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Silesian Opera

alias Katowice Opera (1945-1949)
history of the theatresupplementtechnical dataHistoric equipment

Important events

(detail)1901 | construction of the building as City Theatre

(detail)14.6.1945 | official inauguration of the stage
premiere of Halka
(detail)2005 | opening of the new concert hall named after Aleksander Didur

(detail)1.10.1901 | opening of the theatre
Premiere: Zur Weihe des Hauses by Beetheoven and The Maid of Orelans by Schiller; director of theatre: Kans Knapp,; in repertoire plays of: O. Strauss, J. Strauss, L. Fall, E. Kalman, W. Goethe, F. Schiller, Moliere, W. Shakespeare, F. Habbel, A. Strindberg, G. Hauptmann, L. Thoma, E. Hardt, H. Burte, H. Berte, F. Lehar, Walter W. Goetze
(detail)1910 | modernization
new backstage designed by Konrad Sengitz


Albert Böhm |architect
(detail)Adam Didur |Commissioned by
The famous Polish bass. He began his career on stage in the Pine-rolo in Turin in 1894.

Tadeusz Serafin |theatre director



  1. Jankowski B. M., Misiorny M., Muzyka i życie muzyczne na Ziemiach Zachodnich i Północnych 1945-1965, Poznań 1968.
  2. Opera Śląska 1945-1955, Stalinogórd 1956.
  3. Opera Śląska 1945-1970, Katowice 1970.
  4. Opera Śląska w dwudziestoleciu, editor Zenon Keller, Bytom 1964.
  5. Teatry polskie w trzydziestoleciu 1944-1974, nadbitka z „Pamiętnika Teatralnego” 1975, No. 3-4.



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