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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
Phone Number: 0351/49 11-0
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Dresden Day Trip from Berlin
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Ranked #5 of 61 Attractions in Dresden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945...
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Type: Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Udaipur, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

this opera was renovated after world war , a nice opera with lot of history , but there is no much use of guided tour , you can take a round by yourself buying a ticket or taking audio guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My Wife had always wanted to go to the Semper opera house and in particular to see a Richard Strauss opera performed there.This seemed to be too good an opportunity to miss and so we saw a stunning performance of Der Rosenkavalier last Sunday, to celebrate her 60th birthday. All booked on line, we even managed a pre-performance tour of... More 

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Charlottesville VA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is one of the great opera houses of Europe. Worth a visit, preferably during a performance. We happened to be there for the final performance of Carmen -- spectacular performance -- for a while and the house had long since sold out. Buy your performance tickets early!

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st louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We arrived an hour before the performance and got perfect seats, second tier center, first row. The building is magnificent. Alexei Ratmansky's choreography of Strauss's Tanzsuite was superb. The New York Times agreed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

So much history and such an amazing place. Just one of the many attractions to see in Dresden, which are all close to the city centre. A beautifully preserved building.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you get the opportunity to attend an opera in Dresden then it is worth it. I had the opportunity to attend Daphne by Strauss. It was amazing. The Semperoper is beautiful and it is hard to tell that it is not original. Take a walk around the perimeter and then take a tour of the inside, you will be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was lucky enough to receive some insiders information that if your a student you can buy ten euro tickets in the night of the performance. I speak German so I was lucky in a sense that I was told by some young men at the door that the student line was there and they were at the front. The... More 

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wigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Interesting to hear all the history of this building. Inside decorations very opulent. I would have given more stars if able to book a show there seems to be plenty of choice if you are able to be flexible with dates. Very busy with tours are tour in English was comprehensive but the guide was very bossy if not rude;... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Tickets are expensive, but available last minute. The restored opera house is a gem, and the acoustics are first-rate. We saw La Boheme; though I didn't know any of the cast I though the singing and acting were brilliant, as was the orchestra. Unlike American opera-goers who are mostly elderly, the audience spanned the whole age range. We weren't dressed... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Tannhäuser in an exquisite historic environment. Wagner himself conducted the first performance exactly 169 years ago. Excellent performance - great soloists. Program in English and French.

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