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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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Neighbourhood: Innere Altstadt
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Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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+49 351 49110
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Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945...

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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Beautiful building!

This Opera House is truly beautiful in its fully restored opulence. The front of house decoration is something else and there are so many Ionic columns I lost count! Fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Birmingham England
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Opera House is truly beautiful in its fully restored opulence. The front of house decoration is something else and there are so many Ionic columns I lost count! Fantastic staircases too. The Auditorium is dominated by a huge chandelier. A guided tour with "Paula" who spoke very good English and put over great love for the building and opera... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At least as regards architecture and space - this is one of the greats. Opera Productions tend to be good quality, but not necessarily the highest. The concerts by the world famous Staatskappelle are usually world class. Do go in any case, just to see the beautifully restored interiors.

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Ridgewood, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is absolutely beautiful from the outside. Especially at night with it illuminated. If you have the opportunity go inside and see and hear a performance to experience it best.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first building restored and sat in rumble until the 1980s. The community did a fantastic job restoring it and the tour was very good. We also viewed an opera the following night and the acoustics were great and we got very good, reasonably priced seats the day before the performance. If you go on their website, it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Semperoper several times, most recently to see Don Giovanni. It was a fantastic experience. The opera house is truly majestic, and has been restored to an exceptionally high standard. From the moment you arrive, to leaving your coat in the cloakroom, to pre-performance refreshments, everything runs like clockwork. For this visit our seats were up... More 

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Ikast, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The Semper Opera House is an iconi building, and especially beautiful in the evening time. The opera offers amazing experiences and if you have a chance you should visit it for a concert, opera or ballet.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Go early, enjoy a glass wine before while soaking up the ambiance. Beautiful opera hose with world class performances.

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing , cultural and nice building. You can watch amazing programs in front of the Opera house too. Nice place!

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Try to go 30 minutes before a show starts and you might get discount tickets for 10 Euros! It is worth the visit if you are in Dresden!

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Germany
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

It was fantastic. Starts from the building and the atmosphere in it, continues to the actors. The sound was perfect, the decorations were amazing. Not too much, not too less.

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