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Heinrich Christian Seeling

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(detail)00. 's 20. century | construction
Built between 1905-1910 to the design by Heinrich Seeling
(detail)8.10.1910 | opening
Opened with Weber's "Jubel-Ouverture", Schiller's "Wallensteins Lager", and the "Festwiese" scene from Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg".
(detail)1939 | alteration
Interior rebuilding, purification removed most of the original decoration.
(detail)1944 | fire
Destroyed by an allied air strike when only the exterior walls and parts of the entrance hall remained.
(detail)1949 | alteration
simplified reconstruction
(detail)1962 | alteration
demolition of the gable
(detail)1973 | alteration

(detail)90. 's 20. century | alteration
1996-1998 major rebuilding


(detail)Heinrich Christian Seeling |main architect

He was born into a family of Christian Seeling master bricklayer. Even as a boy he learned the craft mason with his father. He was a student of Academy of Architecture in Berlin. He worked in the Berlin studio Hugo Licht, chief counsel of urban construction in Leipzig. The event that had an impact on the architect's career was winning awards in the competition for the theater in Halle. He was honored with the Royal Order of Class IV.

Picture: A design of an opernahus by him for Berlin

In: Freydank , Ruth. Theater in Berlin: von den Anfängen bis 1945. Berlin, 1988. p. 309

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(detail)Rudolf Krausz |architect - participant of the competition

Worked in atelier Hellemer and Fellner, favoring the style of Baroque revival architecture in early period  , in course of time shifting to Functionalism. 


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