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State Theater & State Opera Stuttgart

The State Opera Stuttgart belongs to the State Theatre Stuttgart, the largest theater with three departments in Europe. The departments artistically work autonomously within the common theatre company, which with more than 40 new productions each season and a repertoire of more than 100 works is considered to be one of the most productive houses.

The "Small House" of the building by Littmann was fully destroyed in 1944 and not rebuilt until 1961. The "Big House" was not damaged in the war but was technically modernized in 1956 and 1970 and "renovated" according to the taste of the time, the stucco and inner decoration vastly disappeared.

In 1983/84 it was completely restored according to the plans by Littmann which were rediscovered in 1982. Its spectator room has 1,400 seats. The stage is 23 m deep and ca. 19 m wide and has 66 flues, some electric and some manual. The decoration height is 8 m. The orchestra pit can be expanded from 0.0 to 2.7 m.

The State Opera Stuttgart has been awarded with the title "Opera House of the Year" six times: 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2006.

More information here: Staatstheater Stuttgart.