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    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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    • Puccini's opera The Girl of the West

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      February 15, 2022 By Mikael F

      After a long break because of the pandemic, we had again the opportunity to make a visit to this pleasant opera house. We booked our Tallinn trip just one week before and that determined what the... Read more comments

    • Petite Opera House - looks what's on and go!

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      August 21, 2020 By PBTravelstheWorld

      Lovely petite opera house that often has tickets available. If you do go, the stalls are on a hardwood floor and you sit in chairs that are moveable. Rubber or soft soled shoes are a good idea to... Read more comments

    • Great music, great food

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      February 22, 2020 By BartvK

      Together with some colleagues, my wife and me visited the opera to watch La bohème. It was a very good performance, with great singing, especially from the male main character. The building is very... Read more comments