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Photo: Kaupo Kalda

    Estonian National Opera - opera house

    Designed by A. Lindgren and W. Lönn and completed in 1913, the art nouveau/classicist Estonia theatre and opera house was the largest building of its kind in Tallinn at the time. One of its two wings was designed as a theatre, and the other as a concert hall. The original building was destroyed during the Soviet bombings in March 1944. However, it was renovated in the latter half of the 1940's. Good to know: The first Estonian parliament convened in the concert hall on 23 April 1919. You can join an hour-long tour before a performance, explore the historic building, and find out what takes place in the theatre before the curtains go up. The building belongs in the National Registry of Cultural Monuments.

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    • Go to the proper thing!

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      November 19, 2023 By exbiztraveller

      Skip the tours and book an Opera performance. Wonderful experience at modest prices. Great sightlines, lots of staff, and a wonderful musical experience.

    • Don Pasquale in Tallinn

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      March 28, 2023 By 714daraghc

      Very enjoyable experience at Don Pasquale. Opera House is more austere than those in Southern Europe but acoustics, seating etc were excellent

    • Well worth a visit

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      February 13, 2023 By M1831JNlouiseo

      We went to the ballet to see Anna karenina and what a performance it was from start to finish. A majestic clean building with cloakrooms for your coats and a reasonably priced bar for snacks and... Read more comments