Bratislava Opera, Ballet, Concerts
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The Opera in Bratislava is popular among international visitors - for its quality as well as favourable prices. The Opera of the Slovak National Theatre takes place in two seperate buildings within the centre of Bratislava. The historical building, built in the Habsburg-era, is located right in the center of the city on Hviezdoslavovo Square. The new building, opened in April 2007, is located only a few minutes walk from the historical centre, at the Danube coast.
Opera performances are subtitled in Slovak or German, so it is advisable for English-language speakers to familiarize themselves with the plot in advance. Performances usually start at 7 pm. Find the schedule at the Slovak National Theatre website or visit our Event calendar.
Tickets have an excellent value for their cost and it is important to buy them in advance. Tickets may be purchased up to one month in advance at the Slovak National Theatre Central Box Offices. One is located on KomenskÚ Square (behind the SNT Historical Building, between streets Jesenskeho and Gorkeho). The other is in a new building (office is on Olejkßrska street). Both offices are open Monday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm. Contacts: + 421 2 577 82 539 or firstname.lastname@example.org for foreign group bookings. +421 2 5443 3764 (hist. building), +421 2 5778 2536 (new building) for regular reservations.
The Slovak National Philharmonic ensembles have international acclaim and are in their 60th season (Fall 2008). Most concerts are held at the Philharmonic's Reduta building just off the Hviezdoslavovo Square (behind Hotel Carlton).
The Philharmonic consists of these ensembles:
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra and other chamber orchestras. The Slovak Philharmonic website contains descriptions of the five ensembles, a searchable schedule of concerts, and an on-line ticket reservations option.
Tickets are costing anywhere between 4 euros per ticket for family concerts and up to 38 euros per ticket for special performances . Tickets can be reserved on-line at Ticketportal and Eventime.
The Box Office is located in the Reduta building and is open Monday through Friday (except Wednesday) from 1 pm to 7 pm and on Wednesday from 8 am to 2 pm. Telephone: +421 2 544 333 51, 544 333 52, Fax: +421 2 544 359 56.
Comments from our visitors:
KristÝn B Sigurbj÷rnsdottir wrote on 08.01.2013 at 15:56:14:
Could you please advise us of Operas, operettas and concerts in May 8th, 9th or 10th? Thanks in advance, best regards, Kristin
Anne Jolibert wrote on 18.11.2012 at 22:43:19:
we will be in bratislava on the 26,27,28
are they opera, ballets, folk dancing during one of these 3 nights?
Helka Holmberg wrote on 06.09.2010 at 10:54:13:
I`m soon visiting Bratislava,next weekend. Is it possible to enjoy on Saturday evening 11.9.2010 of opera or consert in Bratislava
Agatha Elfer wrote on 17.07.2009 at 17:15:36:
We are very interested to know of Opera/ concert venue in Bratislava all year round Can you inform us please.Enjoyed three lovely venues in June08,thank you!
william s gorup wrote on 07.02.2009 at 20:12:45:
Please provide information concerning operas and concerts for the nights of May 9 through May 11, 2009
tom gordon wrote on 28.09.2008 at 01:27:44:
we are very interested in attending the opera and some concerts,but wonder why there is one price for slovakian nationals and a much dearer price for non nationals. we are all part of the european union now , so that should not be allowed anymore.
margalit wrote on 19.08.2008 at 13:24:34:
what is the opera program from 22.8 t0 2.9
camilla obrien wrote on 06.11.2007 at 11:28:35:
How soon are concert dates confirmed I am visiting mid 2008 and would like to know what is on offer
Michael Makin wrote on 18.10.2007 at 08:38:09:
please inform me of ballet between 13- 29
Maria Baranyi wrote on 27.09.2007 at 09:21:25:
Please, inform me on operas/concerts in the periode of 25.11 - 20-12. 2007. I should like to visit Bratislava and attend a concert an the christmas market.
Pirjo Haapala wrote on 24.09.2007 at 15:20:37:
We are going to Bratislava 7-11 october and we are intrested opera and balet. How to get ticket. Pirjo Haapala
Kerstin Almstr÷m wrote on 05.09.2007 at 13:18:38:
We are visiting Bratislava on October 12-15 2007 and we are very interested in any opera/ballet/concert this period. Can you advice us. Tank you
claire brown wrote on 26.08.2007 at 15:39:42:
We will be visiting Bratislava 17-26 september, 2007. We are very interested in any opera/ballet/concert during this period. Can you advice us, please?
thank you in advance
Yang'Art wrote on 20.08.2007 at 02:15:07:
Hello,J'm looking for the shedule events in the springtime 2008 of any opera/marionettopera and musicperformances.Thank You a lot in advance, for any information.
strikovsky menachem wrote on 13.08.2007 at 16:57:35:
we came to bratislava in23/9/2007for 7days is any operas or concertts thanks .
Niels jacobsen wrote on 31.07.2007 at 12:59:36:
We will be visiting Bratislava 24-30 september, 2007. We are very interested in any opera/ballet/concert during this period. Can you advice us, please?
thank you in advance
margaret burney wrote on 23.07.2007 at 05:42:02:
We will be in Bratislavia Sept20 and 21st. Are there any Classical concertson either of those nights
Michael Campi wrote on 17.07.2007 at 15:11:57:
We are visiting Bratislava on October 10 and 11, 2007. Any information on arts events (opera, concerts, chamber music, exhibitions) would be most welcome.
Sjoerd Biersma wrote on 03.07.2007 at 11:44:44:
We are going to Bratislava 20 - 23 Sept. Is there a ballet or concert? How to get a ticket?
David W. Gregory wrote on 28.06.2007 at 06:20:07:
Please advise regarding opera and concerts during 7October and 1October 2007. Thank you.
Roy and Ona Frazier wrote on 26.05.2007 at 13:01:34:
Could you please advise us of Operas, operettas and concerts that will be available during the week of 20th-24th, May, 2008.
Roy and Ona Frazier.
natalie wrote on 01.05.2007 at 11:46:42:
I am looking for concert/opera/ theatre events on 27/5/07.
Arthur McCardle wrote on 17.01.2007 at 16:46:32:
I am looking for the opera schedule for April and May 2007. I assume there will be performances in the new theater.
nicholas Roberts wrote on 07.10.2006 at 02:00:34:
Husband and wifeAmericans wish to attend the symphony on 17 or 19.10.2006. Grateful if you would provide a schedule for those days. I understand I can order tickets on line.
K Ilett wrote on 10.07.2006 at 07:02:46:
Is there an Opera performance on either September 9 or 10 ? Please advise Thank you.
Ushma Patel wrote on 09.03.2006 at 22:18:26:
Please could you advise me of opera or concerts on in bratislava during 29 April to 01 May 06.
Leo Gron-Iversen wrote on 23.01.2006 at 17:17:49:
A group fro 8 persons visit Bratislava from 27th April to 2nd May 2006 and seek all possibilities for Concerts and Operas in Bratislava. Please provide by return mail. Thanks in advance. Regards Leo G-I.
netzer wrote on 19.01.2006 at 20:35:11:
please inform me on operas/operetas/concerts on april 14-18 2006. thank you.