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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Innere Altstadt
+49 351 49110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the afternoon tour and loved! What an amazing revenue and detailed stories. We had the lucky to see the stage courtiers open and all employees working for the ballet that was about to start.

Thank Rafaela R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restored Opera House is an architectural treasure. Beautiful facade with gorgeous mosaics. Didn't go inside but exterior is most impressive.

Thank Wesley C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just an great experience. It doesn't really matter if you be there for concerts or opera, it's great every time.

Thank robert t
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is the most beautiful opera house I visited. Having been rebuilt two times, it is has a brand new, lavishly decorated interior which is almost an exact replica of what it was before being almost completely destroyed during WWII. Introductory talks are given before...More

Thank igormk
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The tour was simply horrible. I cannot understand how a German opera house does not monitor the quality of its tours. The tour guide, P***a, was all over the place - there was no structure, no storyline, no coherence. It felt awkward at times -...More

Thank Akkkk
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The Semper Opera House is a marvelous piece of architecture. It has a fabulous history of providing great performances.

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Bought a ticket for the tour. It was very interesting to learn about the history of the opera. You need to buy a photo licence which was £3 but you get quite a few opportunities to take pictures.

Thank Shani W
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

A lovely warm performance danced to the original Score with Dresden interpretations. The Semperoper company are young and vibrant and did this traditional Christmas treat proud . A great experience and the Opera House was magnificent too !

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

12.10.17 A good German friend took us on a tour today and what a magnificent building. Great place for any professional performer to appear and for people to attend. the Doctor Hit me with some LOVE ❤️💕 and a helpful VOTE!

Thank DoctorVonCueBall
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Attending two opera performances plus The Nutcracker ballet here was the highlight of my stay in Dresden. Was hoping to hear a German opera, but they were only performing two Italian ones (La Boheme and Lucia di Lammermoor) the week I was there. The opera...More

Thank Margaret C
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2 March 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 :-)