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Visiting the Zwinger at Dresden you'll pass the Theatre place with the famous Semper Opera House. Don't miss to take at least a guided tour through the house - it is worth it in any case! 

Dresden SemperoperDresden Semper Opera foyerDresden's former Royal Court Theatre has a turbulent history. The first Opera House at this location was built 1838-41 by the architect Gottfried Semper and became famous as one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe. 

After it became a victim of flames in 1869, the house was reconstructed 1871-78 in High Renaissance style again by Gottfried Semper. However you know - at the end of World War II, in 1945, the city of Dresden was heavily destroyed by air raids and also the Opera House was badly concerned.

In 1977 - 1985 the theatre was scrupulously and to a great extent faithfully reconstructed, considering the requirements of a modern opera house. As one says, regarding the acoustic, the Semper Opera House even could stand now the comparison with the the Scala at Milan and proudly is presenting a use to capacity of 98%! 


 
Dresden Semper Opera House by night
Dresden Semper Opera auditorium
Dresden Semper Opera stage
Dresden Hofkirche by night
 Semper Opera House
auditorium
Royal Box
stage
Hofkirche viewed
from the Opera house

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