Dessau-Roßlau: Herzogliches Hoftheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Sachsen-Anhalt
City: Dessau-Roßlau
Location: Dessau, Wallstraße

[1st theatre on the site built 1798 by Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff, 1820 rebuilding, destroyed by fire on 7 Mar 1855.]

Built 1856 as "Herzogliches Hoftheater" by Friedrich Kretzschmar for duke Leopold IV of Anhalt-Dessau. Opened 27 Oct 1856 with Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable". 1918 donated to a public foundation by duke Friedrich II of Anhalt, and renamed "Friedrich-Theater" in his honour. Destroyed by a fire on 5 Jan 1922, with only the façade surviving. Remains converted to a café and operated as "Kaffee Altes Theater". Destroyed in World War II.

[Dessau-Rosslau: Hoftheater] Front Text: "Dessau, Herzogl. Hoftheater"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Dessau to Leipzig, 1908

[Dessau-Rosslau: Hoftheater] Picture: after the rebuilding as a café
Front Text: "Dessau, Blick aus den Anlagen auf das Alte Theater"
Publisher: Kunstverlag Carl Friedrich Fangmeier, Magdeburg; Aus Deuschen Landen Nr. 1
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Dessau-Rosslau: Hoftheater] Picture: after the 1922 fire
Front Text: "Theaterbau u. Centralhalle"
Handwritten Reverse Text: "Dessau, Friedrich-Theater, Nach dem Brand am 25.1.1922"
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Dessau-Rosslau: Hoftheater] Picture: interior after the rebuilding as a café
Front Text: "Kaffee Altes Theater, Altmann & Fülling, Dessau - Konzert-Kaffee"
Publisher: Verlag Otto Wedekind, Dessau
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Dessau to Dresden, 1933

[Dessau-Rosslau: Hoftheater] Picture: back garden after the rebuilding as a café
Front Text: "Kaffee Altes Theater, Inh. Otto Fülling, Dessau - Konzertgarten"
Publisher: Verlag E. Metzke, Dessau
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.


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