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“Beautiful opera house”

Semper Opera House (Semperoper)
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Ranked #5 of 226 things to do in Dresden
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Located next to Zwinger and close to the river. The beauty could make a great picture during sunset.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Another bright building of Dresden is the Semper Opera House, built out of ruins after the fall of the DDR. If you like real classic music it is a must to see an opera there.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I believe it's possible to tour this building IF one has a performance ticket. We went to see a ballet (which the company stages in addition to operas), which allowed us to walk around and see the building without guidance.

The facility is gorgeous with all of the typical balconies one would expect in an old European hall and a beautiful stage and curtain. Actually, though, this building is a recreation of the original building, bombed during WW II. The recreation is meticulous and it, along with the rest of downtown Dresden, looks like it comes from the 17th century.

The performance (of "Swan Lake") was absolutely wonderful with excellent dancers and an orchestra of great ability. Our ticket was quite expensive but we took what we could get (the only two left) at 4th row center. No regrets there, but it points to the fact that the season completely sells out and one needs to plan ahead (we ordered from the U.S.) if one hopes to get in. That said, there may be "Standing Room Only" seats, so don't give up hope.

1  Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

...but to be honest: expected more when walking around. To be honest: there are other places at town who did attract me more than this, just because I didn't get any chance going inside during my stay...

Thank travelbearnd
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Make sure you check the posters outside of the opera house that will tell you when you can enter. The hours seem really random and I am not sure the most up-to-date times are on the internet. We wanted to go one afternoon but it was closed. It would have been open at 11 pm for a tour but that was too late for us.

Thank FrauSok
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