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Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar
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Leipzig, Germany
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240 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

A concert hall with a (political) history, where music is written with a capital M. This time we enjoyed Mozart's "Magic Flute" in a very entertaining form, excellently accompanied by the Staatskapelle Weimar.

Visited June 2013
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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“Backdrop to Goethe-Schiller Monument”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

On July 17 we took a whirlwind tour of Weimar since we had only one day here on our 10-drivng tour of Germany. We saw the Goethe Garden House, the Goethe National Museum, and the Park on the Ilm. We even stopped by the City Museum. On the way back we couldn't forget to pay a visit to the Goethe-Schiller Monument. I snapped several photos and discovered that the National Theater formed a very good backdrop to the famous pair.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent early 20th century opera house”
Reviewed 21 May 2012

The opera was built just before the first world war and has ben heavily restored, but the murals in the grand salon and the first floor gallery are superb. The opera house is modern and has excellent accoustics and sight lines. We saw a good production of Traviata there.

Visited May 2012
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Madison, Alabama
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“Impressive Theater”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Conveniently located across the platz from the Bauhaus Museum is stop number 22 on the free tour map from the visitors center. Those desiring more culture should catch a show, we opted to simply marvel the architecture.

Visited May 2012
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Oberhausen, Germany
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“Jewel in the Crown of German Culture”
Reviewed 6 February 2011

The Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar is a jewel in the crown of German culture, and well worth a visit. Current opera productions include a risky and experimental 'Tristan und Isolde' (Wagner), an amazing 'Fiery Angel' (Prokofiev) which is worth the journey across Germany to see, and 'Le nozze di Figaro. which includes a dramatic use of changing scenery that invites disaster and tests the skill of the stagehands and technicians. Upcoming is 'Die Lustige Witwe' (Lehar) and a revival of Wagner's complete Ring cycle.
The Schauspiel (German language theater) has a number of interesting productions, some of which get lost in the onstage brutality which seems typical of Schauspiel in Germany, and the lack of any real character focus among the predominantly young actors. Worth seeing is the modern take on Shakespeare's 'Der Sturm'.
The orchestra of Weimar has a history that dates back to 1491, and sometimes one is made aware of this history without being aware of any particular quality of playing that distinguishes it from other orchestras. But they excel in the Germanic repertoire, as one would expect a decent German orchestra to do.

Visited January 2011
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