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Semper Opera House
Semperoper in Dresden
The Semper Opera is one of the most important historic buildings in Dresden and at the same time the most beautiful opera houses in the world. It is the home of the Saxon State Opera Dresden (German: Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden) and the concert hall of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden in Dresden, Germany. It was built in 1841 by architect Gottfried Semper; it is the only theater in Germany that bears the name of its architect.
The building style itself is debated among many, as it has features that appear in the Early Renaissance style, Baroque and even features Corinthian style pillars typical of classical Greece (classical revival). Perhaps the most suitable label for this style would be Eclecticism, where influences from many styles are used- a practice most common during this period.
The Semper Opera House displays incredible beauty inside as well. All rooms and corridors are richly decorated with paintings and stucco. The auditorium in the stalls and offers four tiers of seats for about 1,300 visitors. The acoustics are great at each place and will even surpass that of La Scala.
Outside of both rehearsal and performance times, it is possible to take a guided tour in English on almost a daily basis for 8 &euro adults and 4 &euro concessions.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semperoper ]
Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden
Tags: Dresden, Opera House, Saxon State Opera Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
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