Berlin: Komische Oper (an der Weidendammer Brücke)

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Mitte, Friedrichstraße 104/104a (Weidendammer Brücke)

Built 1905 by Boswau & Knauer. Opened 17 Nov 1905 as an opera theatre. Named in reference to the Opéra-Comique, Paris. From 1911, used mainly for operetta performances. From 1921, used as a revue theatre. Ca. 1150 seats.

[I do not know what happened to the building after the 1920s. If you know, please send me an e-mail message!]

[NB: Today's "Komische Oper" has no conncetion to this theatre and is located at another site in Behrenstraße.]

Notable world premieres:

  • Frederick Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet (21 Feb 1907)
  • Oscar Straus: Der Favorit (7 Apr 1916)
  • Leon Jessel: Schwarzwaldmädel (25 Aug 1917)

[Berlin: Komische Oper an der Weidendammer Bruecke] Picture: centre: Komische Oper
Front Text: "Berlin, Komische-Oper, Friedrichstr. a. d. Weidendammer Brücke"
Handwritten Front Text: "Opéra-comique!"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Berlin to Nantes (France), 1909

[Berlin: Komische Oper an der Weidendammer Bruecke] Picture: left: Komische Oper
Front Text: "Berlin, Weidendammer Brücke, links: Komische Oper"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Service, from Zossen to Leer, 1915


To CARTHALIA Homepage.