German State Opera (Deutsche Staatsoper), Berlin

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The Berlin State Opera is a German opera company based in Berlin. Its permanent home is the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, commonly referred to as Lindenoper, in the central Mitte district, which also hosts the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra. Originally the Hofoper from 1742, it was named Königliches Opernhaus in 1844, and Staatsoper Unter den Linden in 1918. From 1949 to 1990 it housed the state opera of East Germany. Since 2004, the State Opera company belongs to the Berlin Opera Foundation, like the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Berlin State Ballet, and the Bühnenservice Berlin .HistoryEarly yearsKing Frederick II of Prussia shortly after his accession to the throne commissioned the original building on the site. Construction work began in July 1741 with what was designed by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff to be the first part of a "Forum Fredericianum" on present-day Bebelplatz. Although not entirely completed, the Court Opera (Hofoper) was inaugurated with a performance of Carl Heinrich Graun's Cesare e Cleopatra on December 7, 1742. This event marked the beginning of the successful, 250-year co-operation between the Staatsoper and the Staatskapelle Berlin, the state orchestra, whose roots trace back to the 16th century.
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  • I like this opera house very much, it has nice productions, and very good singers. In every production there is at least one world star.  more »
  • My wife, son, daughter and I attended a performance of The Magic Flute (Zauberflote) by Mozart in December 2019. I had bought the tickets on-line before leaving the USA. The German State Opera...  more »
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  • From the three opera houses in Berlin, the State Opera is the one I adore the most. Great repertoire, even better word-class performances with exquisite soloists and conductors for a ticket price that might seem rediculously low compared to other big European opera houses. Just love it!
  • Great opera house! Enjoyed Mozart "The Magic Flute" (Sharon) there.

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