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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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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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Fantastic building

The Semperoper was a fantastic building. We took a short tour and got a decent understanding of the opera house itself. We were lucky and got tickets for an opera as well, an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Semperoper was a fantastic building. We took a short tour and got a decent understanding of the opera house itself. We were lucky and got tickets for an opera as well, an experience really worth it even though we are not opera buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A must go place in Dresden. Built in the 19th century by Mr. Selmper, the Semper Opera is a symbol of culture in the heart of Sachsen. Just taking a couple of pictures from the façade is already worthy, but I recommend the full experience, watching one of the spectacles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We took the 3.00 English tour of this beautiful opera house. From the outside the building - and its location by the River Elbe - is tremendous, but inside there are artistic wonders to behold. Walls, ceilings and the auditorium are gems - the pillars are artistic fakes. Guided tours are mandatory and well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Magnificent restoration of a very good opera house.rebuilding enabled expansion.wonderful decor.excellent performance,comfortable seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were in Dresden and decided to attend an opera "The Flying Dutchman" in the Opera House located in the Zwinger Complex. The Opera House is beautiful inside and we appreciated the orchestra supplying the music to coincide with the opera. Even though the singing was in German and also the Visual Words were in German, we thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Bought last minute tickets to a symphony orchestra concert. Great concert hall acoustics. Ornate interior, very well restored. Views to surrounding sights from the balcony during interval.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We toured the Semperoper in Dresden, which is a beautiful building! We didn't have an opportunity to see a performance when we were there, but getting to explore the building itself was memorable. If you are in the area it is definitely worth checking out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The theater itself is a part of the historic center of Dresden built up by Augustus the Strong belongs to a complex of buildings on the right bank of the Elbe river. The main tourist promenade - Brühl Terrace - so-called Balcony of Europe unites practically all major buildings - Albertinum, Academy of Arts, Sekundogenitur, Royal castle, continuing along the... More 

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Olney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is worth going to a performance even if only to see this lovely building. It is extravagently beautiful. The Royal Box puts others to shame in its' grandeur. The seats are so comfortable - I did not fidget once to get comfy, and I am tall! I loved the air conditioning, which is a grill in the top of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you can get tickets to the Opera or any show - take it! We could not. Rather we were able to get a guided English tour. It was very informative and well done. Please note you have to do stairs for the tour.

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Additional Information about Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0351/49 11-0
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Dresden>  > Innere Altstadt
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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