Basel is the municipal theatre of the city of Basel,
Switzerland, which is home to the city's opera and ballet companies.
The theatre also presents plays and musicals in addition to operas and
Because the theatre does not have its own orchestra, the Symphony
Basel is usually contracted to perform for opera and ballet
productions as needed. For baroque-opera productions, La Cetra, the
baroque orchestra of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, is engaged.
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Theater Basel's second theatre which was destroyed by fire in 1904
(postcard from 1904).
Basel was founded in 1834 under the name Basler Stadttheater.
The first theatre was designed by Swiss architect Melchior Berri.
In 1873 work on a new theatre began which was designed by Johann Jakob
Stehlin der Jüngere. This second theatre opened in 1875 and was used
until it was destroyed by fire on October 7th, 1904.
Plans for a third theatre were soon made, but it was five years before
that the theatre finally opened in 1909.
The fourth theatre opened in 1975.
Dominique Spirgi (2005). "Theater Basel,
Basel BS". In Andreas Kotte.
Theaterlexikon der Schweiz (TLS) / Dictionnaire du théâtre en Suisse
(DTS) / Dizionario Teatrale Svizzero / Lexicon da teater svizzer
[Theater Dictionary of Switzerland] (in German). 3. Zürich: Chronos.
pp. 1846–1848. ISBN 978-3-0340-0715-3.
LCCN 2007423414. OCLC 62309181.
Music venues in Switzerland
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Théâtre de Beaulieu
Basel: Theater Basel
Lucerne: Culture and Congress Centre
Lugano: Teatro Kursaal
Coordinates: 47°33′10″N 7°35′24″E / 47.552718°N