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“Futurist, metal and blue”

Oper Municipal Theatre (Oper Koln)
Ranked #116 of 282 things to do in Cologne
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

The current (not permanent) seat of the Cologne Oper is an impressive, globe shaped metalic structure, canopied by blue awning fabric, which makes it very delightful to see, by the Rhine and next to the Dom and the Dom bridge!
I went and saw the Tosca, a very musical performance--you cannot see the orchestra in their deep pit, but the sound is crystal clear!
The direction was somewhat overembalished, the sadistic elements of the play were unpleasantly exaggerated, but the voices were full of passion and their goodness overwhelmed all evil.
There were not blank spaces between the seats for wheelchair people, so I had to move from my wheels onto an ordinary seat, but in the very first row, which was very satisfying for me, as it is usually an exception to the rule of back seats for wheelchairs.

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Reviewed 9 April 2012

While it's technically a "Stadtoper" (city opera), which might imply that Cologne's opera company might not be on par with the "Staatsoper" (state opera) in other cities, don't be fooled--it's one of the best 5 houses in Germany. They're under renovations right now, though--so their operas are appearing in all sorts of unorthodox places around the city--which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.

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