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Oper Leipzig
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Oper Leipzig

Oper Leipzig is an opera house and opera company in Leipzig, Germany.

The previous theater was inaugurated on January 28, 1868, with “Jubilee Overture” by Carl Maria von Weber and the overture for Iphigénié en Aulide by Gluck and Goethe's Iphigénié.

From 1886 to 1988, Gustav Mahler was the chief conductor.

During an air raid in the night of December 3, 1943, the theater was destroyed (as were all Leipzig's theatres).

Construction of the modern opera house began in 1956. The theatre was inaugurated on October 8, 1960 with a performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

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