The Opera in Wroclaw is a unique place that attracts thousands of people every year. It is visited not only by tourists tempted by its beautiful view, but also by the inhabitants of Wrocław. Art amateurs from all over the world also come to the opera. The Wrocław Opera is a unique place that everyone should visit at least once in their life. Its baroque interior is breathtaking. Why is it still worth it? You can learn more about the opera in Wrocław from this article:
The Wrocław Opera is a very interesting place, not only because of its artistic but also architectural values. It is located in close proximity to the market square, which makes it an easily accessible tourist attraction for hikers. It can also be said that it lies in a certain kind of artistic line with the Puppet Theater and the National Forum of Music. We also highly recommend both of these places. Below you can find information about the history and current activity of the Wrocław Opera.
Wrocław Opera, as the name suggests, presents opera performances, but not only that, we can also go to ballet and symphonic concerts! The repertoire of the opera includes both classic and special performances. The permanent repertoire includes:
Opera in Wrocław
Ballet in Wrocław
The ballet section of the Wrocław opera includes both Polish and foreign artists, stars permanently performing in Wrocław and guest artists.
Wroclaw Opera - building
The building of the Municipal Theater was built at 35 Świdnicka Street in the years 1839–1841. The architect Carl Ferdinand Langhans was responsible for the design of this building. His design assumed a modern stage and an audience of approximately 1,600 seats.
Unfortunately, however, the interior of the building was damaged in two fires 2 in 1865 and in 1871. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the building was rebuilt during the renovation. On the basis of a new design by Karl Schmidt, the auditorium and the superstage were raised, a painting pavilion was built and the exterior was decorated with paintings. An addition that has survived to this day, but in a slightly changed form, are sculptures of muses standing on the edge of the roof.
In the very richly decorated interior, most of the decorations from the nineteenth century have been preserved, mainly the area gilded with real gold, which is about 10,000 square meters, crystal mirrors with an area of 200 square meters, and the imperial box. As you can see in the opera house, everyone will have the opportunity to see themselves, if not in a mirror, but in a gilded surface.
The City Theater in Wrocław – 1727 – 1795
The Royal Theater in Wrocław – 1795 – turn of the 19th / 20th century
Opera in Wrocław – turn of the 19th / 20th centuries – 1944
Lower Silesian Opera – 1945 -1949
Opera Wrocław – 1949 – 2000
Lower Silesian Opera – 2000 – 2005
Wrocław Opera – since 2005, from today
As you can see, the Opera changed its name several times, which was also related to the place where the performances were currently staged and the nature of its activity.
Tickets - Wrocław Opera
Tickets to the Wrocław Opera can be purchased both at the ticket offices and via the website of the opera. It is also possible to book tickets by contacting us by phone: +48 71 370 88 80.
Prices depend on the type of seat, and you can choose between sitting and standing. Prices start from PLN 30 and usually end at PLN 140.
The opera’s box office is open in the following hours:
– Monday – Saturday – 12:00 – 19:00
– Sunday – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The opera house also offers various tariffs – reduced and regular tickets are available.
Discount tickets are available to:
– students upon presentation of a school ID
– students up to 26 years of age upon presentation of the student ID
– people over 70 years of age
– people with a disability certificate
– holders of the Large Family Card
Interesting information may be the fact that all tickets purchased for performances of the Wrocław Opera can be returned. So we do not have to worry, if we have an event, or if our plans change, as long as it happens at least 7 days before the planned date of the performance (not counting the day of the performance), we may receive a refund of the costs incurred. They are returned in the same form in which we made the payment – i.e. if we purchased the tickets at the ticket office, we have to go to the ticket office and we will receive a cash refund / or a return to the card. If, on the other hand, we bought tickets online, the Payu company is entitled to the return.
For all those who have changed their plans but still want to see the performance, we have good news, tickets can be exchanged for a different date of the same performance or for a different performance with a possible surcharge depending on the prices.