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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  • SunseekerFinland SunseekerFinland

    Wonderful Cinderella

    This was my first time in ballet in the Estonian National Opera, but not last. We went to see Cinderella and I found the performance very good in many ways. In whole it was fresh and modern, romantic...

  • Margit M Margit M

    Elegant place for excellent experience

    We saw Carmen. Well performed, excellent surrounding. As a new service, one can reserve a table and snacks/drinks for the break.

  • Joanne S Joanne S

    Delightful Venue and Superb Productions - Ballet, Opera and Concerts.

    I have seen a number of productions here. It is worth seeing just to view the ornate interior. Tickets are not expensive (especially when used to paying in the UK). There is a good web site which is...

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