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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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  • 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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"la boheme"
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"richard strauss"
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Reviewed 4 days 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 days 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 days 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 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank stephen r
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the walking tour of the opera house. It has been lovingly restored to all of its former glory. Outstanding work. Even if you are not a fan of opera, a tour of the facility is worth the time. The tour guides speak English. Bravo!

Thank H T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here just for the opera from Berlin. The building was beautiful and of course the opera itself, incredible performance. You have to go there to experience it. What I really don’t like was the old cobble stones surrounding this place-if you are wearing...More

Thank Winnie K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Semperoper is a jewel. Plan to attend a performance there during your stay if you can. If not there are tours you can take but it needs to seen if you love great opera houses. There may be only a few as lovely as...More

Thank James K
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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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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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