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Opera is a burning issue in Frankfurt in more ways than one. Outsiders tend to associate it with the Alte Oper or the Opernbühne, but both were completely destroyed in the World War II. A new building was opened in 1951 but burned to the ground in 1987, being reopened some four years later. The stucco sculpting on the ceiling of the foyer is of particular architectural interest. The works of the six operatic stalwarts are staged here more than anything else, though they also alternate with more recent composers. Instead of a permanent program, the Oper Frankfurt currently employs a staggione system, staging performances in groups. The reputation of the opera house used to be a cut above the rest, but is on the wane as a result of internal disputes, despite some spectacular productions.
The Alte Oper or the Old Opera House still looks as magnificent and imposing as it did when it was inaugurated by Kaiser Wilhelm I in 1880. The building was financed by affluent Frankfurt citizens and was designed in an Italian Renaissance style by Richard Lucae. Destroyed in a 1944 air raid, it was rebuilt later and renamed the 'Old Opera Concert and Conference Center'. The main auditorium, the Grosser Saal with seating for about 2500 people, is the central part of the building and is used for concerts and musical extravaganzas. Smaller rooms can be hired for functions, conferences, corporate events, receptions, product launches and so on. Visitors can obtain refreshments in the cafe, the restaurant or the bistro.
The variety show at the Tigerpalast Varieté Theater has gained international repute since its inception in 1988. Each show lasts about 2 hours and features around 5-7 artists. Performances by talented and world-famous artists such as Molly Saudek, George Schlick, Elena Larkina, Kris Kremo and Maxim Popazov have graced this stage. Sit back and relax as talented jugglers, magicians, ballet shows and acrobatic performers from all over the world take your breath away. The in-house restaurant takes care of your hunger pangs while in the middle of a performance.
This multi-story brick edifice that formerly produced mineral oils and housed wine from Italy was converted to an art and social space in 2004. A short walk away from Sachsenhausen’s Südbahnhof, Die Fabrik hosts a rich musical program that runs the gamut from jazz and blues to Brazilian percussion and Argentine tango. The attached gastropub offers up deletable brunches and rustic dinners served up in the factory's vaulted cellar.
hr Hörfunkstudio II is one of the finest event spaces in the city. The place is used to conduct events like meetings, shows, concerts, theatricals and even for movie screenings. With a wonderful ambiance and fine acoustics, the events that take place in this hall are exciting and ensured successes. If you are looking to explore the city culture, attending an event here might give you a peek into the cultural and social life of the locals.
Frankfurt LAB is a brilliant venue if you are into performing arts and need grand space to work out and experiment your talents. This luxurious lab will offer its place for dance, theater, and musical rehearsals, with the rooms well equipped with modern amenities. Contemporary productions are largely practised here, while incorporating both dance and music into the same.
Popular, highly-acclaimed and fun to watch - that's the Freies Schauspiel Ensemble. The resident theatre group performs at one of the finest venues in Frankfurt, it performs several times a year. Under the guidance of director Reinhard Hinzpeter and leading lady Dagmar Casse, the ensemble has become a cultural institution in Frankfurt, performing a variety of works, from classic plays to chansons and fairy tales. Check out the website for upcoming shows and reservation.
Local musicians and bands in Offenbach am Main have found a safe haven in the form of Kommune2010. Situated on Sprendlinger Landstrasse, this multi-facility venue offers its studio space for rehearsals and recordings to these creative talents throughout the year. And that's not all, as the studios inside Kommune2010 as well as its open air patio also serves as a stage for local as well as international talents on tour, much to the delight of the music lovers. The concerts held here have a huge following, so make sure you call in advance to know more about the upcoming events.
The Alte Mühle - an old mill in Bad Vilbel - is a cultural center with a difference. Visitors can attend theater performances from Thursday to Tuesday or cinema screenings every other weekend. The scope of entertainment is extremely broad and also includes lectures, workshops and art exhibitions. The regular program is put on hold during the summer when a special cultural program takes place, featuring events like 'Jazz under the Trees', 'Jazz in the Village Square' and an open-air cinema. Prices vary, but are generally very reasonable.
Located at the Kranichsteiner Streer, the JuKuZ Oetinger Villa is more than just a cultural center. Apart from hosting concerts, workshops and similar events, it focuses on social and political causes. Group discussions,lectures,seminars and conferences held here provide a platform to share ideas and discuss important issues pertaining to the local community and further the cause of self-reliance and self government. The spaces here are rented out for hosting cultural, youth and political events. At times,the Villa's hall doubles up as a cafe,where interesting conversations are carried on, while gorging tasty short eats and coffee. For venue hire, staging a concert here and other details, call ahead.
Klosterberg Halle is one of the most popular places for live music in Langenselbold. Klosterberg Halle is known to host everything from concerts and comedy performances to musicals, meetings and conferences. Bands such as the King's Singers, Silvestor im Weintor and the 12 Tenors have previously performed on stage.The modern acoustics and lighting systems add to the power-packed performances.