Wien: Ringtheater

Country: Austria (Österreich)
State: Wien
City: Wien
Location: 1.; Schottenring 7

Built 1872-1874 by Emil von Förster. Opened 17 Jan 1874 as "Komische Oper" with Rossini's opera "Il barbiere di Siviglia". Later renamed "Ringtheater". Destroyed by a fire on 8 Dec 1881 during a performance of Offenbach's opera "Contes d'Hoffmann", resulting in 384 deaths (and ultimately, new legislation on theatre safety).

Replaced by the "Sühnhaus" (Atonement House), a housing estate funded from private means of Emperor Franz Joseph in memory of the fire victims. Its revenue was designated to charity. Severely damaged by bombs in 1945, remains demolished in 1951. The site is now occupied by a police office block.

Links: EUTA, Wikipedia

Wien: Ringtheater Front Text: "Wien, Ringtheater 1881"
Handwritten Front Text: " brulé en [1881] le 8. Decembre"
Publisher: J. Fuhrmann, Wien; Fec. Ch. Scolik
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Wien to Niort (France), 1901

Wien: Ringtheater Front Text: "Wien, Ringtheater: abgebrannt 8.12.1881"
Publisher: Verlag J. Führmann, Wien I; 23 068
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Wien: Suehnhaus Picture: Sühnhaus
Front Text: "Wien, I., Schottenring. Sühnhaus an Stelle des am 8. Dezember 1881 abgebrannten Ringtheaters."
Publisher: Wolf, Verein. Kunstanstalten, Wien; 87
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

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