Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Hessen
City: Frankfurt am Main
Location: Opernplatz 1 (Bockenheimer Tor)

Built 1873-1880 as "Opernhaus" by Richard Lucae and, after Lucae's death in 1877, Eduard Giesenberg. Opened 20 Oct 1880 with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni". Severely damaged by bombs on 23 March 1944. After plans to demolish the ruin, a citizen's initiative "Rettet das Opernhaus" was formed in 1953. Rebuilt as a concert hall with modern interior in the 1970s until 1981. Re-opened 28 Aug 1981 as "Alte Oper" with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8. The building contains two concert halls: "Großer Saal" (ca. 2500 seats) and "Mozart-Saal" (ca. 700 seats).

Notable world premieres:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Zaide (27 Jan 1886)
  • Eugene d'Albert: Die Abreise (20 Oct 1898)
  • Franz Schreker: Der ferne Klang (18 Aug 1912)
  • Franz Schreker: Das Spielwerk und die Prinzessin (15 Mar 1913)
  • Franz Schreker: Die Gezeichneten (18 Apr 1918)
  • Franz Schreker: Der Schatzgräber (21 Jan 1920)
  • Rudi Stephan: Die ersten Menschen (1 July 1920)
  • Hindemith: Sancta Susanna (26 Mar 1922)
  • Werner Egk: Die Zaubergeige (22 May 1935)
  • Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (8 June 1937)
  • Carl Orff: Die Kluge (20 Feb 1943)
  • Frank Zappa: The Yellow Shark (17 Nov 1992)

Links: www.alteoper.de, EUTA, Wikipedia

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Gruss aus Frankfurt a. M.", "Opernhaus"
Publisher: Kunstverlag L. Klement, Frankfurt am Main; 7
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Basel, 1897

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Opernplatz Frankfurt a/m.", signed: TH Hartmann
Publisher: H. John's Kunstverlag, Frankfurt am Main; Blatt No. 13
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Nürnberg, 1899

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a/M.", "Opernhaus"
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Dresden, 1899

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Opernhaus", "Gruß aus Frankfurt"
Publisher: Kunstanstalt Rosenblatt, Frankfurt am Main
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Genève (Switzerland), 1900

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a/M, Opernhaus"
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Neuchâtel (Switzerland), 1901

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Gruss aus Frankfurt a/M", "Opernhaus", "Ächte Frankfurter Würstchen", newspaper title: "Frankfurter Zeitung"
Type: Undivided Back; Embossed Card (only frame illustration and coats of arms)
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Maarseveen (Netherlands) [stamp and postmark removed]

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a/M, Opernhaus"
Publisher: Sali Wolff, Frankfurt am Main
Type: Undivided Back; Embossed Card (only frame)
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Alsfeld, 1902

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a/Main, Opernhaus."
Publisher: Kunstanstalt Reisinger & Co., Köln
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Antwerpen (Belgium), 1903

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Opernhaus. Frankfurt a. M."
Reverse Text: ""
Publisher: L. Klement, Frankfurt am Main; 160 M
Type: Undivided Back; Moonlight Card
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a M, Opernhaus", signed: Lud. Müller
Publisher: L. Klement, Frankfurt am Main; 1905
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Paris (France), 1906

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a. M.", "Opernhaus - Das Treppenhaus"
Publisher: Kunstanstalt Lautz & Balzar, Darmstadt; E 50081
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Cöln am Rhein to Lyon (France), 1904

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: painted curtain
Front Text: "Gruss aus Frankfurt a. M.", "Opernhaus-Vorhang"
Publisher: Kunstanstalt Rosenblatt, Frankfurt am Main; Central Hôtel C. Pfeiffer, Frankfurt am Main
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Wien (Austria), 1899

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Gruss aus Frankfurt a. M., Opern-Treppenhaus"
Reverse Text: ""
Publisher: Kunstanst. L. Klement, Frankfurt am Main
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Darmstadt, 1897

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Gruss aus Frankfurt a. M., Foyer im Opernhaus"
Publisher: Kunstverlag L. Klement, Frankfurt am Main; 143
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Aachen, 1898

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a. M., Opernhaus, Foyer."
Publisher: Kunstanstalt Lautz, Darmstadt; F 17050
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Advertising Stamp
Text: "Opern-Haus Frankfurt a/M"
Size: 5.7 x 4.2 cm

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a. M., Opernhaus"
Reverse Text: "Opernhaus (Opernplatz). Prachtbau ital. Renaissance. 4000 qm Grundfläche 1873/80 6 000 000 Mk., fasst 1864 Pers. Orchester 80 Musiker. - Bühne, e. d. grösst. Deutschlands. Tägl 10-1 Uhr 1 Mk. Eintritt."
Publisher: L. Klement, Frankfurt am Main; 7
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Ridgway PA (United States), 1907

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a. M.", "Opernhaus""
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to France, 1907

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Opernhaus mit Vestibül", "Frankfurt a. M."
Publisher: Frankfurter Lichtdruckanstalt, Frankfurt am Main; 93
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Ellingen, 1908

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a. M., Opernhaus"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 1919
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Roanne (France) [no stamp or postmark]

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a. M. Opernhaus"
Publisher: L.D., Frankfurt
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Service, from Frankfurt to Munzig/Sachsen, 1917

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a. M. Opernhaus"
Publisher: Verlag Jul. Vaternahm, Frankfurt am Main; No. 28370; B. H. C.
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Mönchengladbach, 1920

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a. M. Oper."
Publisher: VKD[?]; VIII 1524
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a./Main. Opernhaus."
Publisher: Flugzeugaufnahme der Südwestdeutschen Luftverkehrs A.-G., Frankfurt a. M.; 1020
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a.M.", "Opernhaus"
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Frankfurt to Strasbourg (France), 1934

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: Opernhaus before 1944
Front Text: "Frankfurt a. Main - Opernhaus"
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Sent: from Frankfurt to Kempten, 1953

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: Opernhaus before 1944
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt a. M. Opernhaus nach einem Ölgemälde"
Publisher: M. Jacobs Kunstverlag, Frankfurt am Main; Nr. 113
Type: postcard reproduction of an oil painting
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: Opernhaus before 1944
Reverse Text: "Alt Frankfurt am Main - Opernhaus"
Publisher: Kunstverlag Michel & Co., Frankfurt am Main; Nr. 2819
Type: postcard reproduction of a painting (?)
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: Opernhaus ruin after World War II
Front Text: "Frankfurt am Main, 'Rettet das Opernhaus'"
Reverse Text: "Schön war Frankfurt's Opernhaus! / Jetzt sieht's so von oben aus! / Weitres Unheil woll'n wir wenden, / Dazu helfen Eure Spenden.", "Einzahlungen erbeten an eine Bank oder Sparkasse in Frankfurt a. M. oder auf Postscheckamt Ffm. 676 Konto 'Rettet das Opernhaus'
Publisher: Nagel-Karte; Nr. 4829 T
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: Opernhaus ruin after World War II
Front Text: "Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr" [Merry Christmas and a happy new year]
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt am Main, Opernhaus"
Publisher: Bildverlag Peter Nagel, Frankfurt am Main; 111 D
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: Opernhaus ruin after World War II
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt/Main, Opernplatz mit Opernhausruine und Zürich-Haus"
Publisher: Krüger; 925/101
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: Opernhaus ruin after World War II
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt am Main, Zürichhaus / Opernhaus. The Zürich-Haus and Opera. Zuerich-Haus et l'Opéra"
Publisher: Bildverlag Peter Nagel, Frankfurt am Main; Nr. 6113 F
Size: Modern
Sent: from Frankfurt to Mölln, 1968

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Reverse Text: "Frankfurt am Main, Café am Opernplatz, Blick zur alten Oper"
Publisher: Verlag Michel & Co., Frankfurt; Krüger 925/83
Size: Modern
Sent: from Frankfurt to Eschwege, 1975

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: signed: Felizitas Kastner, 1978
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt/Main - Die alte Oper. Naive Malerei von Felizitas Kastner"
Publisher: Weisbecker-Verlag, Frankfurt; Nr. 201
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: Alte Oper after the 1981 renovation
Front Text: "Alte Oper", "Frankfurt"
Reverse Text: "frankfurt, alte oper"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 1986
Publisher: Kunstverlag Michel + Co., Frankfurt am Main; frankfurt 529
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Alte Oper Frankfurt/Main"
Reverse Text: "frankfurt alte oper"
Publisher: Kunstverlag Michel + Co., Frankfurt; frankfurt 522
Size: 16.4 x 11.3 cm
Sent: from Frankfurt to Konstanz, 1983

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Reverse Text: "frankfurt alte oper"
Publisher: Kunstverlag Michel + Co., Frankfurt; frankfurt 521
Size: 11.3 cm x 16.4 cm
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Reverse Text: "6000 Frankfurt am Main, Alte Oper"
Publisher: Verlag Schöning & Co. + Gebrüder Schmidt, Lübeck; Bestell-Nr. Fr./M. 7066
Size: Modern
Sent: from Frankfurt to Fladungen, 1989

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Alte Oper"
Reverse Text: "6000 Frankfurt am Main, Alte Oper"
Publisher: Rahmel-Verlag, Pulheim; F 22
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Reverse Text: "6000 Frankfurt am Main, Alte Oper"
Publisher: Rahmel-Verlag, Pulheim; F 49
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Alte Oper"
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt/Main. Das alte Opernhaus. The Old Opera House. La viellie Opéra."
Publisher: Verlag Horst Hintz, Frankfurt am Main; Nr. 6252
Size: Modern
Sent: from Frankfurt to Malchow, after 1993 [postmark removed]

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt"
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt am Main"
Publisher: Michel + Co., Frankfurt am Main; 676
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: signed: Anni Schult, 1991
Reverse Text: "Anni Schult, Siegburg"
Publisher: te Neues Verlagm Kempen
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "So schön ist es in Frankfurt - City Wetter [...]", "DM 0,23/12 Sek. Stand '95"
Reverse Text: advertising a weather forecast phone number
Publisher: PostCard - Die Gratispostkarte, Deutsche Post Consult GmbH; #95.12.43
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Alte Oper", "Frankfurt am Main"
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt, Alte Oper"
Publisher: Michel + Co., Frankfurt am Main; 526
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Alte Oper Frankfurt"
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt/Main, Alte Oper"
Publisher: Michel + Co., Frankfurt am Main; 1082
Size: 16.3 x 11.3 cm
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Frankfurt a. Main, Alte Oper"
Reverse Text: "Frankfurt/Main"
Publisher: Michel + Co., Frankfurt am Main; 1082
Size: 16.3 x 11.3 cm
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Phonecard (Deutsche Telekom, 2000)
Front Text: "Rohrinstallationen mit MÜPRO - damit haben Sie Ruhe.", "Alte Oper Frankfurt"

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Titel, Tanz und Tore. Deutscher SportpresseBall in der Alten Oper Frankfurt"
Reverse Text: "Viele Grüße vom Deutschen SportpresseBall Alte Oper Frankfurt, 06.11.2004"
Publisher: Deutsche Post
Size: Modern
Not sent.
Reverse Detail (postmark, 6 Nov 2004):
Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Opernspiele 2010. 30. Juli bis 15. August 2010. Täglich 11.00 bis 19.00 Uhr. 17 Jahre Opernspiele"
Reverse Text: advertising the mobile summer playground "Opernspiele" on Opernplatz
Publisher: Abenteuerspielplatz Riederwald e. V., Frankfurt; CityCards
Type: Advertisement Card
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Front Text: "Arkaden der Alten Oper"
Publisher: [Krömmelbein & Sturm Verlag]; Nostalgiekarte Frankfurt 2017; Nr. 39
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Publisher: Stadtecken, Remscheid
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Publisher: Stadtecken, Remscheid
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Picture: left, below: Alte Oper
Front Text: "Frankfurt am Main", "Alte Oper", [...]
Publisher: Mein Einkaufsbahnhof; Städte-Grußkarte mit Motiv von Jacques Tilly
Size: 20.3 x 10.5 cm
Not sent.

Frankfurt am Main: Alte Oper Reverse Text: "Alte Oper (Old Opera), Frankfurt"
Publisher: Nobis Design; bon voyage bv030
Size: Modern
Not sent.

For more images of this theatre, see Toy Theatre: Opernhaus Frankfurt.

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