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Grand Theatre de Geneve

11, boulevard du Theatre, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
+41 22 322 50 50
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Night event

If you are in Geneva mid September it's the beginning of the season and you might find a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2013
Bernard A
Geneva, Switzerland
Overpriced opera house

Went there to see an opera in April - it was very expensive for what it was (good, but not... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2013
Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
4 Jan 2017
“Saw Mme Butterfly here two years ago, the Opéra has actually been moved for two years to near the UN.”
3 Feb 2016
“Geneva - Switzerland - Grand Theatre de Geneve - Impressive building”
11, boulevard du Theatre, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
+41 22 322 50 50
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are in Geneva mid September it's the beginning of the season and you might find a performance at your taste, opera, concert. Expensiive but good value for money.

1  Thank Bernard A
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Went there to see an opera in April - it was very expensive for what it was (good, but not exceptionally so) - on par or even perhaps more expensive than Paris, Milan and London (depends on the night). The owners have made a lot...More

4  Thank Gleb7
Reviewed 24 March 2013

As usual, the Grand Théâtre fails in its ability to have a consistent high standard. Das Reingold had wonderful scenery, great staging but let itself down with some voices that were just not quite up to standard and some rather out of tune playing in...More

2  Thank Gadget G
Reviewed 18 March 2013

You are never disappointed at the Grand Théâtre. The Opera House has an amazing accoustics and usually brings some of the world best performers and pays a lot of attention to scenic arrangements. You can book along your ticket your dinner at their restaurant, but...More

4  Thank DRM55
Reviewed 28 December 2012

Really high quality ballets, concerts and operas. Operas are subtitled in French and English. Usually fully booked several weeks in advance, think about buying your tickets online.

1  Thank globecoureuse
Reviewed 21 November 2012

Went to see a show and thought I would be sitting through 3 hours of French lyrics trying to guess at the plotline. To my surprise they have a screen above the stage displaying the lyrics being sung in both French and English, an absolutely...More

3  Thank Kev B
Reviewed 26 October 2012

We went to a ballet performance in the Gran Theatre, but it was the Gran Ballet Nationale de Chine, not a local company. The theater itself is not overpoweringly large, and most sightlines appear to be decent. The music was not live, so we can't...More

1  Thank BobFran_11
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Superb quality of performance in a wonderful venue.This is one of Europe's top opera houses, and the standard is very high.

Thank Bannatynescott
Reviewed 4 August 2012

I like the opera in Geneva a lot, it is in a really nice building, unfortunately they re-decorated the "Grand Salle" in a modern (a bit tasteless in my opinion) fashion and they do not have any airconditioning, so you are better off in winter...More

1  Thank Swisscheck
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Excellent place to see an opera and enjoy the classical music. Tickets can be hard to obtain.

Thank nance30
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