THEATER BASEL is the municipal theatre of the city of
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.
* 1 History
* 2 Notes
* 3 Further reading
* 4 External links
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 (in German). 3. Zürich: Chronos. pp. 1846–1848. ISBN
978-3-0340-0715-3 . LCCN 2007423414 .
OCLC 62309181 .