This stunning International Style opera house, reflected in the waters of the Brda, was a looooong time in the making - 33 years, to be exact. The idea to build a stage for Bydgoszcz’s operatic performers, who so far had to make use of the city’s theatres, came in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Soon afterwards the design phase started, and by 1973 construction could commence (already behind schedule), with plans to finish the building by 1982. However, what followed was a 20-year period of delays and impasses as funds kept getting tighter; things finally sped up in the 1990s, and the opera was officially opened in 2006. Today it stages a mix of opera, operetta and ballet performances, mostly on the weekends.
Check their website for a current program.