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It seems hard to believe but the Alte Oper, one of the most striking buildings in Frankfurt am Main, almost didn’t survive World War II. An air raid by the Allied forces left the building from 1880 in ruins. The opera companies in town had already found another home for their performances.
The Carmina Burana, a piece of music that stirs people’s imagination around the world, was first performed by Carl Orff at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt in 1937. It was also one of the last premiers in the neo-Renaissance building as it was almost completely destroyed in 1944. But the citizens rallied to save it and raised 15 million Deutsch Mark to reconstruct the building. Today the Alte Oper hosts festivals, concerts and conferences.
“The Alte Oper is the magnificent meeting point of culture lovers in and around Frankfurt”