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Reduta - home of the Slovak philharmonic
Bratislava Opera or Philharmonic house by original name: Slovenská filharmónia Bratislava is another high class building and cultural center of City.
Those institutions are located in historical Reduta building. It was build in 1773 by order of Maria Theresa. The building was impressive and beautiful. It was build in neo-Baroque style with Rococco and Art Nouveau elements.
There is a three artistic parts: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra.
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A beautiful building, this houses the Slovak National Theatre for Opera, Ballet and concerts in a classical setting. Most performances are only subtitled in Slovak or perhaps German , but prices are much lower than comperable shows in Italy, for instance. Prices for a concert can be as low as 4 euros a person, so check the web beforehands.
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Stare Mesto (The old town)
Most of the things of interest for the visitors of Bratislava are in the city's Old Town or the Stare Mesto. Most of the buildings here date back to the 17th or 18th centuries, however, modern buildings are not rare to see either. The roads are made of bricks and are not really modern. But a walk down the old town is sure to impress you. At almost every corner one can see a nice statue or a nice souvenir shop or a cafe, or an old building of interest. In the old town one also finds the state opera.
A night at the opera
Dress up and head for the Slovak national theater for grand operas such as Carmen, Bizet, Madame Butterfly... Tickets available at the ticket office of the theater (check web site) or if unsold 30 minutes before the show at the teater.
The Slovak National Theatre was built in 1886 based on the designs of the Viennese architects F. Fellner and H. Helmer who constructed theatres throughout Central Europe. The First Savings Bank financed the "Ganymede Fountain" in front of the theatre in 1888. It recalls a scene from Greek mythology.
During summer holidays in July and August the opera is closed. For the rest of the year tickets are available at the Opera and Ballet Ticket office behind the building.The First Savings Bank financed the Ganymede Fountain in front of the theatre in 1888. It recalls a scene from Greek mythology.
There is a great tree lined promenade going away from the opera house. Strolling down the promenade with occasional breaks at the cafes was a great way to spend part of the afternoon.
Opera as good as it gets
The National Opera house in the centre of the city is a beautiful elegant neorennaisance building.
It is home to opera and ballet productions by the Slovak National Theatre Company.
Theatre played an important role in the shaping of the modern Slovak identity, and its not surprising that the Opera House has a commanding place in the center city.
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Opera House By Night
Opera house presents a wonderful view of its beautiful architecture. This photo was taken when there was a major event in Opera House.
People were also standing in the balcony to view the square
an evening spent in the famous Opera House is just some of the experiences awaiting you in this beautiful capital of rare, unexpected delights.
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