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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:
+49 351 49110
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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

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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I did the tour to the Opera which I didnt book in advance , no need in winter season but summer you must book in advance. The tour is around 1 hour to show you inside but I would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the tour to the Opera which I didnt book in advance , no need in winter season but summer you must book in advance. The tour is around 1 hour to show you inside but I would have loved to attend to the opera that night That is more worthy. I expected more from this tour but overall... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building, its natural,fine accoustics and its presentations take you straight back a couple of hundred years. And at a lot more reasonable prices than in Milan or London or New York. Very funny announcement about asking to turn off our mobile phones because we were being 'connected' to 'art' !

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Tivat Municipality, Montenegro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit to the Semperoper, this time to see Haensel und Gretel. The building is one of our favourites and never fails to impress. We had relatively central seats on the 2 Rang booked through a Berlin agency - a reliable agency is possibly the best way for occasional visitors to get tickets, and had a clear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour offered by the opera was reasonably priced and it is way more fun than just looking around. It's worth doing and the guide was friendly. We got to see the stage setting which was still under construction for new year's Eve.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The opera house in itself is beautiful and ornate. We saw the Nutcracker during the Holiday season. Our seats were on the 6th row, center and they were fabulous. I would recommend making time in your plans to visit here and also do the tour. Also, preorder your snacks and drinks for intermission. Your food will be on a table... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

The opera house is a beautiful building! We saw The Nutcracker and it was amazing! If you see some type of performance, I recommend reserving a drink for intermission. Whatever you ordered is waiting at a table and you don't have to wait in the long lines.

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Bath, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We were lucky enough to get tickets for the Nutcracker. This had to be one of the more memorable performances ever seen, not only because of the quality of the performance, but because of the splendor of the Opera House. Don't just go for a tour, get tickets for a performance!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Beautiful place with a wonderful history. If you like performing centers, this is a must. Taking a tour gives you special insight.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Truly a must see if you visit Dresden. This opera house is absolutely beautiful and is a true sight to behold. I would strongly recommend that you take a tour or get tickets to a show of you are ever in Dresden.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I have to admit, we were not inside, but from the outdoor, it's not very impressive or attractive. Especially compared to the images you might have in mind from the very popular German beer ad (Radeberger)...

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