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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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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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Great restoration

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I saw the magic flute. I could not understand a word ... and was sad to realize there were no subtitles (my own fault for not checking). However, the music was beautiful and the staging interesting. The experience itself was quite enjoyable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The crown jewel on Theatreplatz is the Semperoper, a classical opera house and perhaps one of the most stunning ones in Europe. From opera, to ballet to even classical concerts, the Semperoper stands tall as a premier entertainment venue for the fine arts, a throwback to the days when it was frequented by the royals and elites. But the opera house... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Amazing outside and inside. The tour is a must and also a music performance (Concert, Opera....). Tickets for the tour is better to get them in advance, specially for the English tour. Suzanne the tour guide is great (she used to be a ballet dancer).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The elegant Dresden opera sits on a huge square opposite the Royal palace. Centrally positioned it totally dominates the square. Totally destroyed in Allies bombing of 1945 it was rebuilt and serves as one of the best acoustics venues worldwide. There's a great tour to visit it's fabulous interiors, highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

it was a pleasure simply wandering around the building and admiring the different views. Unfortunately, I didn't have the opportunity to tour the inside, or attend a performance. But it gives me a reason to return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

I manage to have last minute ticket with partial view. It was only 11euros. It was one of my best 11euros entertainment. I am not fan of opera but once it should be tried

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We took the tour and got to see the various levels, foyers and the hall itself. A very well spoken and friendly guide took us through, answering all our questions. Had to pay a few euro for permission to take photos - not so unusual with some of these venues; in this case, worth it, as the architecture and features... More 

Thank Tony Z

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