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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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Neighbourhood: Innere Altstadt
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Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 351 49110
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Beautiful building!

Seating right in the middle of the city, it's hard to miss this one. We did not get inside but it's truly beautiful to look at from the outside.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seating right in the middle of the city, it's hard to miss this one. We did not get inside but it's truly beautiful to look at from the outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quintessential Dresden. We visited a ballet "Romeo and Juliet" which was a bit modern but performed quite well. The building is beautiful, and acoustics are great. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to not only tour the opera house but attended a performance. The Opera House is gorgeous and well worth the trip. The Opera Company is outstanding. We loved the performance. They did Carman. It was set in a contemporary setting that had shades of our perceptions of Eastern Europe before the fall of the Wall. Singers... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built up after World War Two exactly as before it is not to be missed. The 4 imitation marble colonnades and foyers linking a passage way around the actual theatre is an interesting concept. The theatre inside is more large then long and the Fledermaus given that evening impressing. Excellent restaurant service booked ahead. Book a guided tour before the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I did the tour to the Opera which I didnt book in advance , no need in winter season but summer you must book in advance. The tour is around 1 hour to show you inside but I would have loved to attend to the opera that night That is more worthy. I expected more from this tour but overall... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The building, its natural,fine accoustics and its presentations take you straight back a couple of hundred years. And at a lot more reasonable prices than in Milan or London or New York. Very funny announcement about asking to turn off our mobile phones because we were being 'connected' to 'art' !

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Tivat Municipality, Montenegro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was our third visit to the Semperoper, this time to see Haensel und Gretel. The building is one of our favourites and never fails to impress. We had relatively central seats on the 2 Rang booked through a Berlin agency - a reliable agency is possibly the best way for occasional visitors to get tickets, and had a clear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The guided tour offered by the opera was reasonably priced and it is way more fun than just looking around. It's worth doing and the guide was friendly. We got to see the stage setting which was still under construction for new year's Eve.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The opera house in itself is beautiful and ornate. We saw the Nutcracker during the Holiday season. Our seats were on the 6th row, center and they were fabulous. I would recommend making time in your plans to visit here and also do the tour. Also, preorder your snacks and drinks for intermission. Your food will be on a table... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The opera house is a beautiful building! We saw The Nutcracker and it was amazing! If you see some type of performance, I recommend reserving a drink for intermission. Whatever you ordered is waiting at a table and you don't have to wait in the long lines.

Thank David U

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