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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
+49 351 49110
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Thank Gerry D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 31 October 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
Thank Baross
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We took the 45 min tour and it was incredible to learn about the history of the building, the performers and the orchestra. So much so we went back at 6pm when the box office re-opened on Sunday to buy tickets for the 7 pm...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank seatsaleseeker
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

The opera house in Dresden is must to see. In fact you cannot miss it if you are downtown. A extraordinary building but rarely open to the public unless you take an evening at the opera. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom D
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter (21) and I toured the opera house this afternoon 15 Oct 2018 on the English tour. Our guide Paula was very fluent in English and very passionate about the history of the opera house. Definitely recommend going if you can fit it on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GTAggie93
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This was one of the many buildings rebuilt after WWII. One of THE opera houses of Europe. It is lovely. In the centre of the old town, close to the Zwinger, Hofkirche, Frauenkirche, so you can't miss it if you are wandering through the pedestrian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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Response from Doris_Isabel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has! Cosi fan tutte was spoken in Italien, the subtitles where in English and German :-)