Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt is the official name of the opera and drama theatres in Frankfurt am Main. The Oper Frankfurt is one of the leading opera houses in Europe, and voted best "Opera house of the year" several times since 2003. The present opera- and playhouse was built after World War II, because the historical building was destroyed. The former house was reconstructed as the Alte Oper and serves as a concert hall today.
Frankfurt's first opera was Johann Theile's Adam und Eva, performed in 1698 by Johann Velten's touring company. The young Goethe's first operas in his home town of Frankfurt were productions by Theobold Marchand's company.
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