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"The building of today's Saarland State Theater in Saarbrücken was built in the years 1937 to 1938 on behalf of Joseph Goebbels based on designs by Paul Otto August Baumgarten, one of Adolf Hitler's favorite architects, in a neoclassical style. […]
Officially, the "Gautheater Saarpfalz" (also called "Grenzlandtheater Saarbrücken" or "Westmarktheater") was a gift from Hitler for the result of the Saar vote in 1935 in the Saar region. The city of Saarbrücken then had to finance more than half of the stated construction costs of 3,500,000 Reichsmarks. […]
The new theater was inaugurated on October 9, 1938 in the presence of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels ’and Heinrich Himmler with a performance of the opera The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner in a glamorous setting."
(Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saarl%C3%A4ndisches_Staatstheater, status: 06/2020)With regard to the cost sharing in the construction, the name "Stadttheater" is understandable at the highlight, but it is correctly said Saarländisches Staatstheater.
It serves the fields of drama, ballet, concert and musical theater.
Information and schedule at: staatstheater.saarlandThe forecourt (Tbilisser Platz) offers space for large concert stages, takeaways and seating sets and is often used at festivals. The green area along the theater maintained by the city nursery is (as I see it) regularly beautifully and variedly planted and also worth a look.
June 17, 2020
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