THEATER BONN (also known as the STADTTHEATER BONN) is the municipal
North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany. It is an
organization that produces operas , musicals , ballets , plays , and
concerts . It operates several performance venues throughout the town:
Opera (de) for music theatre, the Kammerspiele Bad Godesberg
(de) and Halle Beuel (de) for plays, and the Choreographisches
Theater for ballet and dance.
* 1 History
* 2 Literature
* 3 References
* 4 External links
Kammerspiele, one of the venues for plays
The history of theatre in
Bonn dates back to the time of the
electors. End of the 17th century, a court theatre was established at
the Electoral Palace , where French and Italian troupes played. In the
18th century, an amateur theatre was established for German plays
(Nationaltheater), directed by Gustav Friedrich Großmann (de) from
1778 to 1784, who staged the premiere of Schiller's Die Verschwörung
des Fiesko zu Genua on 20 July 1783. The new French government
destroyed the court theatre in 1797.
In 1826, citizens built their own play house. A new building was
opened in 1848, marked by Beethoven's overture Die Weihe des Hauses
(The Consecration of the House). The house became the municipal
theatre in 1859, with performances by the Cologne theatre.
the history of its responsibility for the theatre back to that year.
Bonn theatre operated with its own ensemble for plays from 1902,
for opera from 1935. The theatre was destroyed by bombing during World
War II in July 1943.
After World War II, temporary venues for theatre were a university
hall, a gymnasium, a cinema, and the Prachtbau of the Bonner
Bürgerverein (de), completed in 1909. In 1965, a new theatre was
opened on the Rhine which serves as today's opera house. Intendant
Karl Pempelfort (de) focused on works by
William Shakespeare ,
continued by his successor Hans-Joachim Heyse (de) (1970–1981).
Intendant Claude Riber invited international singers to perform opera,
while plays focused on Austrian contemporary drama, initiated by Peter
Plays are performed in three venues: the Kammerspiele Bad Godesberg
(de), the Halle Beuel (de), and the Werkstatt (workshop) in the opera
house. Venues for experimental theatr