Baltic Opera

Local nameOpera Bałtycka
LocationAniołki, Gdańsk, Poland

Baltic Opera is an opera company located in Gdańsk, Poland. It began in February 1949 as the Music and Drama Studio set up by Iwo Gall. In autumn 1949, the Opera Studio of the Baltic Philharmonic was founded. In 1953, they were united under the name of Baltic State Opera and Philharmonic. In 1993, after the institution had been divided, the Baltic Opera emerged.

In 2008, Marek Weiss became the director and steered the institution in a new direction. Such ambitious operas as Britten's Rape of Lucretia or Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos directed by Weiss appeared in its repertoire.As an effect of the changes introduced by the company, in 2010 the BBC named the Baltic Opera one of ten best opera theatres in Europe; among the others were the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, La Monnaie in Brussels and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam.Contrary to most theatres in this part of Europe, the Baltic Opera presents its productions not in the repertory…

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More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +48 58 763 49 12

Address Aleja Zwycięstwa 15 80-219 Gdańsk, Poland

Coordinates 54°22'21.629" N 18°37'31.851" E

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