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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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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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Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Innere Altstadt
+49 351 49110
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the opera house to see La Bayadere, performed by the Semperoper Ballet. It was a beautiful performance, terrific dancing with amazing costumes and sets. The opera house is quite a treat, all by itself. The architecture is impressive, and the seating is comfortable...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see Rigoletto: we booked the tickets before leaving the UK and were astonished at how reasonably priced they were. Much better value than in the UK. The restored building is spectacular. The performance as also excellent. Well acted as well as well...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Semper-Oper is, without any doubt, one of the most spectacular opera houses on the globe and if you don't have a chance to attend a performance of the outstanding ensemble, there are guided tours that let you admire the grandeur of the architecture and...More

Thank Betelgeuze68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first building that we saw during our walking tour of Dresden, and it was hard not to be impressed with its beauty and elegance. The sculptures and frescos were very detailed and stunning. The opera house offers good photo opportunities, particularly in...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The destruction and rebuild of this opera house (that used to be a theatre before WWII) is the theme of the guided tour. A little slide show at the beginning of the tour gave us an idea how badly destroyed the opera house was. Lots...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

The Opera house has an English speaking tour in the afternoon, 3:00 during my visit. It is well worth the time to see the interior of the building. On this visit, my 2nd, they presented a film on the condition of the building after WWII...More

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We participated in a guided tour which took 45 minutes. It was a great experience and we received plenty of background information. No doubt that we will return when the new program is out. We recommend this experience 100%!

Thank Patric S
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Considered one of the premier Opera Houses in the world, Dresden's Semper Opera was rebuilt following its destruction in a bombing raid during WWII. The first Opera House was designed and built in the Italian Renaissance style by the architect Gottfried Semper and opened in...More

5  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see place on your visit to Dresden... we took the guided tour in English and learnt a lot . It’s a beautiful building and the interiors are breathtaking. The effort that has gone to rebuild after the destruction during the war...More

Thank tanupriyac
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Situated close to the centre of the old town the Opera House is a sumptuous looking building that really draws the eye. Has a regular programme of top quality operas.

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July 9, 2018|
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Response from Aalahazrat | Reviewed this property |
Our tour lasted slightly less than an hour.
March 2, 2016|
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Response from Doris_Isabel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has! Cosi fan tutte was spoken in Italien, the subtitles where in English and German :-)