Wien: Carl-Theater

Country: Austria (Österreich)
State: Wien
City: Wien
Location: 2.; Praterstraße 31

Built from June to December 1847 by Eduard van der Nüll and August Siccard von Siccardsburg, replacing the demolished "Leopoldstädter Theater" (1781-1847). Named after the theatre's impresario, Carl von Bernbrunn. Opened 10 December 1847. Between 1854 and 1860, the theatre was directed by Johann Nestroy. 1895 alterations of the auditorium by Victor von Weymann. Re-opened 4 October 1895 with Franz von Suppé's operetta "Das Modell". Originally 1400, later 1121 seats. Closed 1929. Severely damaged by bombs in 1944. Demolished in 1951.

Notable world premieres:

  • Franz von Suppé: Das Pensionat (1860)
  • Franz von Suppé: Die schöne Galathee (9 September 1865)
  • Franz von Suppé: Leichte Kavallerie (21 Mar 1866)
  • Franz von Suppé: Fatinizia (5 January 1876)
  • Franz von Suppé: Donna Juanita (21 Feb 1880)
  • Franz von Suppé: Boccaccio (1 January 1879)
  • Franz von Suppé: Herzblättchen (4 Feb 1882)
  • Franz von Suppé: Die Jagd nach dem Glück (27 Oct 1888)
  • Johann Strauß jr.: Wiener Blut (26 October 1899)
  • Carl Michael Ziehrer: Die drei Wünsche (9 Mar 1901)
  • Franz Lehár: Der Rastelbinder (20 Dec 1902)
  • Franz Lehár: Der Göttergatte (20 Jan 1904)
  • Oscar Straus: Die lustigen Nibelungen (12 November 1904)
  • Edmund Eysler: Künstlerblut (20 Oct 1906)
  • Oscar Straus: Ein Walzertraum (2 March 1907)
  • Leo Fall: Die geschiedene Frau (23 Dec 1908)
  • Franz Lehár: Zigeunerliebe (8 January 1910)
  • Oskar Nedbal: Polenblut (25 October 1913)
  • Emmerich Kálmán: Die Bajadere (23 December 1921)

[Wien: Carl-Theater] Picture: left: Ronacher, right: Carl-Theater
Front Text: "Gruss aus Wien", left: "Ronacher", right: "Carl-Theater", signed: "Erwin Pendl 1899"
Publisher: Verlag E. Storch, Wien VI
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Praha, 1903

[Wien: Carl-Theater] Front Text: "Wien II. K. k. priv. Carl-Theater." [Imperial and Royal privileged Carl Theatre]
Publisher: K. Ledermann, Wien I
Date: after 23 Nov 1904 (date of a postal bill mentioned on the reverse side)
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Wien: Carl-Theater] Picture: right: Carl-Theater
Front Text: "Wien II/2 Praterstrasse - Karl-Theater"
Publisher: 223 O. Ch. W. IX 1919
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Wien to Linz, 1922

[Wien: Carl-Theater] Front Text: marquee: "Die Königin der Nacht"
Reverse Text: Carl-Theater
Publisher: Musik-Theaterfest der Stadt Wien 1924; "Offizielle Postkarte"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.


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