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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 #4 of 67 attractions in Dresden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We attended the above performance in the wonderful arena on 21st June and it was a fantastic experience. Wheelchair access was pointed out to us and we found our way to the auditorium. It was not possible to avail ourselves of the interval refreshments as these were down stairs. A wonderful building but.......... Is it necessary to restore EVERY building... More

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台灣台北市
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It locates right beside the Zwinger the building looks amazing. It looks like a building that has been experienced centuries life which you are unable to tell that this is a renovated building. The re-construction of the building was nice.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I saw Mahler 2 on a Monday evening at Semper opera house. The performance was just fantastic! The building itself was also really beautiful, which only amplified our experience. Tickets come in a range of prices from 13,50 euro (standing room) to >100 euro. Don't be put off by the standing room tickets. There is still a... More

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Rural Northamptonshire
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This amazing building, as so for so many others in Dresden, has been rebuilt in all its former glory. Tickets are very easy to organise. Booked very early online, collected tickets before the performance at the ticket office which IS NOT in the opera building itself but behind the café seen to the left of the square so collect before... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We saw La Bohema, it was excellent. The Opera House is also very nice and the seats are comfortable, there is also an air-condition inside.

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Southend On Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

it was great to spend an unforgettable afternoon in the lavish Semper Opera, built in 1841 by the German architect Gottfied Semper. Set at the Theater Square in the heart of Dresden, the portal of the Opera depicts famous artists such as Goethe, Shakespeare and Moliere. it was completley destroyed by the Allied bombing in 1945; after extensive reconstruction, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Opera House has been lovingly restored outside and inside after the events of WW2. There is a classic Canaletto view of the city from the river and the theater is a main part of it. The only structural difference is an enhanced stage area to enable scenery movements but blends in ands does not detract from the appearance. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We saw The Knights. The clearest sounds I ever heard. Supposedly the 2nd best acoustics in all of Europe (Milano has the best opera house). The level of commitment that Dresdeners have to the arts and to rebuilding famous buildings to the original specs is just incredible.

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montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

On the particular evening that we visited, the opera was not inspiring but the building itself was certainly worth the price of admission. It is a real architectural gem.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I loved the Semperoper, it is elegant, old, and perfectly fits with the whole "persona" of Dresden. Some of the greats are enshrined on the walls on the inside and the design it indicative of the 18th century Baroque era. Very classical, very beautiful, a must when in Dresden

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