Görlitz: Stadttheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Sachsen
City: Görlitz
Location: Demianiplatz 2

Built 1850-1851 as "Stadttheater" by Gustav Kießler for the city of Görlitz. Opened 2 July 1851 with Schiller's "Don Karlos". 620 seats. 1873 auditorium redecoration. 1882 extension by a foyer tract and a stage extension. 1911 rebuilding and modernization, extension by a foyer and box office hall. 1925-1926 restorations, auditorium extension (845 seats), other extensions and modernization (removing most of the original exterior decoration). Later renamed "Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater" in honour of the German playwright, Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946). 1963-1988 home to the "Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater" opera company (while the drama company resided in the Zittau Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater). 1967-1968 technical modernization. 1992-2002 major exterior and interior restoration (auditorium restoration to 1873 designs). Used for opera, drama and ballet performances by the resident companies.

Notable world premieres:

  • Jan Müller-Wieland: Nathans Tod (6 Oct 2001)

Link: www.theater-goerlitz.de

[Görlitz: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Görlitz, Stadttheater"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Service, from Görlitz, 1916

[Görlitz: Stadttheater] Picture: rear view
Front Text: "Görlitz/Schl., Stadt-Theater mit Blick auf den Reichenbacher Turm", inscription: "Stadt-Theater"
Reverse Text: "Görlitz/Schl., Stadt-Theater mit Blick auf den Reichenbacher Turm"
Publisher: Ansichtskartenverlag G. Reisch, Görlitz; Nr. 12
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Görlitz: Stadttheater] Reverse Text: "Görlitz, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater"
Publisher: VEB Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach (Vogtl.); Best.Nr. 12/2117; V 11 28 A 246/59 DDR; 637/59
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Görlitz: Stadttheater] Reverse Text: "Görlitz, Stadttheater"
Publisher: VEB Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach (Vogtl.); 12/1745; V 11 28 A 246/60 DDR
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Görlitz to Bielefeld, 1961

[Görlitz: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater"
Reverse Text: "89 Görlitz"
Publisher: Bild- und Ansichtskartenverlag Lothar Mattusdieck, Görlitz; III/18/197 J 11/78; 781g
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Sent: from Görlitz to Breese/Kr. Plattenburg, 1979


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