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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
0351/49 11-0
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Ranked #5 of 69 Attractions in Dresden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters, Performances
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Owner description: Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945 bombing of Dresden, this elaborate, High Renaissance style opera house presents opera, ballet and jazz performances, and is worth a visit if only to marvel at its ornate interior.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived an hour before the performance and got perfect seats, second tier center, first row. The building is magnificent. Alexei Ratmansky's choreography of Strauss's Tanzsuite was superb. The New York Times agreed.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

So much history and such an amazing place. Just one of the many attractions to see in Dresden, which are all close to the city centre. A beautifully preserved building.

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Adelaide, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you get the opportunity to attend an opera in Dresden then it is worth it. I had the opportunity to attend Daphne by Strauss. It was amazing. The Semperoper is beautiful and it is hard to tell that it is not original. Take a walk around the perimeter and then take a tour of the inside, you will be... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was lucky enough to receive some insiders information that if your a student you can buy ten euro tickets in the night of the performance. I speak German so I was lucky in a sense that I was told by some young men at the door that the student line was there and they were at the front. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Interesting to hear all the history of this building. Inside decorations very opulent. I would have given more stars if able to book a show there seems to be plenty of choice if you are able to be flexible with dates. Very busy with tours are tour in English was comprehensive but the guide was very bossy if not rude;... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Tickets are expensive, but available last minute. The restored opera house is a gem, and the acoustics are first-rate. We saw La Boheme; though I didn't know any of the cast I though the singing and acting were brilliant, as was the orchestra. Unlike American opera-goers who are mostly elderly, the audience spanned the whole age range. We weren't dressed... More

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Dresden, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Tannhäuser in an exquisite historic environment. Wagner himself conducted the first performance exactly 169 years ago. Excellent performance - great soloists. Program in English and French.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

For opera-lovers, a visit to Dresden – no matter how short – is incomplete if one does not go to the splendid jewel box that is the Semper Opera to see and listen to an opera. We were lucky that on a recent visit to Dresden, tickets were available for a production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutti. The director’s modern... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This opera house is as beautiful as it is grand. Located next to the Zwinger palace, this is a must for any visitor. A really lovely building with some stunning architecture.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have traveled to Dresden only because of the opera. I have seen both opera and ballet and both were on very high world standard. The ensable is very international and choosen with care. The opera house itself is restored with care (the building was basically destroyed in 1945 by massive air attacs).

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