Graz: Opernhaus

Country: Austria (Österreich)
State: Steiermark
City: Graz
Location: Opernring

Built 1898-1899 as "Stadttheater" for the city of Graz by Ferdinand Fellner & Hermann Helmer. Painted iron curtain by Alexander Rothaug. Opened 16 September 1899 with Friedrich Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell" (followed by Richard Wagner's "Lohengrin" on 17 September 1899). 1800 seats (+ 200 standing). 1944 war damages by bombs: destruction of the portico, damages of the dome. Restored 1945-1948, renovated 1953-1955. 1983-1985 major renovation and extensions, including a new steel and glass skywalk between the theatre and the new stage warehouse (i. e. the stage house of the old Thalia-Theater). Re-opened 12 January 1985 with Johann Joseph Fux's "Angelica vincitrice di Alcina". Originally 1800 seats (+ 200 standing), today 1267 seats (+ 100 standing).

Notable world premieres:

  • Nico Dostal: Lagunenzauber (21 Apr 1923)
  • Beat Furrer: Narcissus (1 Oct 1994)

Links: www.oper-graz.com, EUTA, Wikipedia

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Neues Stadttheater in Graz"
Handwritten Front Text: "Bin so frei, Ihnen meine Ansichtskarten zum Preise von K[?] 4 p. 100 St. zu oferierern. Achtungsvoll Jos. Mahorcig, Morellenfeldgasse 40. II. St." [advertising the sale of postcards; the card was sent to "Wohlgeboren Herrn G. Kloss, Papierhandlung in Graz", a stationery merchant]
Publisher: Verlag v. I. Mahorcig, Graz; Druck von Ernst Matthéy, Graz
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: within Graz, 1898

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Graz - Stadttheater"
Publisher: Verlag R. S., Graz; 566
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Graz to Lobositz (= Lovosice, Czech Republic), 1905

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Graz - Saal im neuen Stadttheater", signed: "P. Sch." [= P. Scholz]
Publisher: Verlag A. Schwarz, Graz; Grazer Künstler-Postkarte No. 17
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Graz to Laibach (= Ljubljana, Slovenia), 1904

Graz: Opernhaus Picture: above: exterior, below: auditorium
Front Text: "Graz - Stadttheater (Innere Ansicht)"
Publisher: Verlag F. Knollmüller, Graz; 1910; No. 0438
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Graz - Opernhaus"
Publisher: Ludwig Strohschneider, Graz; Nr. 179/1912
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Graz: Opernhaus Picture: rear view
Front Text: "Graz. Kaiser Josefplatz mit Evangel. Kirche und Stadttheater"
Publisher: Ludwig Strohschneider, Graz; Nr. 179/1912
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Graz im Schnee - Parkpartie mit Stadttheater"
Publisher: Verlag F. Knollmüller, Graz; 1911; 5090
Type: Winter Card; Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Graz to Tucás, 1915

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Graz - Opernhaus"
Publisher: Verlag Franz Knollmüller, Graz; Nr. 500/69; 1916
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Graz to Wien, 1917

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Graz, Opernhaus"
Publisher: L. Strohschneider, Graz; Künstlerkarte; Nr. 408
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Graz: Opernhaus Reverse Text: "Graz, Opernhaus"
Publisher: Strohschneider, Graz; Steirische Kunst, Nr. 945 - 1921
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Graz to Bruck, 1923

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Graz - Opernhaus - Interieur"
Publisher: Kunstanstalt L. Kölz, Graz-Luegg
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Graz - Steiermark - Opernhaus - Stiegenaufgang" [staircase]
Publisher: L&H; 86043
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Graz to Oberhausen (Germany), 1962

Graz: Opernhaus Reverse Text: "Graz, Steiermark - Opernhaus"
Publisher: Helmut Winkler, Graz
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Graz: Opernhaus Picture: above left: exterior, right: auditorium, below left: auditorium and stage, right: staircase
Front Text: "Graz - Opernhaus"
Publisher: Franz Knollmüller, Graz
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Graz: Opernhaus Reverse Text: "Graz - Steiermark, Opernhaus. Graz - Styria - The Opera House. Graz - Stiria, Il Teatro dell'Opera. Graz - Stajerska, Opera."
Publisher: Verlag R. Graf, Graz; Nr. 501-626
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Graz: Opernhaus Reverse Text: "Graz - Steiermark, Opernhaus. Graz - Styria - The Opera House. Graz - Stiria, Il Teatro dell'Opera. Graz - Stajerska, Opera."
Publisher: Verlag R. Graf, Graz; Nr. 501-627
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Graz: Opernhaus Telephone Card (ATS 50,00)
Front Text: "100 Jahre Grazer Oper"
Publisher: Die Steiermärkische - Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG

Graz: Opernhaus Reverse Text: "100 Jahre Grazer Opernhaus", plus a short overview of the history of the building
Stamp: "100 Jahre Grazer Opernhaus - Bühnen Graz" (Austria, 17 Sep 1999) Picture on Stamp: "Göttin des Lichtes" [Goddess of Light], detail of the painted iron curtain by Alexander Rothaug
Postmark: "100 Jahre Grazer Oper - Briefmarken-Werbeschau - 17.9.1999 - 8010 Graz"
Type: Maximum Card with First Day Postmark (17 Sep 1999)
Size: Modern

Detail:
Graz: Opernhaus

Graz: Opernhaus Front Text: "Graz - Opernhaus"
Reverse Text: "Landeshauptstadt Graz - Steiermark - Austria"
Publisher: Verlag F. Hruby, Zeltweg; Nr. 13.491 D
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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