Berlin: Städtische Oper

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Charlottenburg, Bismarckstraße 34-37

Built 1911-1912 by Heinrich Seeling as "Deutsches Opernhaus" for the city of Charlottenburg. Opened 7 Nov 1912 with Beethoven's "Fidelio". 1924 renamed "Städtische Oper". 1934 nationalized. 1935 extension by an administrative wing, façade alterations, rebuilding of auditorium (including installation of a "government box") by Paul Baumgarten sr. Originally 2300 seats, after 1935: 2098 seats. Auditorium completely destroyed, stagehouse, technical and administrative wing damaged by bombs on 23 Nov 1943.

[In 1945, the "Städtische Oper" company moved to the "Theater des Westens". In 1961, the company was renamed "Deutsche Oper Berlin" and moved back to Bismarckstraße into the new "Deutsche Oper Berlin" building at the site of the old theatre.]

Notable world premieres:

  • Kurt Weill: Die Bürgschaft (10 Mar 1932)
  • Franz Schreker: Der Schmied von Gent (29 Oct 1932)

[Berlin: Staedtische Oper] Front Text: "Charlottenburg, Deutsches Opernhaus"
Publisher: Kunstverlag J. Golidner, Berlin
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Berlin: Staedtische Oper] Front Text: "Charlottenburg, Deutsches Opernhaus"
Publisher: Kunstverlag Otto Schulze, Charlottenburg
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Service, from Berlin to Königsberg (= Kaliningrad, Russia), 1915

[Berlin: Staedtische Oper] Front Text: "Charlottenburg, Deutsches Opernhaus"
Publisher: Kunstverlag Otto Schulze, Charlottenburg
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Berlin: Staedtische Oper] Front Text: "Deutsches Opernhaus, Charlottenburg, Zuschauerraum"
Publisher: Verlag Hermann Rückwardt, Berlin-Lichtenfelde; 10701
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Charlottenburg to Hannover, 1920

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