State Opera under the Linden, Berlin

Staatsoper Unter den Linden

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin is an opera and theatre building in Berlin-Mitte. The building of the State Opera was built as a Royal Opera and Entworfem by the German architect Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff in the year 1741. Already on 7. December 1742 the State Opera Berlin was opened.

Due to the size of the opera house, it was one of the largest in Europe. In the year 1843 the State Opera under the Linden in Berlin burned down completely. In the reconstruction of the State Opera, this was extended alongside the model of the old opera.

In the 2nd War destroyed by bomb attacks

In the Second World War the State Opera was destroyed twice almost completely by bomb attacks. After the first destruction of the opera in the year 1941, it was completely built again a year later. At the end of the war 1945 the State Opera was destroyed again.

Only 1952 could the State Opera be re-opened

Until the reconstruction, however, a total of seven years passed. It was only in the year 1952 that the State Opera could be re-opened. It was built on the model and the plans of the time by architect Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, who had designed and built it as the first 1741.

The refurbishment cost 240 million euros

From 2010 the State Opera was closed until 2013 and for a total of 240 million euros was painstakingly renovated. Since its opening in the year 1742 and despite its repeated complete destruction, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden has been a place with many sights and important performances.


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