Theater Dortmund

Theater Dortmund
Dortmund Konzerthaus.jpg
Konzerthaus Dortmund, one of several venues
Formation1904 (1904) as Stadttheater Dortmund
Typemunicipal theatrical organization
Coordinates51°30′40″N 7°27′42″E / 51°30′40″N 7°27′42″E / 51.51111; 7.46167

Theater Dortmund is a theatrical organization that produces operas, musicals, ballets, plays, and concerts in Dortmund, Germany. It was founded as the Stadttheater Dortmund in 1904. Supported by the German Government, the organization owns and operates several performance spaces.

In 2010 the Ruhr district was a European Capital of Culture, Theater Dortmund is a partner of the related program RUHR.2010 in the fields Music and Theater and Dance.[1]

Stadttheater Dortmund

Stadttheater Dortmund, destroyed in World War II

Theater Dortmund's original theatre was designed by architect Martin Dülfer and built from 1902 to 1904. The theater's inaugural performance was of Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser on 17 December 1904. Busoni's Doktor Faust was performed in 1925.

The building was significantly damaged from an aerial bombing on 1 March 1943, but remained in operation until 1 September 1944 when the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda of the Nazi government closed all German theatres. A second bombing on 6 October 1944 completely destroyed the original building.[2]

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