Braunschweig: Staatstheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Niedersachsen
City: Braunschweig
Location: Am Theater

Built 1859-1861 as "Herzogliches Hoftheater" by Carl Wolf and Hermann Ahlburg for Herzog Wilhelm von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, as a successor to the old "Hoftheater" at another site (opened 1690, closed 1861). Opened on 1 Oct 1861 with Goethe's "Iphigenie auf Tauris". Interior rebuilt 1902-1904 by Heinrich Seeling. 1919 renamed "Braunschweigisches Landestheater". 1938 renamed "Braunschweigisches Staatstheater". Destroyed by a fire after bombings in 1944. 1945-1948 rebuilding by Johann Daniel Thulesius. Re-opened 28 December 1948 as with Mozart's "Don Giovanni". Originally 1600, today 900 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Gian Francesco Malipiero: La Favola del figlio cambiato (13 Jan 1934)
  • Elias Canetti: Komödie der Eitelkeit (6 Feb 1965)
  • Elias Canetti: Hochzeit (3 Nov 1965)
  • Franz Xaver Kroetz: Sterntaler (13 Jan 1977)
  • Gert Heidenreich: Strafmündig (28 Sep 1981)
  • Peter Hacks: Fredegunde (21 Jan 1989)
  • Martin Walser: Das Sofa (16 Apr 1994)

Link: www.staatstheater-braunschweig.de

[Braunschweig: Staatstheater] Front Text: "Schillerfeier vor dem illuminierten Hoftheater zu Braunschweig, Mai 1905" [Schiller Memorial Festival in front of the illuminated theatre], signs: "1759", "1805"
Publisher: Verlag W. Buch, Braunschweig; 1905
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Braunschweig to Oldenburg i. O., 1905

[Braunschweig: Staatstheater] Front Text: "Galaoper im Herzoglichen Hoftheater in Braunschweig - Herzog Ernst August u. Herzogin Victoria Louise - Originalzeichnung von Schwormstädt" [Opera gala performance at the ducal court theatre - Duke Ernst August and Duchess Victoria Louise - original drawing by Schwormstädt"
Handwritten Front Text: marked with a cross: "Staatsminister Hartwig"
Handwritten Reverse Text: "Zum Andenken an den Einzug des Herzogpaares in Braunschweig am 3. November 1913 und an die Festvorstellung im Hoftheater." [In memory of the ducal couple's taking office in Braunschweig on 3 Nov 1913 and the gala performance at the Hoftheater.]
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Braunschweig: Staatstheater] Front Text: "Das malerische Braunschweig. Herzogliches Hoftheater"
Publisher: Verlag H. M. B.
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Braunschweig to Oberhausen, 1917

[Braunschweig: Staatstheater] Picture: rear view
Front Text: "Braunschweig, Herzogl.Hoftheater"
Publisher: Georg Selle Kunstanstalt, Berlin; 596
Size: Classic
Sent: from Braunschweig to Stuttgart, 1924

[Braunschweig: Staatstheater] Reverse Text: "Braunschweig. Das Staatstheater."
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Braunschweig: Staatstheater] Reverse Text: "Staatstheater Braunschwieg, Großes Haus", plus box office opening hours, telephone numbers etc.
Publisher: Staatstheater Braunschweig Size: Modern
Not sent.


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