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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 #5 of 68 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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wigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

For opera-lovers, a visit to Dresden – no matter how short – is incomplete if one does not go to the splendid jewel box that is the Semper Opera to see and listen to an opera. We were lucky that on a recent visit to Dresden, tickets were available for a production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutti. The director’s modern... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This opera house is as beautiful as it is grand. Located next to the Zwinger palace, this is a must for any visitor. A really lovely building with some stunning architecture.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have traveled to Dresden only because of the opera. I have seen both opera and ballet and both were on very high world standard. The ensable is very international and choosen with care. The opera house itself is restored with care (the building was basically destroyed in 1945 by massive air attacs).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Surprising place. This is the third iteration, at least. Fire and war severely damaged the previous ones. A house tour (make sure it is in a language you speak) will probably be of interest. We attended a performance. They present 40 different operas every year, and the house is used 330 days out of the year. Our performance was not... More

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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189 reviews 189 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took a tour and I suggest you do the same. One need to hear what is behind the facade of this beautfully restored, but often DDR fake Opera building.

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Cervo, Italia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
79 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Alongside the Zwinger on the huge Theatre Square is the magnificent, harmoniously built Semperoper, an opera house and concert hall that Gottfried Semper erected in 1878, giving it one of the best acoustics. The theatre was rebuilt from scratch after the Allied air raids of 1945, restoring its formidable acoustics. It can be viewed inside and in fron of it... More

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St-Bruno, Qc. Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You were looking forward to attend the presentation of Elisir D'Amore and managed to book tickets in advance, on the web. The performance was fine but we also bought tickets for a visit before the presentation and this was a mistake... It is not worth spending any money for that since they have very little to show. In fact, if... More

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