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Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
 

Alte Oper / The Old Opera House

 
 
Alte Oper / The Old Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
1. Alte Oper / The Old Opera House Marker
Inscription. 1873-1880

Repräsentativer Solitärbau auf weitläufigem Platz im Stil der italienischen Hochrenaissance

Impressive detached building on a spacious plaza in the style of the High Italian Renaissance

Glanzvoller Mittelpunkt kulturellen und gesellschaftlichen Lebens
Gewidmet dem "Wahren-Schönen-Guten"

Magnificent center of cultural and social life
Dedicated to the "true-beautiful-good"

Architekt Richard Lucae

Architect Richard Lucae

1981

Wiederaufbau nach Kriegszerstörung
Rekonstruktion der Flanierräume

Reconstruction after war-time destruction
Side rooms for sauntering re-constructed

Einbau eines modernen Kongress- und Konzertsaals
Architekten Braun und Schlockermann

A modern congress and concert hall was built in
Architects Braun and Schlockermann
 
Erected by Denkmalamt Frankfurt am Main.
 
Location. 50° 6.929′ N, 8° 40.307′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Opernplatz and Bockenheimer Anlage on Opernplatz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Opernplatz 1, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60313, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Alte Oper / The Old Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
2. Alte Oper / The Old Opera House
The marker is visible here just to the right of the entrance.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horst Lippmann (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hotel Schwan (approx. half a kilometer away); Hauptwache / Main Guardhouse (approx. half a kilometer away); Johanna Kirchner (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Joachim von Sandrart (1606 - 1688) (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Frankfurt Romani Memorial (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Frankfurter Engel / Angel of Frankfurt (approx. one kilometer away); Friedrich Stoltze Geburtshaus / Birthplace (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
 
Also see . . .  Old Opera House (Frankfurt.de). Pull down or rebuild: For years the fate of ‘Germany’s most beautiful ruin’ was under discussion. But the people of Frankfurt provided an example of civic appreciation and on how to deal with historical heritage. Thanks to civic protests and generous donations the representative building from the Wilhelminian era, which had been bombed down to its foundation walls, was faithfully rebuilt to the original. On 28th August 1981, the inauguration of the Old Opera House was celebrated. (Submitted on December 5, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
<i> Frankfurt a. M. Oper.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Knackstedt & Hebler Lichtdruck, Hamburg, circa 1909
3. Frankfurt a. M. Oper.
The original opera house in Frankfurt is now the Alte Oper (Old Opera), a concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was inaugurated in 1880 but destroyed by bombs in 1944. It was rebuilt, slowly, in the 1970s, opening again in 1981. Many important operas were performed for the first time in Frankfurt, including Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in 1937. - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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