Burgtheater - Vienna, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 48° 12.612 E 016° 21.620
33U E 601060 N 5340558
Quick Description: The Burgtheater, in Vienna is one of the most important German language theatres in the world.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 11/4/2006 10:48:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMXEM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Burgtheater, originally known as K.K. Theater an der Burg, then until 1920 as the K.K. Hofburgtheater, is the Austria's federal theatre in Vienna and one of the most important German language theatres in the world.

It was created on 14 March 1741 by Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa of Austria to be a theater next to her palace, and her son, emperor Joseph II called the "German National Theatre" in 1776. Two Mozart operas premiered there: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1782) and Così fan tutte (1790). Beginning in 1794, the theatre was called the "K.K. Hoftheater nächst der Burg". The theatre was moved to a new building at the Ringstraße on 14 October 1888 designed by Gottfried Semper and Karl Freiherr von Hasenauer. After it was burned out in 1944, the castle theatre was restored in 1955. The classic Burgtheater style and the Burgtheater German language were trend-setting for German language theaters.
Theater Name: Burgtheater

Country: Austria

Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 2
Vienna, Vienna Austria
1010 Wien

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Venue: Other (specify in narrative)

Type of Productions:
Musical Opera Repertory

Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1741

Architect/Designer: Gottfried Semper and Karl Freiherr von Hasenauer

Seating Capacity: 1175

Special Productions/Events/Festivals:
Wiener Festwochen

Stage Type: Not listed

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