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Koblenz Theatre

Peter Joseph Krahe

alias Kurfürstliches Hoftheater, Stadttheater
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Important events

(detail)1787 | construction
Archbishops, too, ordered theatres to be built. So in 1787, the archbishop of Trier and Elector Clemens Wenzeslaus picked a private investor to erect a “House for Plays, Operas, Balls, and Assemblies” in the city of Koblenz.
(detail)23.11.1787 | opening
Opened with Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio.” A week later the first play was performed: “The Brigands” by Schiller.
(detail)1867 | Ownership transferred to the city

(detail)1869 | Reconstruction

(detail)1966 | modernization

(detail)80. 's 20. century | Reconstruction
The changes that had accumulated in the 200 years of its existence were reversed in 1984/85 and the theatre completely restored; the aim was to recover the original as accurately as possible. Seating capacity: 500

People

Peter Joseph Krahe |main architect
Hermann Nebel |architect
Rudolf Biste |architect
Kurt Gehrling |architect

History

Even archbishops commissioned theatres once. An example is the archbishop of Trier and Elector Clemens Wenzeslaus who chose a private investor to construct his “House for Plays, Operas, Balls, and Assemblies” in the city of Koblenz. Only seven months later, on 23 November 1787, the theatre was inaugurated with Mozart’s opera “The Abduction from the Seraglio.” A week after that, the first play was performed: “The Brigands” by Schiller. In 1867 the city became the owner of the theatre. The alterations that had accumulated in the 200 years of its existence were reversed in 1984/85 and the theatre completely restored, with the aim of recovering the original as closely as possible. Today the Koblenz Theatre houses three permanent companies for drama, opera, and ballet and offers performances almost every day.

 

 

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