Romanian National Opera, Bucharest

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Romanian National Opera

The Romanian National Opera, Bucharest (Romanian: Opera Naţională București) is one of the national opera and ballet companies of Romania. It is situated in a historical building in Bucharest, built in 1953,[1] near the Cotroceni neighbourhood.

The first opera performed there was Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades on 9 January 1954; the first ballet was Coppélia, the following night.[1]

Its auditorium has 952 seats, but occasionally concerts are held in the Yellow Foyer with a maximum of 200 seats. The company presented 182 performances in 2009 (up from 146 in 2006). At the beginning of each season, a free show is held in open air to promote opera and the artists, "Promenada Operei".[2]

Their annual season runs September–June.

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Coordinates: 44°26′9″N 26°4′46″E / 44.43583°N 26.07944°E / 44.43583; 26.07944