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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0351/49 11-0
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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
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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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Tour of Opera House interior

Tickets for an opera performance impossible but do not miss the guided tour of the Opera House: available in English and German. The Opera House has been destroyed and rebuilt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tickets for an opera performance impossible but do not miss the guided tour of the Opera House: available in English and German. The Opera House has been destroyed and rebuilt twice with attention to all the detail of the original with hidden extras such as air con and recycling of water. One of the best guided tours in Dresden.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The opera house was renovated and opened after war in mid 1980s. First visit, and was able to see a very well sung modern interpretation of Don Giovanni and following night the symphony orchestra. For those who appreciate classical music, the Semper Opera House absolutely worth a visit on many levels.

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Thank NYCinBp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't get in this structure because I was short of time but believe me from the outside it looks marvelous and I heard that acoustics are one the best in the world.

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Radeberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charlatan promises with his »dear drink of Isolde« to live her dreams – with the finest Italian Belcanto Donizetti tells a story in which the love is attacked in all her variants with a wink. We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Semperoper

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Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, it is closed on Sundays. I forgot to check about its opening time. Normally, only guided tours are allowed in this place. Make sure you check the tour time shown in front of the opera house and buy the ticket. Heard it is beautiful inside.

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interior of the Semper does not disappoint. Creamy gorgeous with painting and embellishment everywhere-- no amount of gilt was spared! The number one thing to see in Dresden IS the Semper Opera and no better way to see it than "at the opera." I had doubts that "will call" tickets ordered in the USA would work but they did.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A concise and engaging tour. In 45 minutes, I learned about the architecture, history, famous performances, and reconstruction of the opera house thanks to an energetic and articulate tour guide. I registered in advance for a guided tour of the opera house on the Semperoper website, though it is also possible to purchase tour tickets in town at the building... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We went to the box office at 6pm for a 7pm curtain of Elixir of Love. We scored some great seats for €28.50 and saw an awesome show. This also allowed us to walk all around the interiors of this beautiful opera house and see the beautiful ceilings. Recommended.

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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Gottfried Semper's first theatre on this site was destroyed by fire in 1869. Rebuilt under the direction of his son, the new opera house opened in 1878. Only the shell of the sumptuous building survived the bombing of February 1945. Exactly 40 years later it reopened, magnificently furnished and decorated, as before, but with modern back stage facilities added. The... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited the opera house while in Dresden. It is a spectacular facility with outstanding acoustics. We were provided with a English speaking tour guide who was very knowledgeable, friendly, and answered all our questions. Residents of Dresden can be very proud of such a fantastic opera house. Definitely worth a visit!

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