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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to plenty of opera houses across many of the world's prime locations, but the Semperoper stands out from the rest...with ease. The facade alone is in a league of its own and, when illuminated on a clear night, it puts the "m"...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank scooby1305
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have seen many plays / opera’s/ ballets now during our time living in Dresden. It is always of a very high quality. Top dancers and singers. Also the ticket prices are ok. We like this place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 62marliess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Opera House is impressive on the outside and beautiful on the inside. I enjoyed the guided tour and learnt so much about the interior design, the performances and the music hall. Great place to visit and worth every cent. Excellent place for photographs in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 857kirstenm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sure, the show was lovely and it's a beautiful building. BUT 1. The guy at the bar was grumpy with us because we pre-ordered drinks online and this was incovenient for him 2. They wouldn't let my parents into the concert hall because they still...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FRUDAC
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This old opera house is as unusual as it is beautiful. At first the accoustics seem a bit muffled, as if you need amplification, but then you settle into a soft but clear musical experience. Fabulous to look at and sink into a totally removed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank saradetroit71
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Beautiful at night, don't forget your tripod! It's conveniently located at the north-east entrance of Zwinger. Go for the tour!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DougChan
Reviewed December 5, 2018

The opera house is located right beside the Dresden Castle and The Zwinger. The tour price of 11 Euros is well worth the price for a 45 minute tour. You see the beautiful painted ceilings in the foyer and hallways. The opera hall is splendid...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Gerry D
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Located in the heart of Dresden, the magnificent building dates back to the nineteenth century and has been reconstructed several times. The current structure is a late twentieth century reconstruction after destruction during the second world war. In front of the building is a large...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Almost completely destroyed in WO II, the opera house was restored with great care. And once again restoration was needed after the flooding of the Elbe in 2002. But now the interior looks very grand again. I attended the opera “Carmen’ by George Bizet. And...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Beautiful building. I only watching from outside and in this case it was more then enough. Dresden have so much nice buildings that you don't know where to go first and all in a circle of 3 minutes walk everywhere. The opera house have the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Padawg
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Aalahazrat | Reviewed this property |
Our tour lasted slightly less than an hour.
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Traveler47California
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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 :-)
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