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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

1,862 Reviews
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Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany
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Dresden Central Station20 min
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Jae L wrote a review Aug 2020
Long Island, New York5,244 contributions471 helpful votes
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During our train travel through Germany, we visited Dresden, and joined a guided tour of this opera house with our pre-purchased tour tickets. We went to the Theater Square about 15 minutes early to admire the panoramic views of the opera house, Konig Johann Denkmal (King Johann Monument), Zwinger and other beautiful buildings surrounding the square. Then, we went to the opera house entrance. At the tour time, a guide from the opera house came out, and called us in. Once inside, we were led to the coat check-in counter where we checked our bags. Then, we toured various halls and chambers. Near the end of the tour, we were seated at an upper level area of the opera house to enjoy the view of the stage and seating areas. The interior of the opera house reminded us of Vienna State Opera House, although the two opera houses had subtle diffences. Our visit to Semeroper at this time was especially memorable to us, because we had visited Poet Henrich Heine’s birth house in Dusseldorf and Wartburg Castle in Eisenach before arriving at Dresden. Why were these prior visits relevant? It’s because; (1) Richard Wagner staged his masterpieces “Der fliegende Holländer” and “Tannhäuser” in this opera house (Sempreoper’s predecessor:C ourt Theatre). (2) Wagner composed these operas inspired by Henrich Heine’s poems “Der fliegende Holländer” & “Tannhäuser”. (3) Wartburg Castle in Eisenach was the backdrop of Heine’s & Wagner’s “Tannhäuser”. Semperoper tour is highly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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PoruGM wrote a review Jan 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands46 contributions47 helpful votes
We have visited many opera houses in Europa and the Semperoper belongs to the TOP houses! The stairwell and corridors are beautifully decorated together with chandeliers. The concert hall itself has a very good acoustic, both for opera's, concerts or ballet. One can also join a tour to admire this beautiful theater (which is always nice to do when visiting such an extaordinary theater, like the Operahouse in Vienna or Paris)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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pnhmrk wrote a review Jan 2020
York, United Kingdom460 contributions688 helpful votes
We attended a performance of Hansel and Gretel just before Christmas. The performance, music and singing were excellent. The building is also very attractive. It’s hard to remember that it was only rebuilt in the last 99 years - it seems so much more stately and refined. I think that it’s definitely worth attending a performance to experience the opera house.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Fabio Diglio wrote a review Dec 2019
Valencia, Spain1,307 contributions261 helpful votes
Dresden’s Semperoper, part of the Zwinger complex, is the most famous opera house in Germany and one of Europe’s most historic and renowned centres of music.  It was closed during World War II, in August 1944, and six months later destroyed by the Allied air attacks. Its reconstruction took a long time, almost 40 years.  Tip: Photos are stunning at night time
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Anita wrote a review Dec 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Very lucky to get tickets to Nabucco at The Semperopre in November. Magnificent production and venue.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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