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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 #6 of 68 Attractions in Dresden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters
Owner description: Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945 bombing of Dresden, this elaborate, High Renaissance style opera house presents... more » 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. « less
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The opera performance here was fantastic.Sangers were very very good. And Semper Opera house is beautiful building inside, outside.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to get tickets on the very same day, and for a reasonable amount for "Cosi fan tutte", a great comic opera by Mozart that I have seen many times in other venues but not as beautifully played as here. It usually seems like a long opera to me, but not this time, it went by flying. The... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

As opera lovers, we found this tour to be well worth the 20 Euros. Our English speaking guide was quite knowledgeable and able to answer questions about this beautiful space for the performing arts, including its funding and patronage.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The guide was excellent. Humourous and explained the minutest detail of the Opera House of the illusions it is supposed to create for the visitors as much as the performers on stage do for the audience. Again the reconstruction effort is commendable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The tours in the opera have to be with a guide. Semper Opera House has an impressive history, however the tour wasn't that nice because we didn't see something special, even the stage was closed with the steel curtains, so we couldn't see how big it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The oprea house is very nice. Me and my husband took a guided tour in English. The guide was funny and gave you just the right amount of information. The tour took around 45 minutes and was worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Incredible structure, breathtaking decor, wonderful performance, perfect champagne and canapés during the intermission, exceptional service.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The orchestra still has the old classical sound. A must-visit place to all Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss fans (most premieres of their operas)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Rebuilt with care after the fall of Communism. Viewed only the exterior. Statues worth photos. Not far from the river Elbe.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Located next to Zwinger and close to the river. The beauty could make a great picture during sunset.

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