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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 49110
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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 2 weeks ago

Even if you are not an opera fan, the Opera House is worth a tour. Tours in several languages are offered. Definitely worth a tour inside to appreciate the artistry, architecture, attention to detail. Lovely.

Thank hellmbeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice facade with very old feel to the building. Didn't get to go in for a show as I was in a rush for time.

Thank Albert Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the opera is mediocre at best, the ochestra is good... the ballet is decent, that is only my opinion. The Semperoper is the opera house of the Dresden and it is called Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, the concert hall of the Staatskapelle Dresden, It became home...More

Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hello, This is an oldest Opera of Dresden situated near Dresden station. You can enjoy walk from train station to this Opera. Dresden has huge squares and big roads. Bus and Tram service is the best to reach Opera but we enjoyed walk. In two...More

Thank Joglekar
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Nice pictures from the outside. did not have time to go inside. but it's iconic in the opera world so worth the pic.

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

The Opera house can only be visited by guided tour so get tickets booked fast as it sells out quickly. Tickets at door and at Information office in centre. Well worth it

Thank Susanne W
Reviewed July 4, 2017

We got tickets to see Giselle Ballet on Wednesday 28th June and were not disappointed. The Opera House is stunning and the ballet was superb. Must visit even if you do not see a performance.

Thank J099
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited the Opera House with friends and did the English tour. Nice to get some background on the history of the current building and the previous opera house which occupied the site until 1945. Worth a visit.

Thank Dazc459
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Try getting tickets for a concert instead of doing the tour. The tour was ok, but I think seeing an opera or concert gives the place it's entire magical touch.

Thank Katrin R
Reviewed June 15, 2017

This is one of the most beautiful and ornate buildings I've ever seen. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take pictures inside unless you pay a fee. (We were on a tour.) The original opera house was built of wood and was destroyed in a...More

Thank Sharon M
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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 :-)