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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 today via mobile

I revisited Dresden after 15 or more years. A visit to the Semper Opera was absolutely on my must do List.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 539dunes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always book ahead of time to avoid disappointments. We bought our ticket for the tour of the semperoper online with more than a month in advance. We got our pdf with bar code etc all for 11 am on Feb 10. We were by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank donemyshareotravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the places in Dresden that you should visit. You can do a tour or even better go to an opera or concert.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank GaryF235
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to plenty of opera houses across many of the world's prime locations, but the Semperoper stands out from the rest...with ease. The facade alone is in a league of its own and, when illuminated on a clear night, it puts the "m"...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank scooby1305
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We have seen many plays / opera’s/ ballets now during our time living in Dresden. It is always of a very high quality. Top dancers and singers. Also the ticket prices are ok. We like this place.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 62marliess
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

The Opera House is impressive on the outside and beautiful on the inside. I enjoyed the guided tour and learnt so much about the interior design, the performances and the music hall. Great place to visit and worth every cent. Excellent place for photographs in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 857kirstenm
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Sure, the show was lovely and it's a beautiful building. BUT 1. The guy at the bar was grumpy with us because we pre-ordered drinks online and this was incovenient for him 2. They wouldn't let my parents into the concert hall because they still...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank FRUDAC
Reviewed 11 December 2018

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
1  Thank saradetroit71
Reviewed 10 December 2018

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
1  Thank DougChan
Reviewed 5 December 2018

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
2  Thank Gerry D
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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.
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 :-)