The National Romanian Opera

Historical building / Museum


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Bulevardul Mihail Kogălniceanu 70-72, București 050104, Romania


The Romanian National Opera, Bucharest (Romanian: Opera Naţională București) is one of the national opera and ballet companies of Romania. It is situated in a historical building in Bucharest, built in 1953, near the Cotroceni neighbourhood.

The first opera performed there was Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades on 9 January 1954; the first ballet was Coppélia, the following night.

Its auditorium has 952 seats, but occasionally concerts are held in the Yellow Foyer with a maximum of 200 seats. The company presented 182 performances in 2009 (up from 146 in 2006). At the beginning of each season, a free show is held in open air to promote opera and the artists, "Promenada Operei".

Their annual season runs September–June.

ENTRANCE FEE: 15 lei adults and 5 lei children for guided tour with appointment Monday between 10:00 and 18:00, Tuesday between 15:00 and 17:00, but also on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with advance programming by email or by phone +40723612224.

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