The Semperoper, Dresden, Germany. After publishing Top 10 Opera Houses in the World our dear readers suggested we checked out the Semperoper as well. It is indeed one stunning concert hall! Part of the historic center of beautiful Dresden, the opera house was built in 1841 by Gottfried Semper. The very first opera performed here was written by German composer Carl Maria von Weber.
After a devastating fire the opera was rebuilt by Semper’s son Manfred in 1878. Today numerous operas and ballet performances, mostly classical, entertain the visitors. Also various guided and themed tours allow tourists to explore the magnificent building and its sumptuous interiors. Moreover there is a chic restaurant Bean&Beluga, which offers delicious meals and a list of unique wines.
Why to go there?
Go and see an opera or a ballet performance. Also explore this architectural wonder as well as learn more about the German culture – after all the country has produced a number of world-famous composers!
When to go there?
All year round except August, when the Semperoper is closed.
How to get there?
The opera house is located in the historic center of Dresden, in Theaterplatz. Get there on foot, by car, train or tram.
Lead photo by Martin Busse