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Opera Frankfurt, Frankfurt

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The Oper Frankfurt (Frankfurt Opera) is one of the leading opera companies in Europe, and voted best "Opera house of the year" several times since 1996. Opera in Frankfurt am Main has a long tradition, with many world premieres such as Franz Schreker's Der ferne Klang in 1912, Fennimore und Gerda by Frederick Delius in 1919, and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in 1937. Frankfurt's international recognition began in the Gielen Era, 1977 to 1987, when Michael Gielen and stage directors such as Ruth Berghaus collaborated.

A historic opera house from 1880 was destroyed in World War II, and reconstructed as a concert hall, Alte Oper. The present opera house, built in 1963, is under one roof with the stage for drama. The opera orchestra is called Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester. Today's venue for Baroque and contemporary opera is the Bockenheimer Depot, a former tram depot.

Oper Frankfurt is part of the Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt.
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  • The Alte Oper at Opernplatz in Frankfurt am Main is a concert and event house. All kinds of events take place (see their homepage for actaul events) However, in addition to the events inside, a...  more »
  • The Opera house is centrally placed in the City and therefore walkable from our hotel which was a bonus. Modern with excellent sight lines and comfortable seating, the acoustics within the building...  more »

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