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State Theatre and Opera House

Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
+49 611 1320
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An average European opera house, small and functional, good acoustics

This opera house is smaller than the average European house, and is less opulent than opera houses... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
UD K
Gorgeous theatre

Visiting Germany. Glad we could see inside this wonderful testament to opera. Pity the season... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2017
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One of the city's primary performance centers, the State Theatre hosts opera, ballet, concerts and more.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
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+49 611 1320
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This opera house is smaller than the average European house, and is less opulent than opera houses in Prague, Vienna or New York. But it functions well, and is in great shape. Easy access via the metro, and it is a short walk from the...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Visiting Germany. Glad we could see inside this wonderful testament to opera. Pity the season didn’t have an opera performing then. Spacious and yet surprisingly intimate. Comfortable seats and gorgeous stairs, floors and ceilings. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This is a very impressiv building. I didn't go inside but enjoyed the intricate carvings from the outside. It is set in a nice park with a few sculptures and a small lake inhabited by lots of ducks and geese. Very enjoyable to wander through...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

The State Theatre and Opera House in Wiesbaden is a truly beautiful building and has a elegant interior. A must see for all tourists and travellers in general. Don't forget to bring your camera and take pictures of the beautiful building and surrounding area.

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Reviewed June 15, 2017

The State Theatre, opened in 1894, designed by Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer, was modelled on their other opera houses in Prague and Zurich. It was bombed in Feb 1945 and only fully restored in the 1970s. It has seats for more than a thousand...More

Thank Angela D
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

A gem. Went to the Ring cycle which was very good. The House drinks and snacks are great value better then Covent garden!

Thank Bernard B
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

Try and see something here! The theatre offers performances almost every night of the season, often with adjacent performances in the smaller house and studio. Always a high level of entertainment with a broad mix of classic repertoire with newer jewels.

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

This theater has a fairly typical German story. It was created by royal permission of the emperor (ie Kaiser), the summer comes over in Wiesbaden, has long been the face caressed the attention of the royal family of the city, then was bombed by the...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2017

As I was exploring Wiesbaden, I came across the Hessen state theater building. It is located at Christian-Zais-Straße 3 next to the Kurhaus. Terrific architecture.

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Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is a classic Austro-Hungarian Imperial Theatre ...magnificent architecture. So check the dates of the opera and the ballet and book yourself tickets. We saw an opera ....all in German ....didn't understand a word ....but the spectacle was more than worth it !!

Thank robert092
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