Firebird. It was in the park of the military academy. No address or street details on tickets. Identified on google maps.taxi driver 1 took us to the data protection office and...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We bought 'expensive' type of tickets here for 15 euro pp. Great way to experience some (Bulgarian made) classical music, enjoy ballet and just to have fun together ! Recommended.

Thank Nicolas D
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beautiful medium sized opera house with a traditional production of what is perhaps Russia's best export.talented cast with a great orchestra and no problem with the Russian language. Subtitles in English

1  Thank GordonCurrie
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I attended Verdi's Rigoletto in May 2017. Fabulous singing (all very round tones, the schools here teach 'em right!) (Albania and Bulgarian principals; each excellent). Orchestra well-matched, although there were a couple times the orchestra over-powered the singers. But just a couple of times. Gosh,...More

Thank SilverLizzo
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A visit to the opera is always special for me in my travels ... and a night at the Sofia Opera House to see a production of Verdi's Attila was very special indeed. Not the most memorable of Verdi's operas, but an excellent production by...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Went to 3 ballet shows so far (The Nutcracker, Giselle and Swan Lake) and had a wonderful time. Great dancers, amazing costumes and of course the architectural details inside make the whole experience unique. Bravo!

1  Thank cristina p
Reviewed 1 January 2017

One word - Spectacular! New Year's Gala Concert is a must-see event for my family for the last three years. Attending a concert is our tradition. Great atmosphere, great performance, great mood, sophisticated people and a glass of shampange. What a remarkable way to welcoming...More

Thank Pepy M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great played , the dancing , the orchestra ,the atmpshfere ,all was amazing . I enjoyed alot. Didn`t want to finish .

Thank Alafam
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Good traditional working, modern setting, sloping stage with mirror effect ( reflecting the Nile. ) excellent orchestra and principals and solid chorus. The dance interludes were poor. Good value, 40Bgn, 20 euros or £18 for centre seats front row dress circle.

Thank John W
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30 September 2017|
Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Cloakrooms. Very adequate and fast