Duisburg: Stadttheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
City: Duisburg
Location: Neckarstraße 1 / König-Heinrich-Platz

Built 1911-1912 by Martin Dülfer for the city of Duisburg. Opened 7 November 1912 with Schiller's "Wallensteins Lager" and the "Festwiese" scene from Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg". Destroyed by bombs on 20 Dec 1942, with only the foyers and the exterior walls surviving. 1945-1945 safety measures. 1950-1951 auditorium rebuilding by Siegfried von Tilling (with only two instead of the original four balconies). 1951-1952 reconstruction of the stagehouse. Since 1956, home to the "Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg" opera company (together with the Opernhaus Düsseldorf). Re-opened 30 Sep 1956 with Verdi's "Falstaff". 1983-1987 façade renovations and modernization of the stage technology. Originally 1652 seats, today 1118 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Max Brand: Maschinist Hopkins (13 Apr 1929)
  • Alexander Goehr: Die Wiedertäufer (19 Apr 1985)

Link: www.deutsche-oper-am-rhein.de

[Duisburg: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Duisburg. Stadttheater"
Publisher: Cramers Kunstanstalt, Dortmund; Nr. 22448
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Duisburg: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Duisburg - Stadttheater"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 12 Feb 1924
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Duisburg to Alzey [postmark illegible]

[Duisburg: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Duisburg, Oper"
Publisher: Adlbercht Häse, Duisburg
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Duisburg to Essen, 1 Mar 1942

[Duisburg: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Duisburg – Stadttheater"
Publisher: Ansichtskartenfabrik Schöning & Co., Lübeck; Duis 22-e
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Duisburg: Stadttheater] Reverse Text: "Duisburg"
Publisher: 160774/30 U
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Duisburg: Stadttheater] Reverse Text: "Duisburg - Stadttheater"
Publisher: Hubert Knappe, Düsseldorf
Size: Modern
Sent: from Duisburg to Sasbachwalden, 1964

[Duisburg: Stadttheater] Reverse Text: "41 Duisburg - Stadttheater"
Size: Modern
Not sent. [commemorative postmark: 12 April 1971]

[Duisburg: Stadttheater] Picture: after the 1987 renovation
Reverse Text: "Duisburg - Theater"
Publisher: Holsten-Karte, Bild-Druck & Verlag GmbH, Lübeck
Size: Modern
Sent: from Duisburg to Köln, 1996

[Duisburg: Stadttheater] Picture: after the 1987 renovation
Front Text: "Duisburg - Theater"
Publisher: Cramers Kunstanstalt, Dortmund; Dug 594
Size: Modern
Sent: from Duisburg to Köln, 1997


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