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Cuvilliés Theater - Munich | by yushimoto_02 [christian]
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Cuvilliés Theater - Munich

The Old Residence Theatre was built from 1751 to 1755 under Elector Max III Joseph from plans by François Cuvilliés the Elder. Numerous magnificent productions of Baroque operas were staged here, including the premiere of Mozart's "Idomeneo" in 1781. Although the building was destroyed in the Second World War, the tiers of boxes had previously been removed and stored for safe-keeping outside Munich: by 1958 they had been reincorporated in another building, in the Apothekenstock (Apothecary Block) of the Residenz on the Brunnenhof (Fountain Court). This european work of art, a jewel of court Rococo, can thus be appreciated again today in all its former splendour.

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Taken on August 3, 2009