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Oper Municipal Theatre (Oper Koln)

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Well this is the theatre where Keith Jarrett's pincle work was recorded and sold 3.5 million copies

Now it's being done up and looks a bit sad. January 24, 1975 was when the Koln Album was recorded... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
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I lived near this opera house between 2008 - 2010 and have returned several times to see marvellous... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2014
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5 Jul 2016
“Wrong seat - take care!”
21 Oct 2015
“I sang two years in this Opera House!”
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Only 3 stars despite an incredible performance of 'Tosca' - world class cast and electrifying production. However... I was in the middle of Row 2 and could hardly see the stage. The stage is quite high, the orchestra quite obtrusive and the conductor, even though...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

The Opera House has fabulous acoustics and from every seat one can see the full stage! Performers are among the best in the world. I am traveling to Koln this December 2015 to see "Die Nachtigall" by Stravinsky! This is a children's opera and the...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Now it's being done up and looks a bit sad. January 24, 1975 was when the Koln Album was recorded. View of fencing and heavy equipment.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank LondonTell
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I lived near this opera house between 2008 - 2010 and have returned several times to see marvellous singers in some interesting productions. The sight lines and acoustic are great in this modern opera house. Prices are great as is the schedule. If you are...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Bish666
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We saw Oper Koln's production of Die Csárdásfürstin and WOW. As a scholar of the Self and Other as presented through opera and drama, I was so impressed by their modernization of the opera. They turned it into a Drag Show adding the layer of...More

Date of experience: October 2011
1  Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 1 September 2012

Köln's connection with operatic performances goes back to the mid 18th century, but a permanent home for this majestic art form wasn't constructed until the very beginning of the 20th century, when the Theater am Habsburger Ring was built by the City Fathers in 1902....More

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank NMarshall
Reviewed 30 May 2012

The current (not permanent) seat of the Cologne Oper is an impressive, globe shaped metalic structure, canopied by blue awning fabric, which makes it very delightful to see, by the Rhine and next to the Dom and the Dom bridge! I went and saw the...More

Date of experience: May 2012
2  Thank SPYRIDON-OF
Reviewed 9 April 2012

While it's technically a "Stadtoper" (city opera), which might imply that Cologne's opera company might not be on par with the "Staatsoper" (state opera) in other cities, don't be fooled--it's one of the best 5 houses in Germany. They're under renovations right now, though--so their...More

Date of experience: November 2011
2  Thank Bethany B
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