Chemnitz: Opernhaus

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Sachsen
City: Chemnitz (Karl-Marx-Stadt)
Location: Theaterplatz 2 (formerly: Neustädter Markt)

Built 1906-1909 as "Neues Stadttheater" by Richard Möbius. Opened 1 Sep 1909. Used for opera, drama, and ballet performances by the resident companies. 1925 renamed "Opernhaus". Since then, used for opera and ballet performances by the resident companies. 1287 seats. Destroyed by bombs in World War II, with only the exterior walls remaining.

1949-1951 rebuilding to modern plans within the original exterior walls by Ochs and Henn. Re-opened 26 May 1951 with Beethoven's "Fidelio". 1988-1992 exterior restoration to the original designs, extension by a functional building, interior rebuilding to modern plans by Hauptmann, Barth, and Krüger. Re-opened 19 Dec 1992 with Wagner's "Parsifal". 720 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Paul Lincke: Casanova (5 Nov 1913)

Link: www.theater-chemnitz.de

[Chemnitz: Opernhaus] Front Text: "Einweihung des König Albert-Museums und des Stadttheaters in Chemnitz durch Se. Maj. König Friedrich August am 1. Septbr. 1909." [Inauguration of the King Albert Museum and the Municipal Theatre in Chemnitz by H. M. King Friedrich August on 1 September 1909]
Publisher: Joh. Wagner, Chemnitz
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Chemnitz: Opernhaus] Front Text: "Chemnitz - Museum, Neues Theater, Petri-Kirche"
Publisher: G. Friedrich, Leipzig; 23/1910
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Chemnitz to Nutzschen, 1911

[Chemnitz: Opernhaus] Front Text: "Chemnitz, Neues Theater"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 29 Aug 1921
Publisher: W. H. D.; 10345
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: addressed to Mülsen St. Jacob, but not postally sent

[Chemnitz: Opernhaus] Front Text: "Chemnitz, Zuschauerraum im neuen Stadttheater" [auditorium]
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Chemnitz to Berlin, 1909

[Chemnitz: Opernhaus] Front Text: "Chemnitz - Stadttheater"
Publisher: Gustav Gerstenberger, Chemnitz
Type: "Künstler-Steinzeichnung"; Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Chemnitz to Pretzschendorf, 1926

[Chemnitz: Opernhaus] Front Text: "Karl-Marx-Stadt - Opernhaus"
Publisher: VEB Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach (Vogtl.); A1/III/26/13; 01 14 0783/31; 301041/87
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Chemnitz: Opernhaus] Front Text: "Chemnitz"
Reverse Text: "Chemnitz, Freistaat Sachsen, Opernhaus (Neues Theater)"
Publisher: Bober-Verlag, Chemnitz; 034
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Chemnitz: Opernhaus] Front Text: "Das neue Chemnitz", "ein Blickwinkel – zwei Ansichten 1910/2002"
Reverse Text: "Königsplatz (seit 1923 theaterplatz), um 1910/2002"
Publisher: CMT City-Management und Tourismus Chemnitz / saxpress
Size: Modern
Not sent.


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