Source: Kaupo Kalda, Rahvusooper Estonia Facebook
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.
We visited there and enjoyed an opera. The cost benefit ratio is excellent. Public transportation to the Operahouse is good, Opera is close to the old town so you can walk to the opera easily. The...
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