Erfurt: Alte Oper

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Thüringen
City: Erfurt
Location: Theaterstraße 1-2 (formerly: Dalbergsweg 28)

Built 1867 as "Sommertheater" after designy by H. Sahlender for the restaurant owner Otto Helling.

1877 purchased by "Konzert- und Theaterverein" [concert and theatre society]. Subsequently major rebuilding. Re-opened 28 Oct 1877. 1150 seats. Used by touring theatre and opera companies.

1892 purchased by the city of Erfurt. 1893-1895 major rebuilding. Re-opened 15 Sep 1894 as "Stadttheater". 1025 seats. Used for opera, drama, and ballet performances by resident companies. 1927-1928 extensions. 1933 renamed "Deutsches Volkstheater". 1945 re-renamed "Stadttheater". Subsequently used for opera performances by the resident company. 1956 renamed "Opernhaus". Subsequently used for opera and ballet performances by the resident companies. 1957-1958 and 1969 renovations. 832 seats. Closed 1997 due to safety concerns. Subsequently restorations. Renamed "Alte Oper". Re-opened 15 Sep 2004. Used for drama performances by touring companies, and for various shows and concerts.

Notable world premieres:

  • Kurt Weill: Der Silbersee (18 Feb 1933, also at Leipzig and Magdeburg)
Links:, EUTA, Wikipedia

Erfurt: Alte Oper Front Text: "Erfurt, Städt. Theater"
Publisher: Schlesische Lichtdruck- u. graph. Kunstanstalt, Brelsau II (Tivoli); 27 758 Z
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Erfurt: Alte Oper Picture: side and rear view
Front Text: "Erfurt, Stadttheater"
Publisher: Franz Richter, Weinböhla-Dresden; Nr. 820
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Erfurt to Brieg bei Breslau (= Brzeg, Poland), 1928

Erfurt: Alte Oper Front Text: inscription: "Stadttheater"
Reverse Text: "Erfurt, Altes Theater"
Publisher: VEB Volkskunstverlag, Reichenbach i. V.; V/II/28 - A 246 54 DDR; St/2534; 335
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

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