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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0351/49 11-0
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We joined the 45 minutes-tour. It was very informative, especially on the materials used to build the opera house inside and out. We were lucky to see them testing the set and lights for the Nutcracker performance that night - and while we missed a performance, being inside the opera house and knowing a bit of its history were well... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My cousin came across seats for us to go here and they were so reasonable. I would never have thought to go to a place like this because I thought it would be so expensive. We didn't know what we were going to see until we got there. It was an orchestra playing classical music mostly by Haydn. Atmosphere was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

by chance I was lucky to catch tickets for "The knight of the rose" (Rosenkavalier) performance before Christmas, conducted from Christian Tielemann, which was a true gift, if you like Opera you should visit the Semperoper, this is a historic place, beautiful renovated, an icon of Dresden, the people are working here with passion

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