Staatsoper: tragedies and beautiful music
The Staatsoper at Unter den Linden is not only famous for the beautiful music that is performed, but also for a lot of tragedies. It endured quite a lot of disasters. It was built in 1741 and burned down three times.
Cows at the opera house
After the Second World War it was demolished and cows grazed in its ruins. The Berliners rebuild it again and again. Music and dance triumphed over war and destruction.
Many famous opera’s were performed here. But also important dance companies like the Russian Diaghilev Ballet were staged here.
Nowadays the operahouse give talented young composers the chance to play here too. www.staatsoper-berlin.de