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Stuttgart State Opera

Max Littmann

alias Königlich Württembergische Hoftheater, Staatstheater - Großes Haus, Staatstheater complex, City Theatre complex
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Important events

(detail)1912 | opening


(detail)Max Littmann |main architect

German architect, who focused his attention primarily on the construction of representative buildings as theatres, department stores and spa buildings.

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Carl Weigle |architect - participant of the competition
Ludwig Eisenlohr |architect - participant of the competition
Hans Jooß |architect - participant of the competition
(detail)Martin Dülfer |architect - participant of the competition

German architect and professor, who designed initially in Baroque Revival style and around 1900 employed Art Nouveau and joined both the branches to original synthesis. He built especially for higher middle class.


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Carl Moritz |architect - participant of the competition
Paul Schmohl |architect - participant of the competition
Bruno Schmitz |architect - participant of the competition


At the Staatstheater, Stuttgart (1912), Littmann combined both 'opera' and 'drama' in the Wagnerian senses, by building a large and a small theatre linked by administrative buildings; the larger is a simplified Semper plan, with a hidden orchestra but no 'mystic gulf.


In: Tidworth, Simon : Theatres: An Illustrated History. London 1973 p. 175



Author: Simon Tidworth

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