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  • André

    The Leipzig Opera House is the third oldest of its kind in Europe and looks back on more than 300 years of tradition.

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    • December 11, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    After the Old Opera House was destroyed by Leipzig's heaviest air raid in 1943 during World War II, the New Opera House was built from 1956-1960.

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    • May 4, 2017

  • JR56

    The Leipzig Opera - consisting of opera, musical comedy and Leipzig Ballet - is the third oldest bourgeois musical theater stage in Europe. The outstanding international reputation is characterized by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, important soloists, an award-winning choir and the Leipzig Ballet.
    The birth of the opera struck as early as 1693, making it, after Hamburg, the second oldest German music stage.
    The Leipzig Music Trail leads you right past the opera house and also the Leipzig Jazz Days are here every year. The musicals and operettas included in the program are performed in the historic house Dreilinden (Musical Comedy).
    leipzig.travel/de/kultur/poi-detailseite/poi/infos/oper-leipzig

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    • June 15, 2019

  • MW aus LE

    During the Second World War, on December 4, 1943, an Allied air raid destroyed the building. Until the day before the destruction the stage had been recorded. The ruin was demolished in 1950 and built in the same place after several competitions and pre-projects from 1956 to 1960, the new opera, which, although built in the contemporary taste, in some ways reminiscent of the New Theater.

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    • May 13, 2017

  • SMÜ

    Always worth a visit. There is also an extra entrance from the parking garage so you do not get wet.

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    • May 31, 2019

  • Karsten S.

    Inaugurated in 1868, the Neue Theater on Augustusplatz - on the site of today's opera house - housed the opera stage from 1912 onwards. It was destroyed in an air raid on the night of 3 to 4 December 1943.The Council of Ministers of the GDR decided in 1950 the demolition of the war-damaged New Theater and the construction of an opera house. Immediately afterwards there was a competition in which the renowned architect Hans Scharoun took part. The drafts for the Leipzig Opera House, which were drafted in 1950, were neither awarded nor had any influence on the further planning. In the following year an open competition for the design of the Augustusplatz in connection with the opera project was advertised; as these results were again not satisfied, a third competition was initiated in 1952, won by the Warsaw architect Piotr Biganski. After this design was too elaborate, the architects Kunz Nierade and Kurt Hemmerling were finally commissioned in 1954.On October 8, 1960, the opera house, whose construction cost a total of 44.6 million marks, was inaugurated in a solemn ceremony. The traditional care of the works of Richard Wagner, which lasts until today, continued in the festival week from 9 to 16 October 1960 with the beginning of Wagner Meistersinger of Nuremberg. In terms of stage equipment, the new building of the Leipzig Opera House was one of the most modern in Europe at that time

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    • September 10, 2019

  • Karsten S.

    Inaugurated in 1868, the Neue Theater on Augustusplatz - on the site of today's opera house - housed the opera stage from 1912 onwards. It was destroyed in an air raid on the night of 3 to 4 December 1943.
    The Council of Ministers of the GDR decided in 1950 the demolition of the war-damaged New Theater and the construction of an opera house. Immediately afterwards there was a competition in which the renowned architect Hans Scharoun took part. The drafts for the Leipzig Opera House, which were drafted in 1950, were neither awarded nor had any influence on the further planning. In the following year an open competition for the design of the Augustusplatz in connection with the opera project was advertised; as these results were again not satisfied, a third competition was initiated in 1952, won by the Warsaw architect Piotr Biganski. After this design was too elaborate, the architects Kunz Nierade and Kurt Hemmerling were finally commissioned in 1954.
    On October 8, 1960, the opera house, whose construction cost a total of 44.6 million marks, was inaugurated in a solemn ceremony. The traditional care of the works of Richard Wagner, which lasts until today, continued in the festival week from 9 to 16 October 1960 with the beginning of Wagner Meistersinger of Nuremberg. In terms of stage equipment, the new building of the Leipzig Opera House was one of the most modern in Europe at that time.

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    • September 10, 2019

  • Peter62

    Excellent performance by Verdi's Carmen today.

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    • November 30, 2019

  • MARTIN RITTER 🐑 🐿

    a beautiful building

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    • October 11, 2020

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