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Heinrich Christian Seeling

alias Opernhaus, Staatstheater, Stadttheater
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Important events

(detail)1903 | construction
Built between 1903-1905 to the design by Heinrich Seeling.
(detail)1.9.1905 | opening
Opened with a festive play "Im neuen Haus", and the "Festwiese" scene from Wagner's Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg".
(detail)1935 | alteration
1935-1936 interior redecoration by Paul Schultze-Naumburg.
(detail)1945 | fire
Damaged by bombs.
(detail)90. 's 20. century | alteration
Major restoration


(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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