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Oskar Kaufmann

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(detail)1910 | construction
Built between 1910-11 to the design by Berlin theatre architect Oskar Kaufmann.
(detail)1.10.1911 | opening
Opened on 1. 10. 1911 with "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare.
(detail)1937 | alteration
Enlargement of the stagehouse.
(detail)1944 | fire
Destroyed by bombs
(detail)1950 | alteration
1950-1952 rebuilt with significant simplifications.
(detail)12.4.1952 | opening
Re-opened with "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


(detail)Oskar Kaufmann |main architect
Hungarian-Jewish architect. He was an ex­pert of construction and design and played an ac­tive part in Berlin since 1900. His most well-known works are the Krolloper in Berlin, the Hebbel Theater and the Renaissance Theater in Berlin, the Neue Stadttheater in Vienna, and the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv.More theatres

Walther Unruh |architect
Carl Moritz |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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