At the front façade of the Opera House are seven busts of poets and composers, from left to right:
SHAKESPEARE - William Shakespeare (Stratford-upon-Avon 1564 - id. 1616), English poet and playwright (Wikipedia).
SCHILLER - Friedrich von Schiller (Marbach am Neckar 1759 - Weimar 1805),
German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright
WEBER - Carl Maria von Weber (Eutin 1786 - London 1826) German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic (Wikipedia).
MOZART- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg 1756-Wien 1791),
prolific and influential composer of the Classical era
WAGNER - Richard Wagner (Leipzig 1813 - Venezia 1883) German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist primarily known for his operas (Wikipedia).
GOETHE - Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Frankfurt am Main 1749-Weimar 1832), German writer and polymath; considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture
LESSING - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (Kamenz 1729 - Braunschweig 1781), German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist, and art critic
The Stadttheater Zürich, as it was called until 1964, was built by the Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer, who changed their previous design for the theater in Wiesbaden only slightly. It was opened in 1891.