Basel: Stadttheater (old)

Country: Switzerland (Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizera)
Canton: Basel-Stadt
City: Basel
Location: Elisabethenstraße

Built 1873-1875 by Stehlin von Bavier. Opened 4 October 1875 with Mozart's "Don Giovanni". 1500 seats. Destroyed by fire on 7 Oct 1904. Subsequently rebuilt. Re-opened 20 Sep 1909 with Wagner's "Tannhäuser" (then 1132 seats). Demolished on 6 Aug 1975 after the completion of the new Stadttheater nearby. The site is now occupied by the Fasnachtsbrunnen fountain (also known as "Tinguely-Brunnen").

Notable world premieres:

  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Romolus der Große (25 Apr 1949)
  • Rolf Liebermann: Leonore 40/45 (25 Mar 1952)
  • Paul Burkhard: Bunbury (7 Oct 1965)
  • Peter Hacks: Margarethe in Aix (23 Sep 1969)
  • Heinrich Henkel: Eisenwichser (23 Sep 1970)
  • Dieter Forte: Martin Luther & Thomas Münzer oder Die Einführung der Buchhaltung (4 Dec 1970)
  • Heinrich Henkel: Die Betriebsschließung (15 Feb 1975)
  • Adolf Muschg: Kellers Abend (7 May 1975)

[Basel: Stadttheater (old)] Front Text: "Basel, Stadt-Theater, Durch Feuersbrunst am 7. Okt. 04. zerstört."
Publisher: R. & Sch., B.
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Basel: Stadttheater (old)] Front Text: "Brand des Basler Stadt-Theaters am 7. Oktober 1904"
Publisher: Jean Steiner & Co., Basel; No. 353 dep.
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Basel: Stadttheater (old)] Front Text: "Brand des Stadt-Theaters in Basel am 7. Oktober 1904. Eröffnet am 4. Okt. 1875"
Publisher: H. B.
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Basel to San Francisco CA (USA), 10 Oct 1904

[Basel: Stadttheater (old)] Front Text: "Brand des Stadt-Theaters in Basel am 7. Oktober 1904. Eröffnet am 4. Okt. 1875 - (Von der St. Elisabethenkirche aus gesehen)" [view from St. Elisabeth Church]
Publisher: H. B.
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Basel to San Francisco CA (USA), 10 Oct 1904

[Basel: Stadttheater (old)] Front Text: "Basler Stadttheater nach dem Brande 7. Oktober 1904." [after the fire]
Publisher: Rathe-Fehlmann, Basel; Nr. 2350
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Basel to Heidelberg (Germany), 16 Oct 1904


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