Kassel: Hoftheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Hessen
City: Kassel (Cassel)
Location: Königstraße / Opernplatz

Built 1765-1769 by Simon Louis du Ry as "Landgräfliches Opernhaus" for landgrave Friedrich II. von Hessen-Kassel, converting the former palace of prince Maximilian. Originally used for opera performances, since 1787 also used for drama performances. 1821 rebuilding by Bromeis for prince-elector Wilhelm II. von Hessen-Kassel. Renamed "Kurfürstliches Opernhaus", later "Königliches Opernhaus". Ca. 1200 seats. 1894 renovations. Demolished 1910.

[1907-1909 a new "Königliches Hoftheater" was built at another site.]

Notable world premieres:

  • Louis Spohr: Jessonda (28 July 1823)
  • Louis Spohr: Der Berggeist (24 March 1825)
  • Louis Spohr: Pietro von Abano (13 October 1827)
  • Louis Spohr: Der Alchymist (28 July 1830)
  • Louis Spohr: Die Kreuzfahrer (1 January 1845)

Link: KasselWiki

Kassel: Hoftheater (1769) Front Text: "Das alte Hoftheater zu Cassel um 1830. Nach einer Lithographie von Ammon-Müller"
Publisher: Verlags-Gesellschaft Dr. Arthur Katz-Foerstner, Berlin Halensee, 1912
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Kassel: Hoftheater (1769) Front Text: "Cassel, Kgl. Hoftheater"
Publisher: Dr. Trenkler & Co., Leipzig; 1905
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Service, from Kassel to Pfeddersheim, 1914


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