Freiburg im Breisgau: Stadttheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Baden-Württemberg
City: Freiburg im Breisgau
Location: Werderring / Bertoldstraße 46 / Platz der Alten Synagoge (Theaterplatz)

Built 1905-1910 by Heinrich Seeling. Opened 8 Oct 1910 with Weber's "Jubel-Ouverture", Schiller's "Wallensteins Lager", and the "Festwiese" scene from Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg". 1939 interior rebuilding, destroying most of the original decoration. Destroyed by bombs in 1944, with only the exterior walls and parts of the entrance hall remaining.

1949 rebuilding to modern designs. Installation of cinemas and shops in the side wings. 1962 demolition of the original façade gable. 1973 rebuilding. 1996-1998 major rebuilding.

The complex comprises three theatres:

  • Großes Haus: Used for opera, drama and ballet performances by the resident companies. 909 seats.
  • Kleines Haus: Built as cinema "Theaterlichtspiele Kurbel". Later renamed "Schauspielhaus Kurbel" and finally "Kleines Haus". Mainly used for drama performances. 312 seats.
  • Kammerbühne: Built as cinema "Kamera". Later renamed "Kammerbühne". 99 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Botho Strauß: Der Park (5 Oct 1984)
  • Elfriede Müller: Die Bergarbeiterinnen (19 Feb 1988)
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger: Diderot und das dunkle Ei (25 Sep 1993)

Links: www.theater.freiburg.de

[Freiburg im Breisgau: Stadttheater] Picture: theatre model (?)
Front Text: "Freiburg i. B. - Neues Theater"
Publisher: Verlag Paul Hinsche, Freiburg i. B.; Rembrandt No. 7
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Freiburg to Colmar (France), 13 Feb 1910

[Freiburg im Breisgau: Stadttheater] Front Text: signed: "H. Hoffmann"
Reverse Text: "Das neue Theater in Freiburg i. Br."
Publisher: Verlag der Hofkunsthandlung Edm. von König, Heidelberg; Nr. 8
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Freiburg im Breisgau: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Freiburg i. B., Neues Stadttheater Portal"
Publisher: Gebrüder Metz, Tübingen
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from train 101 "Frankfurt-Basel" to Berlin, 1911

[Freiburg im Breisgau: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Freiburg i. B., Stadttheater"
Publisher: Emil Hartmann, Strassburg i. E. (= Strasbourg, France)
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Freiburg to Wiesbaden, 1913

[Freiburg im Breisgau: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Freiburg i. Br., Stadttheater (erb. v. H. Seeling 1910)"
Publisher: Verlag J. Velten, Karlsruhe; 10462
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Freiburg im Breisgau: Stadttheater] Picture: after the 1949 rebuilding
Front Text: "Freiburg i. Br., Stadt-Theater und Kurbel-Lichtspiele", sign on left building: "Theaterlichtspiele Kurbel"
Publisher: Verlag Erwin Burda, Freiburg i. Br.; 22/30
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Freiburg im Breisgau: Stadttheater] Picture: after the 1962 rebuilding
Reverse Text: "Fribourg-en-Brisgau (Allemagne), Le Théâtre - Freiburg-im-Breisgau (Deutschland), Das Theater"
Publisher: Edit. 'La Cigogne', Strasbourg (France)
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Freiburg im Breisgau: Stadttheater] Picture: after the 1996-1998 rebuilding
Reverse Text: "Freiburg im Breisgau - Stadttheater"
Publisher: Bildverlag J. Gass, March-Neuhausen; Nr. 9907
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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