Classical settings: concert halls and opera houses

Classical music is an experience for all the senses. The appeal of concert halls and opera houses lies not only in the stage and the auditorium but in the exterior, the acoustics, the atmosphere and the charm. Both the music and the architecture blend the traditional and the modern in a number of different ways.

Semper Opera, Dresden

Dresden's legendary Semper Opera House has not had an easy life – it was burnt down in 1869, destroyed by bombers in 1945 and badly damaged by floods in 2002. The building with its rich Renaissance stucco was designed originally by Gottfried Semper and took 40 years to reopen after the Second World War. Today it is home to the Dresden State Orchestra of Saxony.

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