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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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Neighborhood: Innere Altstadt
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Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0351/49 11-0
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945...
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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This is a beautiful opera house located in the middle of the old town. We were lucky enough to get tickets to Tosca (from Puccini) and was definetelly worth it- The acoustics were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful opera house located in the middle of the old town. We were lucky enough to get tickets to Tosca (from Puccini) and was definetelly worth it- The acoustics were fabulous and the inside (and of course the outside) of the opera house really classy. Staff were really on top as we have reserve a taxi in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were sitting at a cafe across from the opera house and noticed everybody going in. It was 6:45. We were dressed comfortable and we're watching all the well dressed people entering and decided to see what was playing. Tosca!! And they had 2 tickets available! We grabbed them since the opera started at 7. Great performance but the theater... More 

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Erfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went with friends to see TOSCA and sat in the nose-bleed section. The seats were fine for 42€. However, one of our friends had problems with the walking UP four flights of stairs (easily 120 steps). The elevator is not signposted, and we only asked about this after climbing the first flight. Then the elevator was way on the other... More 

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Paris
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Superb performance of Tosca in this rebuilt jewel opera house. It is worth booking a performance rather than just the tour of the building. Doors open one hour before start time and if you go early enough, you will be able to take great pictures. Music and singers are world top quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

One of the highlights of Dresden is going to a performance in this wonderful structure. Ornate, baroque, over the top - everything you want in your standard opera house. Its just as beautiful outside, if you pay attention as inside. There are tours, but you don't need them if you can just buy a ticket and see a show. If... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

great experience in dresden. the opera building is beautiful and very artistic.we enjoyed a traditional german play and although there were no english subtitles we manage to feel and enjoy the play...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The rich decorated venue with four galleries and its horseshoe auditorium houses both the opera company as well as its ballet company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My partner's mother gave us tickets to the Nutcracker at the Semper Opera House on 26 December 2014, and I was NOT disappointed in the opera house itself. Before you even enter the building, the outside architecture is beautiful and worth a visit, but upon entering the building, the detail in the décor was apparent. You instantly felt like upper... More 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

An absolutely gorgeous building!Such a shame I couldn't watch a concert there.The last minute tickets were just too pricey.Besides, we visited in the summer months, when the theatre takes a break, so not many shows were on.But, we did do an English speaking tour and I thoroughly recommend it.The stories of its creation and restoration are fraught with ironies and... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a beautiful opera house, and while the tour is informative all of the info you get told can be researched online. I would recommend going to an opera and really experiencing the Sempreropera in action. If you have a student card (from any university in the world you can get some of the best seats in the house... More 

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