Margravial Opera House

The Opera House, built between 1744 and 1748, is one of the few remaining 18th-century theatre buildings in europe. The interior of this theatre with its tiers of boxes, made entirely of wood, was designed by Guiseppe Galli Bibiena from Bologna, the most important theatre architect of his day. Margravine Wilhelmine, a sister of Friedrich der Gro├če (Frederick the Great), was very involved in the theatre, writing plays, composing and acting, and was director of the court opera from 1737.

Today an impressive bright stage setting and sound stage setting informs about the Opera House as well as about culture and history of the margraviate.
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@ 2007-02-01 07:33:07
Link doesn't work and I don't know why...
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@ 2007-02-01 07:56:52
No idea why the Live Local link was malfunctioning. The system was able to get the info from the link to generate a GMaps link, and I've replaced the LL link with the GMaps one. That appears to be working.