Semper Opera House

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Semper Opera House is at the cultural heart of Dresden. Named after its creator, Gottfried Semper, the architecturally impressive opera house was originally built in 1838 on the Theatre Square where it was restored and eventually reopened in 1985 in all its original splendour. 

The Semper Opera House is regarded as one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world and is renowned for its incomparable artistic performances. The ensemble and numerous international guest artists constantly contribute to its unique reputation.

The Semper Opera House is also home to the Staatskapelle Dresden, one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras since its foundation over 460 years ago. Christian Thielemann has been the Principal Conductor since August 2012. The State Opera Chorus was founded by Carl Maria von Weber in 1817. Numerous important premieres made operatic history here, such as Richard Wagner’s »Rienzi«, »Der fliegenden Holländer« and »Tannhäuser«.

Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden/ Saxon State Opera Dresden
Besucherdienst/ Customer Service
Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden
T +49 351 4911 705
F +49 351 4911 700

Photo: Matthias Creutziger, © Semper Opera House Dresden  

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