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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Innere Altstadt
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+49 351 49110
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I (unfortunately) only stayed 1 night at hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski (this was a magnificent hotel which was only 3 min walk to Semperoper). I had booked tickets to the opera La Boheme (I'd purchased premium seats which was on first elevation). Words cannot describe the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popping to Dresden for a few days we where lucky enough to get tickets last minute. Had great seats and must say a very different evening. It's lovely to see everyone making a effort and there is a dress code . Beautiful building . All...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

It is strange to think that the whole city has been re done after the war, and has replicated the past brick by brick. It was a beautiful experience and very informative tour at the opera house, along with other famous sights in Dresden.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We took the English visit at 11.00 am. Our guide Thomas was outgoing an created a most impressing 1 hour tour. We really enjoyed.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We took an English guided tour. Very good decision. The tour guides are able to bring to life the history of the building as well as the promise of the future in terms of how this opera house will continue to try new things and...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I visited Semperoper to see Nutcracker ballet. The ballet was a nice interpretation, with young dancers from ballet school engaged and good diversity of talent. But what I will remember most from my visit is the mesmerising architecture of the opera house itself. Huge grand...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I am very impressed with this place. I’m quite surprised at how beautiful the town (city?) of Dresden is... a real jewel! The opera house is outstanding! Lovely natural acoustic, certainly one of the nicest I have had the pleasure of visiting... Well worth a...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Compared to many opera houses the auditorium is tiny, but the acoustics are marvellous. Opera productions can sometimes seem quirky for quirky's sake but the orchestra and singers are usually top quality.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The building is nice and well restored. In particular the view and the decorations in the second floor. Try to combine your visit with a performance. We watched an excellent ballet performance (midnight summer dream & 4 seasons).

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful interior. Comfortable seats with built in air conditioning.Totally inadequate provision of loos so that intervals spent queuing rather than enjoying a glass of wine .

1  Thank Elizabeth W
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Traveler47California
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 :-)
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