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Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar

Heinrich Christian Seeling

alias Großherzogliches Hoftheater
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Important events

(detail)1779 | construction

(detail)1825 | opening
Built 1825 by Baurat Steiner, replacing a previous theatre (built 1779, destroyed by a fire in 1825). Opened on 3rd Sep of 1825 with Rossini's "Semiramide".
(detail)1906 | closure
Demolished 1906 in favour of a new theatre building (Deutsches Nationaltheater).
(detail)11.1.1908 | opening

People

(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)Max Littmann |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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