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Opera House

Heinrich Christian Seeling

alias Stadttheater, Theater des Friedens, Landestheater, Opernhaus
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Important events

(detail)1886 | opening
built in 1884-86 as Stadttheater by architect Heinrich Seeling.
(detail)31.3.1945 | fire
A bomb attack on 31 March 1945 destroyed much of the original building.
(detail)50. 's 20. century | Reconstruction
Reconstruction: 1949-54
(detail)1968 | reconstruction
Architect:Kurt Hemmerling, 1968 Seating capacity: 843


(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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