“All The World’s A Stage? Comparing European Theatres, Operas and Concert Halls” at DAM

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in cooperation with the Department of Cultural Affairs is introducing european theatres, operas and concert halls. taking into account the discussion about the building ensemble comprising the frankfurt theatre and opera, examples of successful renovations as well as spectacular new constructions, which in some cases constitute catalysts for urban development, are being presented in order to support defining a sustainable vision for the future of the Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt.

 

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo/NO – Außenansicht Photo: Jens Passoth

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo/NO – Außenansicht Photo: Jens Passoth

 

What will the theatre houses of tomorrow look like? What shape will these central collective cultural meeting places take? It is not just the technical requirements and opportunities that are changing — the way performances are staged and what the public wants to see are also in flux. The unique ensemble that forms the Schauspiel theatre and the Opera in Frankfurt shall soon be undergoing comprehensive refurbishment — 50 years after the emblematic structure with its glass foyer first opened to the public. Courses of action currently being discussed are whether to renovate or start afresh, stay in the same spot or relocate. (more…)