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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
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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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HIstorical (rebuilt after war) building and decent standard

I booked online with ease for Die Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber. Very well performed and enjoyable. Also a good opportunity to see the opera house itself. You can collect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked online with ease for Die Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber. Very well performed and enjoyable. Also a good opportunity to see the opera house itself. You can collect pre booked tickets etc from the day office in front of the opera square. Like many opera houses the refreshments (wine, champagne, nibbles etc) are grossly overpriced. A better... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From a distance (and with limited time) this huge Opera House certainly deserves looking at from a far to take it all in. I don't understand how it was or is mistaken as a brewery? An amazing building. Must see in Dresden.

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Semper Opera is one of the most beautiful sights in Dresden. The tour around the Opera was pretty interesting as well even though the guide a bit too cheeky for my taste.

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Thank bree-1709
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I was here to watch the Tristan and Isolde Opera. It was amazing. The hall room was fully occupied. Feels like The Great Gatsby movie where everybody dressed up nicely with their sets of mini binoculars. The building, the interior was superb eventho it was been rebuild after the WWII

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Thank Fatenjasmee
UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A 45-minute tour of the opera house (not back-stage). It was really interesting and the guide (Paula) made it particularly special by giving us insights from when she danced there when the GDR still existed.We learned a lot about the opera house and Dresden too.

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Thank happygirl20
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building, wonderful acoustics. I was thrilled to be listening to opera where it has been performed for hundreds of years. Well worth going to a performance!

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Thank Elise B
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Honestly the whole building was rebuilt after WWII so nothing is truly authentic antique if you want to be technical about it. The exterior is very nice. We did the inside guided tour, there is not so much to speak of. Our guide was struggling to find enough content to talk. The interior is super nice to view though, so... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

State-of-the-art building, excellent sound and view of the scene. The opera started sharp on time, the orquestre lived up to Verdi's masterpiece (Madame Butterfly). It even had good air conditioning, so that nothing distracted us. All in all, it was worth the money, would recommend without hesitation to anyone who wants to enjoy classical opera in a purely blissful experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Dresden tourism is failing. We couldn't get in, no information about the building outside. Guessed what it was from google search, wandered over, no sign of life!!!

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We saw this as part of our sightseeing your of Dresden. We didn't have a guide but we enjoyed our surroundings. The statues and clock are beautiful.

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