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Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

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Address: ul. plac Teatralny 1, Warsaw 00-077, Poland (Formerly Teatr Wielki - Narodowa Opera)
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+48 22 692 02 00

The Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera is Poland's leading opera, ballet...

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, Wonderful Performance

We were thrilled that one of our favourite operas, La Traviata, was in performance at this beautiful Theatre during our visit. It was staged as a modern setting and after a few... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled that one of our favourite operas, La Traviata, was in performance at this beautiful Theatre during our visit. It was staged as a modern setting and after a few minutes, this was quite natural and enjoyable. The singing was marvellous, the soaring voices sublime and exalted. This was rewarded with a well deserved standing ovation. It was... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest theater I've ever seen. Musical experience - unforgettable. This place you have to visit

Thank brownieeadam
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The grandest polish theatre in Poland, almost 2100 seats in2 auditoriums plus Redutowe concert halls. Director Dąbrowski made from this great place something unique, high-class opera singers, conductors, choir and orchestra.My favorite place in Warsaw and whole Poland !!!

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Castle Cary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Despite reading that the Teatr Wielki was the largest theatre in Europe I wasn't expecting it to top Covent Garden ROH, however, I was so wrong, everything, and I mean everything, about the building and performance, Don Quixote, was perfect. In fact the production was that good my husband, who always falls asleep at the ballet, didn't nod off once!.... More 

Thank andieward
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This theater is located in between Warsaw City and Warsaw Old Town. Known as the Grand Theater in Warsaw which is officially the largest theater in Europe.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This institution is a complex that includes poland's national theater, opera and Ballet. They are playing very high level productions , and you don't have to be an opera expert to enjoy it . Because the famous grand performances that you will see, will impress you by the top level scenography , costumes , the large number of actors on... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I ordered a prosecco in the interval of a performance and I was charged over 30pln for HALF of the smallest flute possible. Too embarrassed to make a fuss in front of a large queue and felt taken advantage of - which spoilt an otherwise wonderful event. Why do they do such things? No prices were on display but I... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Opening night, a late 19th century Polish opera is about to debut. Long-shot, maybe there might be the odd ticket available? You bet. Only $70.00 CAD for first balcony, close to the stage. Excellent production, a bonus on the margins of an otherwise satisfying and successful business trip. National Opera? Give it a try.

Thank William F
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This building is located in the area of Senatorska street, a great location indeed. Not far from the Old town either. Very fine example of exterior architecture, especailly the front fassade.

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Suzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I went to watch a ballet show at the theatre. I had an absolutely great time. I sat in one of the boxes which I've never done before and I loved it. It had its own little private dressing room at the back of the box where you could have a little private party if you wanted. And actually, although... More 

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