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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 good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Innere Altstadt
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+49 351 49110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Opera house has an English speaking tour in the afternoon, 3:00 during my visit. It is well worth the time to see the interior of the building. On this visit, my 2nd, they presented a film on the condition of the building after WWII...More

Thank Rodney M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We participated in a guided tour which took 45 minutes. It was a great experience and we received plenty of background information. No doubt that we will return when the new program is out. We recommend this experience 100%!

Thank Patric S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considered one of the premier Opera Houses in the world, Dresden's Semper Opera was rebuilt following its destruction in a bombing raid during WWII. The first Opera House was designed and built in the Italian Renaissance style by the architect Gottfried Semper and opened in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see place on your visit to Dresden... we took the guided tour in English and learnt a lot . It’s a beautiful building and the interiors are breathtaking. The effort that has gone to rebuild after the destruction during the war...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated close to the centre of the old town the Opera House is a sumptuous looking building that really draws the eye. Has a regular programme of top quality operas.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opera building ismonumental and gorgeous. Opera is known as one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe. It is the main decoration on the Theatral Square. On both sides of enrance are sculptures of Goethe and Schiller. Аround the perimeter 16 sculptures of famous...More

Thank Victoria C
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The building was beyond amazing. Things you would never dream of went into making this building. Do take the tour. It is worth your time.

Thank jaehlert2
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had an excellent tour of the Semper Opera House which gave us a great understanding of the reconstruction of the building. If you have time, do try and attend an opera.

Thank leahy1944
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A reconstruction that gives the illusion of very old! So much destroyed has been redone in a relatively short period of time. Very inspiring to see what the country has invested.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Beware. The Semperoper May be a beautiful structure, but we’ll never know. We planned our entire day around the evening performance with the pre-opera tour. The website said the tour would be in English and German. Moreove, the telephone receptionist, 2 hours before the scheduled...More

1  Thank stephen r
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Padawg
10 July 2018|
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Response from Aalahazrat | Reviewed this property |
Our tour lasted slightly less than an hour.
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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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