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Opera Leipzig

Opera, Leipzig Ballet and "Musikalische Komödie (MuKo)" (musical performances)

View of the illuminated opera Leipzig with reflections of the lights on the wet ground of the Augustusplatz which is a beloved sight of the music city of Leipzig, cultural institution, events
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Leipzig Opera - consisting of opera, musical comedy and Leipzig ballet - is the third oldest bourgeois music theatre stage in Europe. The outstanding international reputation is shaped by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, important soloists, an award-winning choir and the Leipzig Ballet.

The opera was opened in 1693, making it the second oldest German music stage after Hamburg. The Leipzig Music Trail takes you right past the Opera House and the Leipzig Jazz Days are also an annual guest here. The musicals and operettas included in the programme are performed in the historic Dreilinden House (Musical Comedy).


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Augustusplatz 12
04109 Leipzig
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  • Fully accessible entrance for wheelchair users info
  • Special and personalised assistance services available for people with disabilities
  • Assistance for blind and visually-impaired guests info
  • Assistance for hearing-impaired guests (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) info
  • Fully accessible elevator for wheelchair users info
  • Marked disabled parking available
  • Partially accessible rest-room for wheelchair users info
Elevator available
The illuminated opera Leipzig on the Augustusplatz in the dusk which is a beloved sight of the music city Leipzig, cultural institution, events
© Kirsten Nijhof