Semper Opera (Semperoper)

The 'Most Beautiful Theatre in the World'

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This opera house shines into the world! It’s the second one that Gottfried Semper built in this spot. The first one opened on April 21, 1841 and was a three-story sandstone building. It was referred to as the “most beautiful theatre in the world”. Theatre and opera were played in the house with space for a total of 1,750 attendances.

On September 29, 1869 it burned down – because of carelessness. After a compromise made of wood (which the people of Dresden disrespectfully called “booth”) the new opera opened on February 2, 1878.

In world war II a victim of the bombs and reopened on February 13, 1985 (exactly 40 years after it was destroyed) the Semperoper is a must for tourists visiting Dresden – and those who don’t like operas can take a tour through the house…

At A Glance

Theaterplatz 2
Dresden Saxony 01067
49 351 4911705

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