Dresden, Germany

The Semperoper is the opera house of the Saxon State Opera and the concert hall of the Saxon State Orchestra. It is also home to the Semperoper Ballett. The building is located near the Elbe River in the historic centre of Dresden.

The opera house was originally built by the architect Gottfried Semper in 1841. After a devastating fire in 1869, the opera house was rebuilt, partly again by Semper, and completed in 1878.

In 1945, during the last months of World War II, the building was largely destroyed again. Exactly 40 years later, on 13 February 1985, the opera's reconstruction was completed.

The opera house has a long history of premieres, including major works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.



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Founded: 1841/1878
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)


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Aimar Jaakson (6 months ago)
Operahouse in Dresden. You can visit with guided tours or visiting concert or opera. There will be a lo guided tours in english, in German. But you need to buy it advance. Tour itslef was great, there is information, was introduced rooms. Big house but for me was too short.
Hann Weiland (6 months ago)
The opera house of the Semperoper Saxony Dresden State Opera, the concert hall of the Saxon State Orchestra Dresden. Built in 1841 by the architect Gottfried Semper, Semperoper carries the traces of the Early Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Greek Style in its architecture.
Іzzαт Z (8 months ago)
Currently No. 1 on my list among the most aesthetic buildings I've ever seen & visited. ? Only had time to walk on the outside and take photos, but definitely take your time with it. ? A wonderful gem of Dresden city. ⚜
TheEvdriver (11 months ago)
We tool the highlight tour which was fine. Glad we did it. Dont know why online booking is still necessary, without covid. Could be easier.
Anne H (12 months ago)
We saw a symphony concert here last week and it was wonderful! Very powerful and moving. Live music played well in this setting was so inspiring! We were so glad to be able to see a live performance in the Semper Opera House while visiting Dresden. It made the visit feel more complete!
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