Gera: Stadttheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Thüringen
City: Gera
Location: Küchengartenallee 2

Built 1900-1902 as "Fürstliches Hoftheater" by Heinrich Seeling for Erbprinz Heinrich XXVII. Reuß j. L., funded by lottery funds and donations by the ducal family, at the site of a previous theatre building (built in the 1820s, rebuilt 1870-1871, demolished ca. 1900). The complex includes a theatre (670 seats) and a concert hall (960 seats). Opened 18 Oct 1902 with Wagner's ouverture to "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", Goethe's "Iphigenie auf Tauris" (Act IV), Lessing's "Minna von Barnhelm" (Act II), and Schiller's "Wallenstein's Lager". 1918 renamed "Reußisches Theater". 1922 extension by a storage building. Closed 1944, re-opened Sep 1945 as "Stadttheater". Stagehouse damaged by a fire in 1963, subsequently rebuilt and modernized. 1977 installation of a new organ in the concert hall. Ca.. 1992 restoration of the concert hall. 2005-2007 major exterior and interior restoration, and extension by a studio and rehearsal stage.

Used as one of the two main venues of the "Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen" opera and drama companies (see also: Altenburg: Landestheater).

Link: www.tpthueringen.de

Notable world premieres:

  • Ernst Barlach: Die gute Zeit (28 Nov 1929)

Gera: Stadttheater Front Text: "Gruss aus Gera - Fürstl. Theater - Fürstl. Sparkasse"
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: within Gera, 1907

Gera: Stadttheater Front Text: "Gera, Reuss - Fürstliches Theater"
Publisher: Aufnahme von A. Lutz, Hofphotograph; Br. Kr. 150
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Gera: Stadttheater Front Text: "Gera, Neues Fürstl. Theater"
Publisher: J. B. D.; 122
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Greitz [stamp and postmark removed]

Gera: Stadttheater Front Text: "Gera, Fürstl. Theater"
Publisher: Heliokolorkarte von Ottmar Zieher, München; SFSU
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Gera to Olbernhau, 1921

Gera: Stadttheater Front Text: "Fürstl. Theater Gera R."
Publisher: Kunstanstalt G. F. Wiedemann, Hofl., Roda S. A.; No. 1300
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Gera to Olbernhau, 1921

Gera: Stadttheater Front Text: "Unser schönes Reußisches Theater kann man gar nicht oft genug besuchen!" [You cannot visit our beautiful Reußisches Theater often enough!]
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Berga to Langenhessen, 1939

Gera: Stadttheater Reverse Text: "Theater"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 12 Apr 1987
Publisher: Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach (Vogtl.); III/26/13 A1/310/81 370310 So 582/4
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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