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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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Ajijic, Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Rebuilt with care after the fall of Communism. Viewed only the exterior. Statues worth photos. Not far from the river Elbe.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Located next to Zwinger and close to the river. The beauty could make a great picture during sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Another bright building of Dresden is the Semper Opera House, built out of ruins after the fall of the DDR. If you like real classic music it is a must to see an opera there.

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Los Angeles, CA
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I believe it's possible to tour this building IF one has a performance ticket. We went to see a ballet (which the company stages in addition to operas), which allowed us to walk around and see the building without guidance. The facility is gorgeous with all of the typical balconies one would expect in an old European hall and a... More

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Oldenburg, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

...but to be honest: expected more when walking around. To be honest: there are other places at town who did attract me more than this, just because I didn't get any chance going inside during my stay...

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Make sure you check the posters outside of the opera house that will tell you when you can enter. The hours seem really random and I am not sure the most up-to-date times are on the internet. We wanted to go one afternoon but it was closed. It would have been open at 11 pm for a tour but that... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Not unexpectedly, the Semper Opera House proved to be a beautiful building inside and out. I had booked tickets for "the Gods" online and printed off the tickets. We had no difficulty at all when we presented them, and walked up the several floors to gain comfortable seats near the top of the house. The building is very well air... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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