Altenburg: Landestheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Thüringen
City: Altenburg
Location: Theaterplatz 19

Built 1869-1871 as "Herzogliches Hoftheater" for the duchy of Sachsen-Altenburg by Otto P. Brückwald with Robert Feller, using plans by Enger made when Duke Ernst ordered to build a theatre following Gottfried Semper's first Dresden opera house. Opened 16 April 1871 with Weber's "Der Freischütz". Extensions in 1882 and 1895. 1904 front extension with staircases, auditorium alterations. 1920 renamed "Landestheater". Rebuilding measures in 1927, 1938 (fly tower), and 1946-1947. Renovation 1983-1984 and since 1993. Originally ca. 900 seats, ca. 1940: 950 seats (+ 150 standing), today: 535 seats.

Used as one of the two main venues of the "Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen" opera and drama companies (see also: Gera: Stadttheater).

Notable world premieres:

  • Eduard Künneke: Die blonde Liselott (1st version, 25 Dec 1927)

Link: www.tpthueringen.de

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Picture: before the 1904 extension
Front Text: "Altenburg"
Publisher: R. Lanzendorf, Hofphtograph, Altenburg
Type: early photoraph on cardboard
Size: 10.3 x 6.3 cm

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Front Text: "Altenburg S.-A., Herzogl. Theater"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Altenburg to Plauen im Vogtland, 1907

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Front Text: "Altenburg S.-A., Hoftheater"
Publisher: Verlag Alfred Kraus, Chemnitz; 7404; 1906
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Altenburg to Plauen im Vogtland, 1908

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Front Text: "Skatstadt Altenburg, Landestheater"
Publisher: Trinks & Co., Leipzig, Nr. 42; Tecomit
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Altenburg to Plauen im Vogtland, 1941

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Reverse Text: "Altenburg, Theater"
Handwritten Text: "Züchtertreffen am 14. u. 15. Juli 1956"
Publisher: VEB Volkskunstverlag, Reichenbach i. V.; 13/394; V-11-28 A 247/56 DDR
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Reverse Text: "Altenburg, Landestheater"
Publisher: Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach (Vogtl.), DDR
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Reverse Text: "Altenburg, Landestheater"
Publisher: Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach (Vogtl.)
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Type: Real Photo (self-made postcard) Size: Modern
Sent: from Altenburg to Bergisch Gladbach, 1990

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Publisher: Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach (Vogtl.), Nr. 13 1 1160
Size: Modern
Sent: from Altenburg to München, 2002

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Front Text: "Theater"
Publisher: S. Sell Heimat-Verlag, Altenburg; 2002
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Reverse Text: "Landestheater Altenburg, Zuschauerraum" [auditorium]
Publisher: Landestheater Altenburg
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Reverse Text: "Landestheater Altenburg, Deckenansicht" [view to the ceiling]
Publisher: Landestheater Altenburg
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Altenburg: Landestheater] Front Text: "Platzhirsch - mit Abo!"
Publisher: Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen
Size: Modern
Not sent.


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