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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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 11 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
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Opera House near Elbe river in the center of Dresden. It is also a concert hall of Dresden Orchestra.

Thank Jenry D
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Rigoletto @ its best! Elena Gorshunova was excellent! The opera is the place to visit again, wonderful acoustics!

Thank TomasBG
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Its amazing experience to be there, to see real professionals to do real art. I love this house! I can recommend especially La Boheme, Salome and Freischütz.

Thank Petra H
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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 :-)